PIQUA — A Family History Fair will be hosted by congregations of Piqua Ward and Sidney Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Aug. 29. The event will be held at the LDS meetinghouse, located at 475 W. Loy Road, just east of Piqua.
Those interested in learning about genealogy and searching their family histories are welcome to attend. The event is free to the public.
Registration for the event will be held from 8-9 a.m., with a welcome session from 9-9:15 a.m. Three class sessions will be held as follows:
• First Session — 9:25-10:15 a.m.
FamilySearch for Beginners; Beginning DNA and genealogy: putting the genes into genealogy; If You Don’t Find Grandma on the Internet; Migration Trails to the Ohio.
• Second Session — 10:25-11:15 a.m.
Social Media: Breaking Down Brick Walls; Causes of Death and Death Certificates Advanced Search Strategies at Family Search; Treasures in Township Records.
• Third Session — 11:25 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Social Media: Breaking Down Brick Walls; Beginning DNA and genealogy: putting the genes into genealogy; Advanced Search Strategies at Family Search; Migration Trails to the Ohio.
Presenters will include Amie Bowser Tennant, a professional genealogist for 10 years; Dana Ann Palmer (CG), a board certified genealogist and president of the Warren County Genealogical Society; Peggy Clemens Lauritzen (AG), accredited genealogist; and Stephen McDonald, a medical doctor (MD, FACP), avid genealogist since childhood, whose medical background bears on his presentations of genealogical DNA techniques and the analysis of death certificates.
Lunch will be served following the third session.