Curious about your family's roots? Wylie's Smith Library presents Genealogy Boot Camp, designed to steer participants in how to research their heritage. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.
The morning session will include information about library resources and tips for looking into family history. The afternoon will include breakout sessions about researching African-American ancestry, European ancestry, and Hispanic ancestry; preserving photos; and more. Choice of afternoon sessions will be made onsite the day of the event. There will also be an opportunity to scan up to 10 family pictures and documents per person.
The day will include a local history presentation about Stonehaven, a 20th-century bungalow-style home built in 1912 by Collin County architect William Stone for his new bride Charlotte Howard. The house, located in Wylie near South Ballard Avenue and Alanis Drive, was designed and built using techniques Stone gleaned by studying architect Frank Lloyd Wright; it was declared a Texas Historic Landmark in 1992. Sandra Stone, Wylie Historical Society president, will give the presentation; the society is working with the City of Wylie to restore the home.
Register for Genealogy Boot Camp or any of the library's other informative programs at WylieTexas.gov/library or by calling 972-516-6250, option 3. The event is free.
Smith Library is located in the Wylie Municipal Complex, 300 Country Club Rd., Bldg. 300, in Wylie.