Mary Lee Hargen, a Huron native, will share her experience of finding and meeting her motherís living relatives in Ireland during the Beadle County Genealogy Group meeting at 5 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Huron Public Library.
Hargenís presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. and lasts about one hour. She will share her experience of finding and meeting her motherís living relatives in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, in 2006.
She started researching first in the United States before searching abroad, and followed her ancestors to their homelands.
Important strategies, techniques and resources will be shared and examples displayed.
Handouts will be available with current websites. She will be happy to answer questions on Norwegian research after the Ireland discussion, time permitting.
Hagen has been doing genealogy for 18 years. She has traveled and researched in Ireland and Norway. She is active in several genealogy and historical societies in the Denver metro area, and belongs to several historical societies in South Dakota.
Hagen was born and grew up in Huron. She graduated from Huron High School, attended Huron College and taught at McKinley School in Huron.
She has B.A. And M.A. degrees from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. She lives in Centennial, Colo., a suburb of Denver. She has two grown children and five grandchildren.
Preregistration is requested by calling Pam Reilly at 352-0529 or emeil BeadleCountyGenealogyGroup@GreatThingsSouthDakota.com. A nominal donation will be requested to help cover the cost of printed handouts.For the complete article see the 09-12-2013 issue.
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