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Saturday, June 16
2018 Family History Workshop Series  (Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
North Kingstown Free Library
(see multiple listings for this series)
2018 Family History Workshop Series
PPL’s Rhode Island Collection is excited to present an ongoing series of genealogy learning events in collaboration with the Rhode Island Historical Society. With offerings for both the novice and experienced genealogy researcher, these events are designed to encourage you to research your own genealogy and to document your family stories. You are welcome to sign up for any of the 2018 planned workshops and events below. Please contact Kate Wells at kwells@provlib.org with any questions.
Intro to Genealogy What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? In this workshop, you’ll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer!) to create your own family tree. You’ll learn about resources in your community, how to search several free genealogical databases, and how to use what you find to document your family history. Basic comfort using a computer for online research is required. This workshop is offered as follows:
Saturday, April 21: 10 am - 12 pm Providence Public Library
Saturday, May 5: 1 - 3 pm Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, Johnston
Saturday, June 16: 10 am - 12 pm North Kingstown Free Library
Saturday, September 29: 10 am - 12 pm Portsmouth Free Public Library
Genealogy Marketplace Saturday, October 20, 10 am - 12 pm , RI Historical Society, Aldrich House, “Shop” many of Rhode Island’s historical societies, public libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions. Explore the state’s rich genealogical resources and learn how to access the extensive genealogical resources provided. Representatives from several repositories will be present to answer questions and provide brochures and other guides to learn more about their genealogical resources.


Thursday, June 21 through Saturday, June 23
Pace Society of America Annual Conference  (Other Organization Events)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The 2018 Reunion of the Pace Society of America will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from June 21-23, 2018. All Pace lines and/or alliance welcome. Visit www. pacesociety.org for more information.


Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24
2018 Lillibridge Family Reunion  (Other Organization Events)
Bandera, Texas
The countdown is on… it is just 2 months until the 13th Triannual Lillibridge Family Reunion at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera, Texas from Thursday, June 21st – Sunday June 24th 2018.
If you are interested in attending the reunion, please contact Janis Maynard at WMAYNARD@prodigy.net or (512)990- 1399 or Ina Schafer at inaschafer@gmail. com or (210)490-1739. The deadline for reservations at the ranch was set for 3/31/18, but you will still be able to make a reservation during April-May if there is still availability. There are also numerous hotels in the nearby cities of Boerne, Kerrville and Bandera as well as an RV Park in Bandera or you can reserve a cabin across the road at the West 1077 Guest Ranch. If you have made a reservation, either on site or off site, and have not returned your registration form, please do so as soon as possible. Also, if you will just be joining us for a day visit, please fill out a registration form and return as we need an accurate head count for the ranch. We are also assembling a family tree for attendees, so we need the names of all people from each party. Visit lillibridgereunions.wordpress. com/ for more information.



Monday, July 30 through Wednesday, August 1
2018 Family Reunion, Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn International Family Association  (Other Organization Events)
Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn International Family Association
2018 Family Reunion
30 July – 1 August 2018

 

            The 2018 reunion of the Rathbun-Rathbone-Rathburn families will take place July30-August 1, 2018, in Newport, Rhode Island, at the Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center. These families descend from John and Margaret (Acres) Rathbone who were among the original settlers of Block Island, RI, in the late 1600s. Activities will include a tour of Block Island guided by Pamela Littlefield Gasner, one of many Rathbun descendants still living there, a visit to the Rathbone grave site, a tour of Newport and the Vanderbilts' summer home, The Breakers, visits to sites where early Rathbuns lived, worked, and died, and lunch at the famed Atlantic Resort. Family members are encouraged to bring memorabilia, family trees, pictures, and genealogical records for sharing. For further information on meeting your cousins and to register, go to the Rathbun Rathbone Rathburn International Family Association Reunion event page at 

Eventbrite https://bit.ly/2Eozp9M. Registration closes June 15, 2018. Questions: John D Bowen, 301-384-6533, johndbowen@earthlink.net or 301-384-6533




Saturday, September 29
2018 Family History Workshop Series  (Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Free Public Library
(see multiple listings for this series)
2018 Family History Workshop Series
PPL’s Rhode Island Collection is excited to present an ongoing series of genealogy learning events in collaboration with the Rhode Island Historical Society. With offerings for both the novice and experienced genealogy researcher, these events are designed to encourage you to research your own genealogy and to document your family stories. You are welcome to sign up for any of the 2018 planned workshops and events below. Please contact Kate Wells at kwells@provlib.org with any questions.
Intro to Genealogy What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? In this workshop, you’ll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer!) to create your own family tree. You’ll learn about resources in your community, how to search several free genealogical databases, and how to use what you find to document your family history. Basic comfort using a computer for online research is required. This workshop is offered as follows:
Saturday, April 21: 10 am - 12 pm Providence Public Library
Saturday, May 5: 1 - 3 pm Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, Johnston
Saturday, June 16: 10 am - 12 pm North Kingstown Free Library
Saturday, September 29: 10 am - 12 pm Portsmouth Free Public Library
Genealogy Marketplace Saturday, October 20, 10 am - 12 pm , RI Historical Society, Aldrich House, “Shop” many of Rhode Island’s historical societies, public libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions. Explore the state’s rich genealogical resources and learn how to access the extensive genealogical resources provided. Representatives from several repositories will be present to answer questions and provide brochures and other guides to learn more about their genealogical resources.



Saturday, October 20
2018 Family History Workshop Series  (Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
RI Historical Society, Aldrich House,
(see multiple listings for this series)
2018 Family History Workshop Series
PPL’s Rhode Island Collection is excited to present an ongoing series of genealogy learning events in collaboration with the Rhode Island Historical Society. With offerings for both the novice and experienced genealogy researcher, these events are designed to encourage you to research your own genealogy and to document your family stories. You are welcome to sign up for any of the 2018 planned workshops and events below. Please contact Kate Wells at kwells@provlib.org with any questions.
Intro to Genealogy What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? In this workshop, you’ll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer!) to create your own family tree. You’ll learn about resources in your community, how to search several free genealogical databases, and how to use what you find to document your family history. Basic comfort using a computer for online research is required. This workshop is offered as follows:
Saturday, April 21: 10 am - 12 pm Providence Public Library
Saturday, May 5: 1 - 3 pm Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, Johnston
Saturday, June 16: 10 am - 12 pm North Kingstown Free Library
Saturday, September 29: 10 am - 12 pm Portsmouth Free Public Library
Genealogy Marketplace Saturday, October 20, 10 am - 12 pm , RI Historical Society, Aldrich House, “Shop” many of Rhode Island’s historical societies, public libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions. Explore the state’s rich genealogical resources and learn how to access the extensive genealogical resources provided. Representatives from several repositories will be present to answer questions and provide brochures and other guides to learn more about their genealogical resources.



Wednesday, April 3, 2019 through Saturday, April 6, 2019
2019 NERGC Conference  (Conferences)
Manchester, NH
The 2019 New England Regional Genealogical Conference will be April 3-6, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire. Anyone thinking they might like to attend and would like to share a ride or a hotel room get in touch with Helen Smith, 530 West Reach Drive, Jamestown, RI 02835, 401- 423-0442, HHSCTC@aol.com, and she will try to match people up.
Visit www.nergc.org/2019-conference/ for more information about the conference.