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Oswego Public Library Offers Genealogy Workshop

OSWEGO – Are you searching for your ancestors?  Do you want to learn more about your family tree?

To help community members who want to find their roots, Oswego Public Library is offering a two-hour genealogy workshop with expert Amy Starr Zuch, of North Country Library System, on July 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Zuch is an experienced genealogist who will provide many tips to help people research their ancestors.

In the Genealogy Resources workshop, Zuch will give a basic overview of genealogy terms, how and where to find documents in New York State, the federal census, online resources, and the HeritageQuest database.

Beginners will get a good idea of how to search out interesting facts about their ancestors.

The workshop will be held in the Community Room on the lower level of the library and is sponsored by the library’s Public Computing Center. To sign up, please call the library at 341-5867 or visit the main desk of the library.

Oswego Public Library’s Public Computing Center offers free workshops on Saturdays, weekdays, and weekday evenings. Other Saturday workshops offered in July include a series of three workshops on Internet Safety for Parents on July 14, 21, and 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.

On July 21, a workshop on Sketchup, a 3D communication software program, takes place from 1 to 3 p.m.

On July 28 from 1 to 3 p.m., there is a workshop on Pinterest, a content sharing and social networking site that allows people to create online pinboards of their favorite things.

Workshops are listed on the library’s web site at www.oswegopubliclibrary.org or individuals can go to the main desk in the library to learn about upcoming workshops.

The Public Computing Center is also open daily, with someone to help members of the public with anything computer or technology related.

Help with preparing resumes, cover letters, and job applications is also offered.

A Job Club meets on Mondays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Please call the library or go to the main desk in the library to sign up.

Programs are provided free of charge through a Broadband Technology Opportunity (BTOP) grant.