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Genealogist will speak on saving family stories

This article originally appeared in the Star Courier.

GENESEO-A special program, “A Gift that Money Can’t Buy,” will be presented at the Geneseo Public Library Saturday, Jan. 22 by Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar Jeffrey Bockman.

The program, which begins at 1 p.m., is based on Bockman’s book by the same title which encourages people to record and save their family’s history and stories.

Bockman will explain how to use basic forms to record family data, as well as basics for identifying people in photographs, basic preservation, and how to record unique family stories.

Bockman is a genealogy lecturer and writer. He was president of the DuPage County Genealogical Society for five terms, was a contributing editor for the Everton’s Genealogical Helper, and a feature writer for the Heritage Quest Magazine.

The program is made possible, in part, by an award from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

The program is open to the general public. Reserve seats in advance by picking up tickets, free-of-charge, at the Geneseo Public Library.