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Historic Photography Show
Visit the Event Calendar to see all of the events and programs taking place at the Ligonier Valley Library, including Pennsylvania Room programs, such as Genealogy Forum, and exhibit openings.
If you have any questions, please call the Library at 724-238-6451.
The Genealogy Forum meets several times throughout the year. The primary purpose is to both help individuals just starting, as well as more experienced individuals, acquire or advance the skills needed to trace their family lineage. Each meeting focuses on some aspect of family history research and occasionally features a guest speaker. Meetings are free and open to the public. Beginners and advanced researchers are all welcome. No registration.
For more information, please call the library at 724-238-6451 or send an email to email@example.com.
Genealogy Forum: Climbing Higher on your Family Tree with Donna Jordan
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Actor George Clooney and President Abraham Lincoln are cousins! Have you ever wondered who you might be related to or how your family came to the United States or to Ligonier? Genealogy Forum will help you develop the tricks and tools needed to trace your family lineage, start your own family bible, or just learn more about family history in general.
Each forum meeting focuses on some aspect of family research and occasionally features a guest speaker.The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of January, March, May, September, and October from 6:00-7:00 PM.
- October 31 - "Level 2 Genealogy: Climbing Higher on your Family Tree" with Donna Jordan
- Here's a program for people who are NOT beginners to genealogy. It's for those who have done the basic work, looked up "Everything" and are now "Stuck". You've hit multiple "Brick Walls". Don't give up! This program will demonstrate ways to adjust your thinking, suggest new research strategies, and explore some lesser-used online resources. You CAN "Level Up" your research!
Genealogy Forum meetings are free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 724-238-6451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the special presentation from Donna Jordan, we ask that you register below to ensure your seat!
The Photography Show’s History and Mission
The Pennsylvania Room staff and volunteers began doing the photography shows in 2002 with the Ligonier Valley Rail Road. The exhibits have covered a wide array of local Ligonier Valley history. Binders for each of the Historic Photography Shows are available in the Pennsylvania Room and feature photos and documents that were on display for the show - staff and volunteers continue to add to them. The show has been held every year since 2002 except for 2020. The 2021 show is now the 19th exhibit.
The mission of the Show (as well as the smaller shows held throughout the year) is to present a facet of Ligonier Valley history that is interesting, educational and may have been overlooked in the past. In addition, the photographs and documents copied become a permanent part of the Pennsylvania Room collection. This is an ideal manner of preserving our history and provides patrons with a strong base from which to conduct research.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the Historic Photography Show or have items you are willing to donate for one of the shows, please visit the Pennsylvania Room or contact the Pennsylvania Room's Archivist by calling the Library at 724-238-6451 or emailing email@example.com.
Vietnam: A Combat Infantryman's Story - Presentation by Monty R. Murty
Presentation by Monty R. Murty at Ligonier Valley Library, July 25th, 2023.
Presentation covers Mr. Murty’s experience as a young soldier during the Vietnam War, and was in coordination with our Annual Historical Photography Show. This year’s show is titled Faces of Ligonier Valley: Veterans of Vietnam and the Cold War and will run from July 18th to September 12th, 2023.
Below is a pdf version script of the presentation.
Murty Presentation Script.pdf
If you are interested in learning more about the Pennsylvania Room, have any questions, would like to become a volunteer, or wish to join the Genealogy Forum, please call the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Pennsylvania Room is closed on Sundays and Mondays. If traveling from a great distance, we encourage you to call ahead to be sure the Pennsylvania Room is open and available.