My fascination with my own personal family history lead me to check out to read this book. Megan Smolenyak, genealogy author and speaker "offers everything readers need to know to start the journey into their past, from digging through old photos, to finding the best online resources." It was during my own searching I discovered one of my own relatives was "a resident of Windsor Connecticut who was executed for witchcraft in 1654." Just remember, though, searching gets you involved in history which can lead to good and not-so-good family history.
It is no secret that ancestral searching is a big hobby, beginning with the most used subscription service, Ancestrydna.com. If you do not subscribe to Ancestrydna.com, our library offers HeritageQuest where one can find the US censuses, Freedman's Bank records (for African-American ancestors), Revolutionary War materials, local and family history books, and more. Happy genealogy-searching!
--Joan Parks, Head Reference and Instruction Librarian