Our library created a mini-genealogy conference called Family History Day. The event, which took place on a single Saturday in October, combined our genealogy classes from previous years with new activities. This format allowed us to concentrate our staffing needs into one day and three spaces, rather than spreading the need for staffing throughout the month.
We invited local genealogists to give lectures, participate in one-on-one sessions and give tours of the genealogical resources of our building. Local organizations, libraries and businesses were invited to take part in our expo area to connect with the community.
Chicago Public Library helped people get in touch with their roots in a daylong genealogy conference.