27 September 2017

Genealogy Library or Society Lock-In … Is there one happening near you?


Genealogy Library or Society Lock-In … Is there one happening near you?

Unfortunately, I had to miss the one local genealogy library lock-in that occurred many years ago and I still considered it one of the “missed opportunities” that I kick myself over.

I was reminded of these fun events when ConferenceKeeper.org posted about recently adding a bunch of these events to the site, Looking for a Local Library Lock-In? and includes several flyers for the newly added events (I love seeing how a group visually entices us to attend their genealogy-related event).

There is a large lock-in event spearhead in Waco, TX which provides programming to participating libraries and genealogical societies …

The Waco-McLennan County Library Genealogy Center, in cooperation with the Central Texas Genealogical Society, will host the 17th Annual Genealogy Lock-In in celebration of Family History Month. This event takes place Friday, October 20 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the West Waco Library & Genealogy Center (5301 Bosque Blvd).

State-wide other libraries/societies, 26 plus to date http://bit.ly/2ukKrpU, will be celebrating with their own events and activities as part  of the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT). This state-wide initiative to connect libraries / societies and provide educational and research opportunities for the public is spearheaded by the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library.  The GNT will provide a series of eight live streamed programs with up-to-date topics accessible at participating libraries and genealogical societies. See the “hours hosting” http://bit.ly/2ukKrpU.



Have you participated in a library lock in? What is your favorite memory from it?

Is there a genealogy lock-in coming soon where you live?  If so, share the details.






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