Friday, September 28, 2018

Arkansas State Archives to host Genealogy Day Oct. 27

In honor of Archives Month, the Arkansas State Archives will hold a special Genealogy Day event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the State Archives at 1 Capitol Drive. The event is meant to help fledgling and longtime researchers with their genealogy projects.

Staff and members of the Arkansas genealogy community will be on hand to provide individualized help to researchers. Staff member Lauren Jarvis will give an overview of the archives around 9 a.m., after which staff member Danyelle McNeill will demonstrate how to search for information on the Arkansas State Archives website.

The event is for everyone. Genealogy is the second biggest hobby in the U.S. and is growing in popularity. All who are interested can benefit by working with other genealogists,

“Every researcher has some problem or question that they have not been able to solve,” said Susan Boyle, a noted genealogist who will be helping at the event. “This is a good day for researchers to come with their ‘brick walls.’”

Arkansas State Archives staff look forward to the opportunity to help people with their genealogy conundrums!