An upcoming genealogy workshop will help you trace your family history.

Looking for family in all the right places – genealogy seminar

The Campbell River Genealogy Society will welcome back presenter, Joyce Young, to their seminar on Saturday, March 5.

Until 2005, all Young really knew of her family’s history was that her relatives hailed from Newfoundland and the United Kingdom. But a family reunion to celebrate the arrival of her Rochford ancestors to Canada sent her digging through old passenger lists. She was determined to find proof of their arrival. How hard could it be, she thought?

Needless to say, she was hooked and has been researching her family ever since. Today Young is the society researcher and Vice-President in charge of Programs for the Vernon & District Family History Society.

The following topics will be presented at the seminar:

1. An update of Familysearch.org to include the new digital book collection and other lesser known features.

2. A case study – searching for living family members and how to find all those cousins for a family reunion.

3. Adding history to your family history – what kind of home your ancestors lived in, what they did for a living and where to find such information.

4. The things you can learn from newspapers.

The seminar will take place at the Maritime Heritage Centre in the Rotary Hall from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Doors will open at 8:45 a.m.for those who would like to browse in the genealogy library beforehand. The cost of the seminar is $50 which will include refreshments. There will be an added charge for those who wish to order a bagged lunch. To register, contact Janice at (250) 203-0585 or check out the website: www.rootsweb.com/~bccrgc/crevents.html