May 7, 2001

Reconnecting: Planning a Reunion and Researching Your Roots on May 19, Main Library

Looking for a fun way to reconnect with your long-lost family members while learning about your roots? Then plan on attending a special program at the Main Library, 800 Vine Street, on Saturday, May 19, 1-2 p.m. Reconnecting: Planning a Reunion and Researching Your Roots will include staff from the Main Library and the Greater Cincinnati Visitors & Convention Bureau, who will discuss how to bring your family together, learn about your past, and preserve the past for the future.

�The purpose of this program is to give people tips on planning a successful family reunion," said Barbara Wolf, one of the presenters and a librarian in the History & Genealogy Department. �We will describe the opportunities a reunion offers for learning about your roots and compiling a family history.� It will also suggest how to compile your family history, describe the basics of family research, and outline what materials are available at the Library and through the Internet on planning a reunion, family history techniques, and genealogical research. Assisting Ms. Wolf will be librarian Don Baker, of the Education & Religion Department.

Gayle Harden-Renfro, of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, will also be on hand to discuss how the Bureau can help bring all your research together using its Family Reunion Packet. �The packet has a lot of useful information, such as where to stay while in town, what to do, and what sights to see,� said Ms. Harden-Renfro. It will be available free to all attendees.

The program will be held in the Huenefeld Tower Room, third floor. Anyone interested should contact the Education & Religion Department (369-6940) to register.



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Interpreter available upon request for the hearing impaired.� Please call� 369-6944 (TDD 369-6946) at least one week before program.