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Fun Programs at the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library
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Fun Programs at the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library


The San Joaquin Genealogical Society and the Margaret K. Troke Library are pleased to present the 2014 series of free genealogy workshops, Find Your Roots—Anyone Can Do it! Throughout the year, members of the Society will present a series of workshops to help you dig up your personal history and discover your family tree.

The workshops planned for this year’s series are:

•  March 15 – How Libraries Can Help With Family Research

•  April 5 – Basic Internet Family History Research

•  May 17 – Census, Vital, and Other Basic Records: How to Find and Use Them Effectively

•  June 7 – Organizing Your Information and Documents: Preserving Visual Artifacts, Photos, and Maps

•  September 6 – Research on Location: Why, How, and What Can be Found Where Your Ancestor Lived; Adding Context (Information about Local History, Customs, etc. to Enrich the Story about Your Ancestors)

•  October 4 – Rookie Genealogist Mistakes

•  November 1 – Mexican Genealogy

The workshops will be held one Saturday a month from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the program room of the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library. Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours. There is no charge to attend the workshops.  Refreshments will be served. Workshop topics are subject to change, so for more information, check the Library’s online calendar at:

For more information about the programs, contact Lori at (209) 474-6448.



Do you like mysteries? Do you read a mystery (or more) each month? Do you love sharing your reading experience with others?  If so, come to the Mystery Book Club at the Troke Branch Library! Starting in March, the group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. at the Margaret K. Troke Branch Library, 502 West Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton.

At the end of each meeting, the group chooses a theme or a specific author to be discussed at a future meeting. Library staff then provides a number of books on that theme for the group to read and share with the other members at the next meeting.

So…if you love reading mysteries and sharing about them with other mystery lovers, you can pick up a book focused on next month’s theme or author at the circulation desk at the Troke Library and then come join us at the Troke Mystery Book Club on the second Thursday of each month. Attendees who are on their lunch hour are welcome to bring their lunch!

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

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