“Senior Living in Alexandria” - Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy

“Senior Living in Alexandria” - Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy

Thursday, Nov. 17 at 10 am at Beatley Central Library

Researching your own family history can be extremely rewarding and exciting. Genealogy allows us to piece together our family tree, giving us a better understanding of our roots, our lineage, and the unique history we each possess. With the increasing availability of online genealogy research tools and technology, it is easier to learn about your family history than ever before. However, starting out may feel daunting. 

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is hosting a “Senior Living in Alexandria” workshop on “Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy” on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 10 am at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street. SSA is fortunate to have Stephen Hammond, a family historian in the Northern Virginia area, as our speaker. He will share his experience discovering his own family history and how to get started with genealogy research. He plans to use lots of examples, props, and weave in aspects of his own story. Hammond is a 7th generation member of the Syphax family of Washington D.C. As a retired federal employee, Hammond now devotes his time to educating and inspiring others to research and document their own family history. He has participated in the National Park Service programs at the Arlington House – the Robert E. Lee Memorial, to highlight the lives of his Syphax ancestors and other enslaved Americans on the estate. 

“Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy” will be an enriching and enlightening workshop and we hope to see you there. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. To register go to SSA’s website at www.seniorservicesalex.org or call 703-835-4414, ext. 110. Senior Services of Alexandria’s Senior Living in Alexandria Speaker Series presents monthly educational and engaging programming relevant to older adults.