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Free Workshop for Beginning Genealogists

How Libraries can Help With Family Research

Event date: 3/15/2014 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Export event

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Margaret Troke Branch Library will host How Libraries Can Help with Family Research, a free Genealogy Workshop for Beginners!   Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society will present useful information to help you with your genealogy research!

Many genealogical records are not on the Internet but may be located within your local library with help from library staff. The Chavez Central Library has a comprehensive genealogy reference section, including old Stockton directories, microfilm of San Joaquin newspapers, and many local historical materials. The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library offers  many genealogical resources, related books, and assistance from librarians as well as free access to the library version of At this workshop, presenters from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society will introduce the many resources and services that our library offers to help with your research and will help you learn which basic documents are useful for discovering your roots, where to find them, and how to get them.

After the presentation, members of the San Joaquin Genealogical Society will be available for individual help in online research.  Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

For further information, contact Lori at (209) 474-6448 or email the Society at

Space is limited! Those interested in attending this workshop must sign-up at the Troke Branch Library Information Desk or call (209) 937-8221.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and use the Library's free WiFi!

This free program is provided through the generosity of the San Joaquin Genealogical Society and the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.  The Margaret Troke  Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Dr in Stockton.  For more information, call 209-937-8221 or (866) 805-7323 (READ) (COUNTY).  Visit the Library’s website at and fan or follow us on and
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