Monday, March 12, 2012

Genealogical Society meeting to present Volunteering at Family Search March 13

HOUGHTON -- Family Search has long been a mainstay in genealogical research, providing free access to a wide range of records, documents, and other genealogy resources. But providing this valuable resource and keeping it free is dependent on a vast army of volunteers.*

Society President Avis West will speak at the March meeting of the Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, in the Community Room of the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton. The meeting is open to the public.

President West will provide a walk-through on doing volunteer data entry at Family Search as a way to give back and contribute to this valuable service. West will be demonstrating the website, showing how to register, what choices are available on which data bases to work on, different levels of difficulty, and how it works -- all of which can be done at home.

Anyone who is interested in genealogy or becoming a member of the Society is encouraged to attend this meeting. For further information, call 482-4021 or email

* Family Search is at

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