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Genealogy Expert to Head Up Library Discussion

Professional genealogist Jennifer Holik-Urban will explain how people can use online family trees and social networking to make connections.

Want to know more about your family's history?

Join professional genealogist and author Jennifer Holik-Urban at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Fountaindale Public Library. Through her presentation, attendees can learn how to use online family trees and social networking to make connections.

“I’m going to explain the benefits of using social media and the basics of setting up an account for Twitter, GooglePlus and Facebook,” Holik-Urban said.

The free event is being held as part of the Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club programs. The Genealogy Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month.

Holik-Urban said genealogy has become more popular in the last few years.

“A lot more people are coming out of the woodwork to do it,” she said.

She began her genealogy research more than 15 years ago and enjoys helping others get started on their journey. She said genealogy is an evolving hobby.

“Even if people have been doing it a long time there’s always something else or some new method to learn,” she said.

Genealogy Day

Fountaindale Public Library will host Genealogy Day at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21. The event will include speakers, comprehensive handouts, prize drawings, and tips. Space is limited and registration is required. Reserve a place by calling (630) 685-4176 or register online.

For more information about the program or the Genealogy Club, click here.

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