Time Travelers Genealogy Guild plans programs at library

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Time Travelers Genealogy Guild, a group of history-minded family researchers led by local genealogist Diana Brumfield at the Putnam County Public Library, has several programs lined up over the next couple months.

On Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, the group will visit a vintage cemetery. Following up on previous Revolutionary War patriot research, it will discuss the life and service of Samuel Denny, a patriot who had no children of his own, was almost forgotten and whose tombstone had been lost or deteriorated.

The group will car pool and follow to Deer Creek Cemetery in Warren Township, one of the oldest and best-kept burial grounds in Putnam County. Participants are urged to bring a flower or flag to decorate his grave and show him he has not been forgotten.

On Oct. 3 from 5-7 p.m. the group will be asking “Which DNA Test Do I Take?” Genetic genealogy is not a fad, it is considered the future of genealogical research.

Are you just trying to find what countries your ancestors came from or are you looking for a birth parent? Maybe your grandfather was adopted and you would like to find out what his surname should really have been.

Time Travelers will discuss the various types of DNA tests available to align with such goals.

Finally, on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon, the group will repeat the DNA test overview for those who could not attend the Wednesday night session as well as Saturday guided research.

New members are always welcome. The library is located at 103 E. Poplar St., Greencastle.

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