Wolfeboro library to host genealogy program on Nov. 30

WOLFEBORO — Sarah Galligan will present a program on how to use the New Hampshire Historical Society to do genealogy research on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Public Library. The program, which is sponsored by the Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group and the Wolfeboro Public Library, is free and open to all.

The New Hampshire Historical Society contains a wealth of unique resources related to New Hampshire and New England that can be used in support of research into family history. The collections include printed and unpublished family histories, church records, and one-of-a-kind rare manuscripts. These valuable collections contain information not available anywhere else. Galligan will discuss how to use the different types of printed sources and where to look for information. Both experienced genealogists and those just starting to research their family will find items of interest at the New Hampshire Historical Society.

Galligan, who is the Society’s Library Director, is responsible for planning, development, care, use and interpretation of printed, manuscript and special collections materials. She has a BA in history from Dartmouth College and a Master of Library and Information Science from Simmons College, with a concentration in archives management. The New Hampshire Historical Society is an independent nonprofit that saves, preserves and shares New Hampshire history, serving thousands of children and adults each year.

The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group is free and open to the public for all those with an excitement for genealogy, beginner or professional. Just bring a desire to learn, share, help and teach others. Monthly meeting schedules can be found on the library website. For more information call Cindy Scott at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 603-569-2428.