"Climbing Your Family Tree" lecture series at Way

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by: Rose Mills | Category: Education

Way Library and Historic Perrysburg are offering a three-part lecture series in April titled “Climbing Your Family Tree.” This workshop is designed for the intermediate-level genealogist who already has some experience in genealogical research.

The featured presenter will be Marjorie Waterfield, an accomplished local genealogy instructor. Co-presenters are Beverly Dennis and Becky Visser.

Ms. Waterfield has been an instructor of Genealogy Research at Toledo University, Bowling Green State University, and Lourdes College. She has continued her education as a History Major at Lourdes University.

She is author of hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles on history, nostalgia, travel, humor and genealogy in local and national magazines and publications.

Her 6 generation cookbook titled “The Cookin' Cousins” was the subject of a layout in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. She also appeared as a guest on the Today Show in New York City with her cookbook. She was interviewed by the “New York Times” on the value of family reunions.
She is author of numerous books on genealogy and research.
In 2012 she took second place in the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.
Her latest Book “Errant Rebel” covers the life of Caleb G. Forshey, a Confederate officer in the Civil War.
Marjorie is a member of: Descendants of the Mayflower Society; Past State Secretary, currently on the State Board, past Lt. General of The Toledo Colony; John Alden Society and the Pilgrim Society; First Families of Ohio; Builders and Settlers of OH; First Families of Putnam Co., OH; First Families of Ray Co., Missouri; First Families of Geauga Co., OH; Pioneer Families of Franklin Co., OH; Fort Industry Chapter of the D.A.R.; Daughters of the Union Veterans; Daughters of the Confederacy; Ohio Genealogical Society; Lucas Co., Chapter of OGS, Past President; Current President of Genealogy By Computer Society; National Genealogical Society; Toledo History Museum; Phi Alpha Theta Chapter of the National Honor History Society.

She lectures on a variety of history and genealogy subjects throughout Ohio and has appeared as a speaker at numerous national conferences and events throughout the country; including Ohio Genealogy Conferences, FGS Conferences in Richmond, VA., St Louis, MO. and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Her latest lectures cover obtaining records from the “WPA, C.C.C. Camps and TVA Projects in the 1930s”;” The Life of the Working Families During Prohibition, The Great Depression and World War II in Toledo”, “Family History Hidden In Social Security Records”; “What Do Federal Records Have On Your Family?”; “Where Did Grandpa Spend His Evenings?” and “The History of White House China”.

The lecture series, to be held at Way Library, is free and open to the public. Dates are April 1, 8, and 15 and the lectures will take place from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Topics are “How Important Are Obits?” “Find a Grave,” and “History of the W.P.A.”

For more information, please visit the library’s website at waylibrary.info or call 419-874-3135 extension 119.

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