Family History Discovery Day set Saturday in Danville

Event to teach residents genealogy tools, connect with family history

This Saturday, the Danville Stake Family History Center will be hosting a free fair focused on teaching community members how to connect with their family history.

The event, called Family History Discovery Day, comes during National Family History Month, and will feature interactive booths and classes offering tips and lessons on new genealogical tools.

It will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 655 Old Orchard Dr., Danville from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Last year over 800 locals showed up to participate.

Specifically, this year's event will provide information on using social media, planning family reunions, DNA testing companies, visiting ancestors' graves online and more.

There will also be special exhibits for working on Chinese genealogy, and one titled "India & the Indian Diaspora: Quest for Our Ancestors." Boy Scouts can earn their Genealogy Merit Badge at a program just for them beginning at 10:30 a.m.

No registration is required.


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