According to recent polls, genealogy is a popular pastime, second only to gardening. While many people want to find out more about their ancestors, getting started can be a daunting task.
The Fauquier County Public Library, with numerous online and print resources, plus knowledgeable reference staff to help navigate the wide range of research options, is a good place to start. To learn about resources available at the library, join us for Getting Started in Genealogy – an overview of how to conduct genealogy research using the library’s resources. (more…)
Earth Day, observed each year on April 22, promotes ways to protect our earth and environment. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 by many colleges and communities around the country in appreciation for clean water, air and land, and in support of environmental reform to protect these critically important resources. Earth Day is now a globally observed day.
Fauquier County Public Library will celebrate Earth Day with Piedmont Polliwogs, a special story time presented by the Clifton Institute. (more…)
Fauquier County Public Library Introduces “Internet to Go”
(Warrenton, VA) April 7, 2019 – Thanks to a PATH Foundation Make-it-Happen grant, Fauquier County residents will soon have access to wireless mobile hotspots through a new library service, “Internet to Go.”
Internet to Go will enable library card holders to connect their computer or Wi-Fi-enabled electronics like smartphones and tablets to the internet via filtered Wi-Fi hotspots. Residents served by wireless providers Verizon and T-Mobile will be able to complete homework assignments, apply for jobs or conduct business even in areas not served by hardwired broadband connections. (more…)
23andMe. Ancestry. LivingDNA. The list of DNA testing kits that can be used to explore your heritage is virtually limitless. According to MIT Technology Review, in 2017 over 12 million individuals had their DNA analyzed with direct-to-consumer genetic genealogy tests. (more…)