Ancestry program offered Saturday at Darien Library
Published 5:24 pm, Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A genealogy program, "Come Discover an Ancestor," will take place Saturday at the Darien Library.
The event, from 9 a.m. to noon, is a half-day open-house style event designed to help individuals and families gain a greater appreciation of their family history.
Tammy A. Hepps will be the keynote speaker.
The program will provide through its keynote and break-out sessions a hands-on learning experience to help people get started in researching family histories, including how to use simple-to-use Internet-based tools to research a family tree.
CDAA will feature an opening keynote speaker followed a choice of three different 40-minute workshops on such subjects as how to use social media to connect to family, how to write a personal history, how to get started in family history research and a workshop focused on discovering ancestor artifacts online.
The event will conclude with closing remarks and refreshments.
FamilySearch is a service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Hepps graduated Harvard with a degree in computer science and embarked on a successful career managing web technology teams for large companies like Barnes and Noble, The New York Times and NBC Universal, as well as start-ups like Sparknotes and Dow Jones/IAC Online Ventures.