On December 4, 2017, Lee Mathis, a retired Air Force Officer and volunteer docent and staff aide at the National Archives, gave a Meet the Speaker presentation at the Central Library: “Beginning Your Search for Ancestors”. Lee has been volunteering at the Archives for over 20 years, so he’s gained some valuable insights into how to go about beginning your research.
Lee’s presentation focused on advice for those who have wanted to look for their family’s origins but simply haven’t yet. He gave tips on engaging family members in the search for ancestors, as well as what kind of resources are available online and at various archives in the D.C. area.
Lee has kindly offered to share the slides from his presentation: 20171204 Lee Mathis Encore Learning Presentation
If you would like a quick overview, here is the outline only: 20171204 Lee Mathis Encore Learning Presentation Outline
The Meet the Speaker series is jointly sponsored by Encore Learning and the Arlington Public Library. This lecture series is always free and open to the public. Please join us for our next event at Central Library on January 8, 2018: