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Tombstone research class to be held at library

The county library offers online genealogy resources including Ancestry Library, Heritage Quest and Fold3 military databases as well as census, marriage and cemetery indexes. The collection also includes yearbooks, maps, local village histories, war rosters and local newspapers.

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The Tuscarawas County Public Library System will host a genealogy class titled Tombstone Research: The Dash Between the Dates on Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at its Main Library, located at 121 Fair Ave. NW in New Philadelphia.
 
Genealogy librarian Deb Kitko will teach family history researchers how to work with and expand upon headstone and cemetery record information to learn more about their ancestors. Kitko will share a real example of how research completed the story of an ancestor who lived more than a century ago.
 
"Sometimes names and dates on a tombstone or cemetery record are the only bits of information a family historian has available to begin genealogy research,” public service associate Gina Merrill said. “It can seem daunting at first, but genealogy-related records can help researchers learn more about the life of the very real person who lived the dash between the dates.”
 
The county library offers online genealogy resources including Ancestry Library, Heritage Quest and Fold3 military databases as well as census, marriage and cemetery indexes. The collection also includes yearbooks, maps, local village histories, war rosters and the Times Reporter — along with its predecessors — on microfilm.
 
In addition to local newspaper microfilm, the county library subscribes to Newspaper Archives, which is an online database that offers keyword search capabilities for articles and obituaries in newspapers across Ohio dating back to the 1800s.
 
There is no charge to attend this spring genealogy program, but registration is required. One may reserve a seat by using the online program calendar on the library’s website at www.tusclibrary.org or by calling 330-364-4474 ext. 101.
 

Published: April 16, 2018
New Article ID: 2018180419996