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Find Your Family Tree

Community contributed by Gladys Brown

Genealogy and family history search is the fastest growing hobby in America.  Come join us for a free workshop on this fascinating pastime on Saturday May 14, 2011, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Latter Day Saints Family History Library in Kalamaula.

Susan Shaner, Hawaii State Archivist, is the keynote presenter who will speak on “Hawaii State Archives Records.”  Learn how to access these public documents.

Alex Haley, author of “Roots,” wrote, “All human beings belong to some family that has ancestry and a native land.  The need for knowing who you is is universal.”  If a descendant of slaves could find his ancestors in Africa, we, too, can find our roots and branches.

This first in a series of family history search is sponsored by the Family and Community for Education Council, the Molokai Museum and Cultural Center, the LDS Family History Library and the Alu Like Native Hawaiian Library.  There will be family history exhibits and a tour of the Family History Library at noon.   The library staff will assist anyone interested in beginning their history at 12:30 pm.  Bring your own brown bag lunch.

To reserve your place at the workshop, please call  Gladys Brown, president FCE, 553-5375; Noelani Keliikipi, executive director, Molokai Museum, 349-2236 or 558-8262; or Faith Horner, Native Hawaiian Library, 336-0463.

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