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Captivating Non-Genealogists with Family History Activities

On April 24th, join us in learning about how genealogists are able to share the family history they researched with their families. Join us in exploring various activities for genealogists to involve family members and people in their lives in discovering stories and history of their families.

Lisa Louise Cooke of The Genealogy Gems Podcast has several options for genealogist to captivate non-genealogists in their lives. We will view her series of videos, Inspiring Ways to Captivate the Non-Genealogists in Your Life.

The series includes:
Gem #1: Decoupage Plate
Gem #2: Family History Christmas Wreath
Gem #3: Family History Wall Displays
Gem #4: Memories Candy Bars
Gem #5: Family History Shape Collage
Gem #6: Google Earth Family History Tour

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

On May 22nd, learn how to use of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps to supplement and enhance genealogical and local history research. We will be using Lisa Louise Cooke's video on Sanborn Insurance Fire Maps and reviewing her "Companion Guide to Where to Find Sanborn Insurance Fire Maps", which is a compilation of online Sanborn map resources.

This program is brought to you by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center and the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society.

These events are FREE and open to the public.