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Heritage Tales

Heritage Tales In-Person

Calling all ancestry seekers! Join us each month to share your questions and discoveries with fellow genealogists. Pick up pro tips from our featured monthly presenter and learn more about the resources that can help you uncover your own family's stories. 

This month's presenter is Cheryl Sampson, Watching the miniseries Roots was the genesis of Cheryl Sampson’s interest in genealogy. Her mother, Frances Garrett, started the process in researching the family’s history in Hart and Jefferson counties in Kentucky. Cheryl has taken up the mantle and continued to research her own family. She also uses genealogical research techniques and sources in her research into local Rochester 19th century historical figures such as Rev. Thomas James, Hester Jeffries, and Fannie Barrier Williams. Today, Cheryl will share best practices in starting your family genealogy and some ah-hah bits of information she stumbled upon in crashing through brick walls in her research.  

A FREE program sponsored by the Local History & Genealogy Division, 585.428.8370. 

Saturday, October 22, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central - Local History Division
Central Library
  African American History     Department - Local History & Genealogy     Monroe County Bicentennial     Subject - Genealogy     Subject - Local History  

Registration is required. There are 10 seats available.


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