A lesson on genealogical research

LOCK HAVEN — Justin Houser, president of the Clinton County Genealogical Society, will speak on cemeteries and ancestor searches at the Poorman Gallery, 352 E. Water St., Lock Haven, on Sunday, Oc., 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Houser will discuss just what you can and cannot learn about your ancestors from headstones and cemetery records.

Each year in October the Historical Society has hosted a Genealogical Society presentation to inform and guide people who may be doing family research.

This year on sale will be a wide variety of books that are published by the Genealogical Society on research subjects of a local interest. The display at the Poorman Gallery includes an area dedicated to the history of paper making in the county. If you have family members who worked for International Paper you are welcome to browse our boxes of photos.

Membership applications for the Historical Society and the Genealogical Society will be available and there will be representatives from both organizations to answer your questions.

The Clinton County Historical Society mission is to collect, preserve and share the history of the county and its people.

Information on upcoming events, membership, making a donation and research is available on www.clintonpahistory.org.