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Connect Your Family Roots This Holiday Season

Posted 12 months ago by Ryan Dunn

After all the eggnog is gone this holiday, take time with visiting family to understand your roots.

There is no one more qualified than you to outline your family tree. It is a story of your history as told through the generations before you. And the best time to start is now.

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library Local History and Genealogy Department created a packet to do exactly that. Each step will guide you through building your family tree with prompts and digital resources.

This is especially important to do before it is too late and those stories are lost forever.
Jill Gregg Clever
Manager, Local History and Genealogy Department

First, the booklet provides a series of questions to ask relatives, such as where they married and what they remember about their own grandparents. Then, you can complete the included pedigree chart that brings your family tree to life. Customers looking for an even deeper family narrative can review genealogy books and research materials at the Library.

The holiday season presents a perfect time for loved ones to work on their family tree, said Jill Gregg Clever, manager of the Local History and Genealogy Department.

“With relatives gathering together, it is a great opportunity for people to share stories of their childhoods, remembrances of their parents and grandparents and any family stories that can be passed down to the younger generation,” she said. “This is especially important to do before it is too late and those stories are lost forever.”

Pick Up a Packet

Where will your discoveries lead you? Check out the Library’s obituary index for more family information. Or look to the Community Photo Album for a glimpse of our distant and not-so-distant past. As always, Local History and Genealogy Department librarians are more than happy to assist. Visit the Library anytime during business hours or call 419.259.5233 to schedule a one-on-one research session.