By Leah Banks

FAYETTE — As a growing community rich in diversity, the question of where our roots were laid rings in the mind of many people throughout the county. The Fayette County Public Library and the Fayette County Community Remembrance Coalition (FCCRC)  hope to help community members trace their roots by hosting a genealogy workshop. 

The workshop is composed of six events on Thursdays, with the first being on August 25 at 6 p.m. 

The library has hosted similar events in the past to engage the community in lessons on the proper databases to trace back lineages through the library resources, such as GALILEO and other forms of research, but this workshop is meant to engage the community in how to use the databases to search for ancestors far and wide. 

The FCCRC takes pride in searching for the lineage and roots of many residents in Fayette County as well as finding the connections that would have been left unknown without the database resources provided by the library. 

The workshop is also meant to allow citizens and attendees a chance to reflect on their research successes and challenges along the way to find family members and expand their family tree.