***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
Genealogy Resources Available through the Orem Public Library:
The Orem Public Library now has Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest, two of the finest online genealogy resources, available to Library patrons for free!
Ancestry.com offers over 4 billion names in worldwide historical records, including census and probate records, immigration and military records, and newspaper obituaries.
Heritage Quest offers census records, full text of over 22,000 family and local history books, Revolutionary War records, records from the Freedman’s Bank, and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) which is the largest index to genealogy and local history periodicals in the world.
These two resources are available for your use in the Library at designated stations at the main floor General Reference Desk. You can also access Heritage Quest from home or anywhere you have access to the Internet by visiting the Library’s website (www.oremlibrary.org) and using your Orem library card and PIN.
Upcoming Family History Workshops at the Orem Public Library:
Tuesday, October 16, 7 pm: Introduction to Using Online Resources, presented by Family History specialist Ben Beeson.(This is a hands-on class with limited seating. Call the Library at 229-7175 to reserve a seat.)
Monday, October 22, 7 pm: Using Online Databases to Trace Your Family Tree, presented by BYU Family History Professor Kory Myerink. Kory has been involved in nearly every aspect of genealogy and family history for the past 20 years. He is a highly regarded accredited genealogist with specialties in German, Dutch, and U.S. records.
Monday, October 29, 10 am: Preserving your Family Stories and History, presented by Family History specialist Ben Beeson.
Tuesday, November 13, 7 pm: Software Programs for Preserving Your Family History, presented by Family History specialist Ben Beeson.(This is a hands-on class with limited seating. Call the Library at 229-7175 to reserve a seat.)
Tuesday, November 20, 7 pm: Census Records for Genealogy Research, presented by Kathryn Daynes. Kathryn received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University, and she joined the BYU faculty in 1994 where she now heads the Department of Family History. She is a highly respected researcher, writer, and genealogist with a specialty in U.S. history and census records.
[Note: Anyone is welcome to attend these programs, and anyone can come into the Library to use the databases, not just Orem residents or registered library card holders.]