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By Heather Conrad

40 Years Young

Discovering your lineage


Last updated 11/14/2019 at 12:44pm

Heather Conrad

At the society's library: From the left and going up and around to the front right: Linda Fredrick, Anne Myers, Mary Ann Bennis, Janet Hanks, Agnes Kirsch, Elaine Conrad, Sharon Merritts.

Most everyone is curious about where they come from and use many sources to search for their family lineage such as Ancestry.com, newspaper clippings, the family bible and/or tree, or word of mouth. With a little bit of hard work and dedication, The Blair County Genealogical Society can help you discover your family history along with many other documents.

October 1979 is when it all started with an idea at a seminar entitled "American Genealogical Sources" at the Altoona Public Library. A couple weeks later on Nov. 15, 1979, nine ladies met for the first meeting which was held in the home...

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