History is Alive at the Library!

July 6th, 2015

It’s not apple pie. It’s not quilting, baseball, or rock n’ roll, either. No, “the most American thing in America,” according to former president Teddy Roosevelt, is Chautauqua. Chautau-what? Before television, radio, and car travel, cultural and educational entertainment was not easily attained by folks living in rural areas. In 1874 at Lake Chautauqua in Read More


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Uncover Your Family History

October 28th, 2014

Did you know that if you go back 10 generations in your family tree, you have 1,024 direct-line ancestors? Ten generations may sound like a lot, but if you were born in 1950, ten generations may only bring you back to 1700 – a little over 300 years ago! Direct-line ancestors only include parents, grandparents, Read More


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