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April 2017
Free

Genealogy: Advanced Research & Database Skills

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903-3219 United States
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You’ve outlined the basics, your family tree is growing, and you’re looking to advance your research skills. This workshop will give you some tips to take you to the next level. You’ll learn about locating and using non-digital sources like manuscripts collections, property deeds and probate. You’ll identify secondary sources to expand your contextual research in order to understand the time and place in which your ancestor lived. You’ll review new options for keeping your research organized including online citation…

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May 2017
Free

Learn, Save, and Write Family Food History with Maureen Taylor

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903-3219 United States
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In this workshop we’ll explore foodways through the historical, cultural and traditions of your family. We’ll discuss ways to discover that food history by interviewing relatives, and studying artifacts. Learn how to save those memories by surveying a variety of writing solutions. Max 15 spots. Please register at http://www.provlib.org/node/5679?eid=.

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Fefa’s Market: The Bodega Corner Store as Hub of Early RI Latino Community

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903-3219 United States
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Marta Martinez will speak about the significance of the "bodega" the neighborhood corner store as the hub of early RI Latino communitys. She tells the story of Fefa's Market, the first bodega in Rhode Island and how it helped to strengthen a community. Please register at http://www.provlib.org/events/marta-martinez-fefas-market-and-latino-foodways.

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Learn, Save, and Write Family Food History with Maureen Taylor

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903-3219 United States
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In this workshop we’ll explore foodways through the historical, cultural and traditions of your family. We’ll discuss ways to discover that food history by interviewing relatives, and studying artifacts. Learn how to save those memories by surveying a variety of writing solutions. Max 15 spots. Please register at http://www.provlib.org/node/5679?eid=.

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