By Linda Huber, LHS Board Member
While it is true that April showers bring May flowers, this year May brings a new event sponsored by the Lakeside Heritage Society (LHS). Among the many other activities going on inside Lakeside Chautauqua this Memorial Day weekend, the LHS is having a Family History Day (FHD) on Saturday, May 23. Genealogy is the theme for the day’s activities. There will be morning and afternoon speakers in Chautauqua Hall and two mid-day activities at the Archives Center. For the morning presentation (10:30 to 12) Rebecca Hill from the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center will speak on the topic, “Genealogy 101” covering the basics of genealogy research. At mid-day (12:30 to 1:45) at the Archives Center participants can choose one of two hands-on activities designed for children and adults: create a family tree or learn about the Archive Center resources available on the history of a Lakeside cottage. Finally, the afternoon session (2 to 3:30) has speaker Deb Shell from the Greater Cleveland Genealogy Society sharing her personal journey on “Unearthing My Family Roots.” The fee payable at the door for an individual session is $5 per person/family. To attend all the FHD activities, the fee is $10 per person/family.