Thursday, June 1st, 6:00-8:00pm
6:00 pm-Midwest Genealogy Center- Beginning African American Genealogy
7:00 pm-MAGIC- Genealogy Q&A
Saturday, June 17th, 12:00-6:00 pm
12:00-6:00 pm. Vendor displays.
1:00-6:00 pm 25-minute “Genealogy micro sessions” offering participants that complete a family history survey form guidance to move forward with exploring/preserving their family history.-- (33 total complimentary sessions available. Must complete the survey form and schedule an appointment to meet with a Genealogy consultant on June 17th.
Thursday, June 29th, 6:00-8:00 pm
6:00 pm-Midwest Genealogy--Introduction to tracing you Native American Genealogy
7:00 pm 7:00 pm MAGIC--Researching Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Muscogee-Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, and Chickasaw.
Significance of Genealogy Exploration
Tracing family genealogy, or the study of one's ancestry and family history, has become an increasingly popular pastime for many individuals. There are several reasons for this, as tracing one's genealogy can provide a sense of identity, belonging, and purpose.
First and foremost, tracing family genealogy can help individuals understand where they come from and what cultural, historical, and familial influences have shaped their ancestors' lives and, in turn, their own lives. This knowledge can provide a deeper sense of identity and connection to one's family and cultural heritage. For example, tracing genealogy can reveal information about an ancestor who was a pioneer in settling a new land, a veteran of a historic war, or a practitioner of a particular trade or skill. This information can help individuals understand and appreciate their own cultural heritage and the legacy that has been passed down to them.
Tracing genealogy can also help individuals understand the broader historical and social context in which their ancestors lived. This can provide a more complete picture of the world in which they lived and help individuals understand how their ancestors fit into the larger picture of history. For example, tracing genealogy can reveal information about an ancestor's life during a particular time period, such as the Great Depression, World War II, or the Civil Rights Movement.
In addition to personal fulfillment and a sense of identity, tracing family genealogy can also have practical benefits. For example, tracing genealogy can help individuals understand their family medical history and potential health risks, as well as assist in the identification of potential inheritable conditions. Additionally, tracing genealogy can help individuals understand their family's financial history, which can provide valuable information for estate planning and financial planning.
Tracing family genealogy can also bring families together. It can provide a shared interest and common bond between generations and help families understand and appreciate their shared history and heritage. Tracing genealogy can also help individuals connect with distant relatives, which can lead to the development of new relationships and a sense of belonging to a larger family network.