2 workshops focus on family history

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Do you want to know more about your family history? Where they came from? How they got here? What they did once they arrived?

If these and other such questions intrigue you, the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor is sponsoring two workshops next Saturday that may help provide the answers.

At 10 a.m., “Capturing Your Family’s Oral History,” presented by Donna DeBlasio, Youngstown State University history professor, will help participants plan and record oral history stories of family members and friends. Learn how to identify individuals with stories to share, frame questions, guide the conversation and document work.

At 1 p.m., “Your Immigrant Ancestors,” presented by DeBlasio and Martha Pallante, also a YSU history professor, will look at the ethnic neighborhoods that shaped the community and continue to do so decades later.

The cost is $10 per person, per workshop. For information or to make reservations, call 330-941-1314 or 330-941-1433. The Youngstown Historical Center, known as the Steel Museum, is at 151 W. Wood St. in downtown Youngstown.

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