Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Thanks to a grant from the New York State Educations Department, the Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE)  now available at the Royalton Hartland Community Library. Now many local folks are trying to discover their family roots. This online service provides individuals the most comprehensive resource for discovering their roots, but one may not know where to start.

Thanks to Genealogist Lou Omel, that task may be a bit easier. Omel, a  consultant from the Family History Center in Williamsville, will be at the Royalton Hartland Community Library on Monday, August 24 at 7 p.m. with an informal presentation entitled “Climbing Your Family Tree”. It will focus on how to use the online database available at Ancestry LE to research your family background. It will be followed by a question and answer period.

When the library is open, patrons can access Ancestry LE from one of the library’s public computers or from their own devices using the library’s Wi-Fi connection. Omel will be explaining how to use this online resource effectively.

Anyone attending the August 24 program with a special interest such as specific countries of origin, the military, local history, the Civil War, etc. can let the library know when they register.

As space is limited, it is advised to register for this program by calling the library at 716-735-3281.

The Royalton Hartland Community Library provides residents a wide variety of programs and materials that can be found on the library’s website at www.RoyHartCommunityLibrary.com .