The St. Lawrence County Historical Association and St. Lawrence Valley Genealogical Society are set to co-host a Local History and Genealogy Fair at the SLCHA Museum and Archives, 3 East Main Street, Canton, on Saturday, October 20th from 10 am to 4 pm.
Connect with seasoned researchers to learn how to research your own family’s history and how to preserve that information. Learn about various records available for local research and where to find them. Meet representatives from the many organizations around the county that are committed to preserving historical materials for future generations.
Admission to this community event is free and open to the public; all those interested in local or family history are encouraged to attend.
Representatives of local genealogical societies, history groups, and government offices will have exhibits, displays and demonstrations in the SLCHA Museum and Archives throughout the day. The fair will include displays by town historians and museums, groups such as the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Empire Loyalists, Jefferson County Genealogy Society, and the St. Lawrence County Clerk’s office.
Four workshops will be presented during the day on a variety of topics, as follows:
10 am – Internet Genealogy Research (Rita Goldberg, presenter)
11 am – Understanding Old Deeds (John Austin, presenter)
2 pm – Round Table Discussion for the Beginning Researcher (Pat Dominie & Philip Paige)
3 pm – Using Photographs in Research (Roger Bailey, presenter)
For more information about the Fair on October 20th, or to become a member, call the SLCHA at (315) 386-8133, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the SLCHA’s website.