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By Jeremy Wallace


TROY — If you are interested in learning about your family history, Amie Bowser Tennant is holding a presentation that can help.

This free presentation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Troy-Miami County Public Library and is for beginning or seasoned genealogists. Attendees will learn how genealogists work and explain why they use a standard operating procedure. She will discuss where to find stories about your ancestors, pictures and other documentation.

Tennant will also share how to properly fill out pedigree and group sheet information, how to do a basic search using FamilySearch.org and talk about the best way to keep your information organized and on the right track.

“Amie is very enthusiastic and we enjoy having her come in and do these presentations,” Joan Southerland, circulation specialist at the library said.

Tennant has been a professional research genealogist and speaker for the last 10 years. She was an assistant director of the Family History Center in Buffalo Grove, Ill.

She moved back to Ohio in 2010 and has since served as the vice president of the A.B. Graham Center and Museum in Conover. Tennant is serving as the recording secretary and newsletter editor for the Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society.

She is currently working on her national certification for genealogy.

“A lot of people get very interested in the back stories of their families and want to learn more about their heritage. She also offers help for getting information from other countries,” Southerland said.

To read more information from her on genealogy, go to www.mykithnkin.blogspot.com.

Jeremy Wallace can be reached at 937-552-2199 or follow him on Twitter @TroyDailyNews

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