Genealogy Workshop: After Hours Research, Sunday Oct 21

February 28, 2018

Genealogy Workshops @ PPL

Fall 2018 — 3rd Sunday of Each Month

After a brief summer hiatus, Genealogy Workshops are back at the Portsmouth Public Library. We are pleased to announce the fall 2018 offerings! Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. We hope you will join us on the third Sunday each fall month.

Back to Basics -- Begin or Refresh Your Genealogy Research
with Jennifer Shoer
Sunday September 16
| 2 - 4 PM | Hilton Garden Inn Room
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Jennifer Shoer, who has previously shared her expertise about DNA research and Eastern European Genealogy, will share with us a genealogy 101 sort of crash course, touching on the basics of genealogy research -- where to begin, how to gather information, refocusing your research, resources for online research, and best practices.

Jennifer is a certified genealogist and Managing Genealogist of Reconnecting Relatives, LLC. She specializes in assisting Jewish individuals find family with whom they have lost contact due to time, memory loss, family conflict or the devastation of Holocaust. Find out more about Jennifer at or her blog,

After Hours Genealogy Research
with Experts
Sunday October 21
| 5:30 – 8:30 PM | Meet in Levenson Room
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The library will once again provide our popular after-hours research time to delve noisily into the past with you! A very brief presentation to start, then this is free time to explore, begin your research, ask questions, or go deep on a specific topic. Library staff, even more local experts than last year, and DAR volunteers will be on hand to help navigate the web, databases, and the materials in the Special Collections Room. There will be a library curated Youtube video channel full of research tips running all evening. Pizza, salad, treats and beverages will be provided. You may bring your own dinner if you prefer. Reservations must be made for this event! Please visit or call the Reference Desk at 603-766-1720 to reserve your spot. 40 spots available.

Our Genealogy Survey is still open! Let us know how we are doing and please feel free to let us know what else you want to learn!

Please note there will be no Genealogy Workshop held in December. More information about November to come!

Genealogy Workshops