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Genealogy workshops this month at library
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Forsyth County News

If you’re going

Library patrons interested in any of the October genealogy workshops should register in advance at or by calling (770) 781-9840.

Want to learn more about your personal history? The Forsyth County library system may have exactly what you need.

A series of free genealogy workshops continues through the end of this month at the Cumming and Sharon Forks library locations.

Programs manager Laura Bradley said genealogy is a popular topic among library visitors. 

“There’s definitely a following,” she said. “We have a core group of patrons who attend almost all of our genealogy programs and we have a staff member who recently retired who is really passionate about genealogy.”

Bradley said the topic is so popular, in fact, the library system each year offers two genealogy series, one in the spring and a second each fall.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, genealogist Kenneth Thomas Jr. will present “Leaving a Trail on Ancestry” at the Cumming branch, 585 Dahlonega Road, in which participants will understand how land records may fill in gaps with genealogical research.

Linda Woodward, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Cumming branch, will present “Beyond the Draft Cards: Additional WWI Selective Service Records.” This program will provide an explanation of the selective process, including the three distinct registrations, classification lists, inductee lists, appeals to the president and records relating to delinquents and deserters.

The series concludes at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Sharon Forks branch, 2820 Old Atlanta Road, as Linda Woodward presents “Estate Records: More than Just Wills.”