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Beginning Genealogy: Tapping Library Resources to Trace Your Family Roots

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Genealogy research on laptop

 Have you ever wondered about the journeys your ancestors took, or how deep the roots of your family tree run? Genealogy is the study of family lineages. It can be used to reveal and construct the stories of our past. Genealogists research and analyze historical records, genetics and archives, and utilize other strategies to trace family trees.

Join us for our next Educational Series presentation, Beginning Genealogy: Tapping Library Resources to Trace Your Family Roots, to learn how to navigate Madison Public Library resources and newspaper databases to research your genealogy. Martin Alvarado, Community Engagement Librarian for Business and Technology at Central Library, will lead the workshop. This is a virtual event that will take place from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20.

Martin is deeply interested in research, interpretation, and documentation of the past and present. He was born to parents from Mexico and the United States, and his family is equally passionate about their heritage and history. He’ll teach participants how to access library archives and newspaper databases, including Madison-specific and national resources, to research their family roots. 

Laura Skilton Verhoff, a member of the foundation’s Donor Development Committee, will serve as moderator. Laura is SVP and Managing Senior Counsel at Associated Bank.

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Alvarado’s college degrees were previously listed incorrectly – he once studied history and journalism but changed his majors to geology and geophysics. We regret the error.


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