Thursday, June 23, 2011

FamilySearch coming to Pottstown

I am super excited to share with you that FamilySearch will be coming to Pottstown in July to image the records at the Pottstown Historical Society! Yahoo!!!! Many of you might know of the journey that I have been on to get FamilySearch and the Pottstown records together and I am so excited to see it finally happen. I am also excited to be one of the newest members of the Board of Directors for the Society as well. I had a great opportunity to speak to the Historical Society and then to the Rotary Club about Family History and the records that will be recorded at the society. There are so many treasures found there like original deeds from early 1700s that will now be accessible online through this project! Can you tell how excited I am? I spoke to a small group of men and women in Milford and shared with them about how to discover their family history as well. I love sharing with others the way to search and find their ancestors and through the process I believe is how we find ourselves as well.

Get ready for some serious indexing classes coming soon both at the Historical Society as well as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Even if you are not from the area you can help us index these priceless records and give to the world a service of love as we knit our hearts together as one.

As President Gordon B. Hinckley once said, "All of us need to be reminded of the past. It is from history that we gain knowledge which can save us from repeating mistakes and on which we can build for the future."