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Zoom into... Discovering your Story 

(three-part online learning series)

Get ready to discover your genealogy and family heritage, and learn how to document it with this online series! The whole family can enjoy the process of learning, journaling, documenting, and scrapbooking the past and present.

WHO: Youth ages 8 to 18 and their families (no need to be a 4-H member to participate; parents and younger siblings may join in)

WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. on July 7, 9 and 14 (three-part program)

WHERE: Online via web conferencing tool Zoom

WHAT:

  • Topics include genealogy, family heritage, journaling, collections, and creative writing.
  • Discover family history and understand how events today can become significant in tomorrow’s history.
  • Led by 4-H volunteers. Sessions hosted and moderated by 4-H staff.

COST: FREE! Pre-registration required. Registration opens June 23 and closes July 1 or when class reaches size limit.

  • Note: Space may be limited due to the interactive style of this program. Please register only if you plan to attend.

MEETING INFORMATION

  • Meet via the Zoom platform (password protected link to come in future communications)
  • Series include three parts; participants attend all sessions
  • Sessions start promptly at 4 p.m.
  • Estimated time of 60 minutes for each session

PARTICIPANT NOTES/MATERIALS

  • Notebook or another way to take notes.
  • Access to a computer/internet. Some participants may choose to join these sessions from a smartphone or tablet to leave the computer available for use during the sessions.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARENTS from the session leader: "In doing genealogy research, sometimes long hidden family secrets are revealed. For example: Maybe Grandma was married before she met Grandpa, and maybe her first husband disappeared because he went to prison, or maybe Grandma's much younger sister was really her daughter. Most genealogists enjoy finding such interesting facts, but I just want you to be prepared for this possibility."

For questions or if you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Jo Ann Britton at jbritton@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Program Areas
Event Date(s)
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Event Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Fee
$0.00
Location
Online