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Interested in genealogy? Are you seeking information on your roots? Want to know where you came from? Who your great-great-great-great grandfather was? Santa Clarita Valley residents can start, or continue, an ancestry quest at the 10th annual Valencia Family History Fair to be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22.

The free one-day event is designed to provide members of the community with timely and helpful information and instruction for tracing the genealogy of their own ancestors.

Attendees may choose from among 25 different instructional presentations on subjects ranging from beginning research to advanced topics.  Classes of interest for teenagers will also be offered.

familyhistoryday2014The fair is open to everyone free of charge and lunch at the fair may be purchased for $6.

The Family History Fair will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, at 24443 McBean Parkway in Valencia.

Housed at the same location, and also available to the public without charge, is the Valencia Family History Center.  Established in 1978, it remains open during 45 hours of each week throughout the year.  Its all-volunteer staff of research experts assisted interested patrons who made more than 2,300 visits to the center during the past year.  In addition to providing personal assistance, the center’s equipment include computers with free access to premium websites, microfilm and microfiche readers, scanners, printers, and a book library.

For more information or to register for the fair visit www.lds.org/familyhistoryfair. The Valencia Family History Center may be contacted at 661-259-1347.

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