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Genealogy Quest

A poster for "Genealogy Quest" from September 10-13, 2024, at Willard Public Library, encouraging people to explore their ancestry.

September 10 - 13 | Willard Public Library

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Willard Public Library is thrilled to present Genealogy Quest, the newly renamed and rescheduled annual conference for genealogy enthusiasts, seasoned researchers, and beginners alike. Join us from September 10-13, 2024, to explore the fascinating world of family research and uncover your ancestral roots.

Previously known as ‘(Almost) Midnight Madness,’ the conference has evolved, continuing its tradition of excellence under the new name Genealogy Quest. This year’s event will be held at various locations within Willard Public Library and will run from 8 AM to 9 PM each day.

Event Highlights:

Audience seated in a hall with a presentation screen displaying a map and text, "Why Invasive Species Matter".
  • Renowned Speakers: Attendees will benefit from the expertise of distinguished speakers, including Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, Lisa Louise Cook, and Katherine Schober, who will cover topics such as using Google in your research, using Family Search, German Research, and 
  • Local Experts: Gain valuable insights from local experts like Vickie Fields, Sue Berry, Stephen VanBibber, and Stan Schmitt, who will share their knowledge on genealogical research specific to the region.
  • Prizes and Giveaways: Registered participants will have the chance to win exciting door prizes and grand prizes, including DNA kits, books, and an iPad.
  • Convenient Dining: Enjoy rotating daily food trucks from the local area, offering a wide range of delicious meals, snacks, and refreshments from 8 AM to 5 PM without leaving the library premises.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in genealogy, connect with fellow researchers, and discover new ways to uncover your family’s history.

Join the conversation and the Willard Public Library Genealogy Facebook Group.

Willard Public Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and hosting Genealogy Quest isn't cheap. Please consider making a donation at:

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