LDS church hosts family history fair, opens mini-Family History Center

Roger Hoffman, director of the Newnan Family History Center, speaks to local genealogy buffs on the importance of family history research. Photo/Special.

About 50 members of the community visited the Fayetteville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its Family History Fair last month.

The keynote speaker, Roger Hoffman, explained why family history is so important. Maureen Keillor taught classes on Beginning the Adventure, Online Research and Crossing the Brickwall and the Atlantic.

The Fayetteville Ward also announced the March 5 opening of its mini-Family History Center, a mobile computer lab designed to assist members and the community in using to advance their family history research. is a free Website that contains thousands of family history and genealogy records, including downloadable official documents and individual family history books.

The local center, located at 2021 Redwine Rd., Fayetteville, is open on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for all members of the community to obtain assistance in climbing their family tree.

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