Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Luzerne County Historical Society (LCHS) is offering a genealogy workshop on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Bishop Library, 49 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Have you always wanted to research your Wyoming Valley ancestors? Or, have you made a start and are looking for new sources to explore? This workshop will introduce the collections of the Luzerne County Historical Society, describing what we collect and how the collection has developed over the decades. Participants will receive information about the genealogical resources at LCHS and how to use them. Information on resources available at other area locations, or that do not exist, will also be covered.
Among the unique resources at the Historical Society are yearbooks from local schools, published local histories with genealogical information, and significant runs of Luzerne County newspapers, which are available on microfilm and through the searchable online database, newspapers.com (fee for use). Participants will have the opportunity to pursue their personal genealogical questions as part of the workshop.
Amanda Fontenova, LCHS’s Director of Library and Archives, will teach the workshop. Fontenova has been working with the LCHS collection for ten years. She previously worked at Eckley Miners’ Village and the Anthracite Heritage Museum. Fontenova is an experienced researcher and oversees all historical and genealogical requests at LCHS’s Bishop Library. “I enjoy the challenge when someone presents me with a question that I haven’t come across before,” says Fontenova.
Participation is limited and pre-paid reservations are required. $15 for LCHS members and $25 for non-members. To sign up, email reservations@luzernehistor>y.org or call 570-823-6244 ext. 3.
Location Bishop Memorial Library, 49 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701