New Philadelphia, Ohio - Individuals interested in learning what it takes to be a part of the Daughters of the American Revolution, First Families of Ohio, and other lineage societies are invited to take part in a special program at the Tuscarawas County Public Library System's Main Library on Monday, October 22nd.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Board Certified Genealogist Cheryl Abernathy will cover the basics of preparing a lineage society application as well as the importance of following the guidelines to provide valid proof of your direct connection to an ancestor.

Public Service Associate Gena Merrill says many people consider joining a lineage society to honor their ancestors and their contributions to national or local history or to expand their own genealogy research. She says the process of gathering that information can sometimes seem overwhelming, and so the library has recruited an expert to provide assistance.

"Having guidance and tips from someone experienced in preparing these applications can make the process go much more smoothly," she says.

Seating for the program is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information, visit the online registration calendar at or call the Main Library at 330-364-4474 ext. 101.

In addition to the upcoming program, the library system also offers one-on-one genealogy sessions for those interested in finding out more about their family trees. The one-hour sessions are designed for those just starting out with their research or for individuals already conducting research in need of further assistance. For more information, call or stop by the Main Library, located 121 Fair Ave. NW in New Philadelphia. 


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