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Genealogy with Toni McKeen at New Canaan Library: Getting to Know an Ancestor in Depth
July 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
Genealogist Toni McKeen, a frequent presenter at New Canaan Library, will deliver the live Zoom lecture, “Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Ancestor,” on Wednesday, July 8 at 10 AM EST. Please register for this program online at newcanaanlibrary.org, Zoom information will be provided upon registration.
When doing genealogical research, it’s important to get a broad idea of family connections, but it can be very satisfying to get to know one ancestor in depth. Join genealogy expert Toni McKeen as she demonstrates how to do so in her lecture “Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Ancestor.” Toni will explain how to break down the process into small steps, using childhood, military, career and marriage information, family photos, and a timeline. She will then demonstrate how to format computer research into printable pages, enabling one to create a wonderful book for future generations to treasure.
Toni McKeen is a member of several genealogical organizations, has been teaching for the last 14 years, and was recently Chairman of the Genealogy Club of Newtown. She has been doing genealogy research on her own extensive Italian family, her husband’s Irish family and son in law’s German family for the last 30 years. She now has more than 9,600 of her closest family members entered in her Family Tree Maker program.