If you're interested in researching your family history, there are many online resources available to begin your search (and a lot of them are free!).  Use the attached worksheet to document your progress!

Essentials

Are you are planning a staycation this summer and need some ideas about places to visit and things to do?  Metro Detroit has a lot to offer!  Be sure to check websites for hours and possible closures.  

Hiking and Biking Trails

Genealogy Connect: How to Write the Stories of Your Life

Join us on Thursday, July 16 at 10 am as genealogist Laura Hedgecock presents "How to Write the Stories of Your Life".  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom.  Registration required.

For more ways to find your past, check out Trace Your Family Tree.

Want to know more about Zoom programs?  Check out these tips for a great experience.  

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, July 16 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) invites you to voice your opinion regarding their regional plans, programs and activities through their Public Participation Plan.  

Now through January 24, 2020, anyone interested may review and comment on the draft. Your comments will help ensure the ongoing opportunity for effective, broad-based participation in the development and review of regional plans and programs. Visit SEMCOG's site for a link to the draft as well as more information.  

Music is great for setting a mood or recreating a feeling.  So, put on your vintage 'Coca Cola' shirt and acid washed jeans and remember (or discover) how 1988 felt with a walk through that year's most popular songs.  You can hear it on Spotify as Time Capsule:1988.  

 

Experiences to Go Kits are are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new and exploring your family history can be a great experience for the entire family!  Create a time capsule and learn the basics of genealogy with the Family History kit which includes: The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Trace Your Roots, Share Your History, and Create Your Family Tree by Kimberly Powell, TableTopics Family Gathering Game, genealogy forms to document your family and instructions on how to make your own time capsule.  

Don't forget that the library has many other family history resources to offer as well!  You can check out the following books or use an e-resource.  

                                                                                                                                                    

The Canton Public Library is partnering with the Plymouth Community United Way to provide hygiene products to those in need in the local community.  Suggested items are full sized shampoo, conditioner, body soap, lotion, shaving cream, razors, mouth wash, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste and toothbrushes.  Please bring these items to the library between September 30 and October 13 and place in the donation boxes.   Thank you for your generosity!

The Plymouth Community United Way is a non-profit organization working to address the basic human needs of the residents of Plymouth, Canton and Western Wayne.

 

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