Library offers tools to help explore your past

With upcoming holiday gatherings, now is the time to find out about your ancestors past.  How did your parents or grandparents celebrate the holidays? What was their childhood like?

FInd out what types of questions to ask, and how to ask them, as well as what type of equipment is needed.

Led by Susan Kusterbeck, Librarian II, Genealogy, and the McKinney Public Library System, this event is open to all, and no registration is required. The event will be held at Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 East Hunt Street, McKinney, on December 7 at 7 PM.

In attendance will also be members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, John Abston, McKinney chapter.

"Genealogy is by far one of the most popular hobbies in the United States. Learning about your family history often starts with trying to figure out who is related to whom in your family tree. Libraries and the Internet are important tools for this type of research as they provide access to numerous historical records such as census, wills, marriage and bible records. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution are enthusiastic family researchers and are happy to attend initiatives like this one being held at our library," said Melissa McPherson, Chapter Regent, John Abston, McKinney, NSDAR.

Please contact Susan at 972-547-7343 or email her at for more information.