December 30 2010

Press Release: Back To Basics

(l to r) Alice Scott, Jeanne Petta, John Brundage, (obscured) Denise Patti, Joan Litzenbauer, Millie Kellam

At its June 24 meeting, the Wayne County Genealogy Group laid plans to present a series of three free workshops called "Back to Building a Firm Foundation." The Genealogy Group, which meets monthly at the Wayne County Historical Society, hopes to encourage those who have been wanting to begin to research their family history, as well as current members who are at the beginning of their quest, to start with proven techniques. Dates and topics

Wednesday, August Vital Records and Rules of Evidence
Wednesday, August Census and Courthouse Records
Wednesday, August Using Your Computer to Find Your Ancestors

Experienced Genealogy Group members will mentor the new researchers. All workshops start at 5 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main St., Honesdale. Space is limited and pre-registration required. For more information or to register, call Gloria McCullough at 570-253-3240 or email

For those who cannot attend the workshops but would like to further their family history research, the WCHS Research Library is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, with Librarian Gloria McCullough ready to assist you. Use of the library is free to members and $5/day for non-members. Gloria also does paid Wayne County research for those who cannot visit the library. Her fee is $40 for two hours of research time (including courthouse); additional research is $20/hour should you choose to continue.

For more information about the Research Library, visit or contact Gloria McCullough directly.