Last evening I had the privilege of working at our local library's second "Genealogy Lock In." It was so much fun! We started off with a few computer glitches, but those got worked out quickly. Luckily, the local chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society provided several volunteers to help us assist in guiding the attendees research their families. We helped folks locate death records, obituaries, and census records. One lady got so excited that she broke out in hives! The bonus of having free printing for the evening delighted all those in attendance. We had a few mishaps, a crying infant distracted some people, and there were a few questions which remained unanswered...we could not track down the hometown of a German immigrant from the 1860s, and we were not sure just which "Mr. Moore" was the ancestor of one of our ladies. If you are associated with a library, I recommend trying out a "Genealogy Lock In" in your library! One of our volunteers said she wished the Courthouse would let us have a lock in there! (Well it can't hurt to dream, can it?)
Thanks to all those who attended the Lock In, and thanks to all the terrific staff and volunteers who helped make it a success!