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Celebrate Family History Month With Ask a Genealogist Program

The City of Carlsbad is celebrating Family History Month with the launch of the Ask a Genealogist program. The program is available through the Genealogy and Carlsbad History Division of the Georgina Cole Library beginning Oct. 1. 

The purpose of the program is to help participants learn more about their family history. Participants can take part in three, one-hour sessions with experienced genealogists on the library staff and through the North San Diego County Genealogical Society. Participants will have access to the library’s highly-regarded print and online resources. 

Participation is free and open to all library patrons, but appointments are necessary. To sign up for the program, call 760-434-2931 or email genealogy@carlsbadca.gov.

Ask a Genealogist is being offered in partnership with the North San Diego County Genealogical Society. 

Additional Family History Month activities include: 

  • A genealogy exhibit at Cole Library, featuring the origins of the library’s genealogy collection
  • Public scanning days where patrons can scan family photos and documents to archival standards on Oct. 29 (Cole Library) and Nov. 12 (Dove Library)
  • Oral history recordings with residents 

Carlsbad’s Georgina Cole Library has one of the largest genealogical collections in California. The collection can be searched online through the Carlsbad City Library catalog. The collection includes: 

  • Printed books and journals, microfilm, microfiche and CDs
  • United States city directories through 1881 on microfiche and microfilm
  • County histories in print and on microfiche
  • County atlases in print
  • State census on microfilm 

For more information
760-434-2931, genealogy@carlsbadca.gov 

City media contact
Susanne Bankhead, 760-434-2960, susanne.bankhead@carlsbadca.gov

 

October 5, 2016