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WILMINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO PRESENT "HOW TO RESEARCH YOUR FAMILY TREE"---OCTOBER 22

The Wilmington Historical Society will present "How to Research Your Family Tree" to be held on Wednesday, October 22nd from 1pm-3pm at the Wilmington Community Center. Presenters Karen and Bob Peters, both former teachers in Capital District schools, have extensive experience in researching their own family genealogies and will present a step-by-step process for beginning the recording of your family history.

Who do you think you are? Where did your family come from? How and when did they arrive in America or were any of them Native American? Were members of your family in the Civil War, War of 1812, Revolutionary War or other conflicts? What other American or world events affected your family? Do you have distant relatives who may have photos, diaries or family Bible pages that can help tell your own family story? We will explore how you can find out the answers to these questions and more.

Participants in this workshop will learn how to begin the process of searching for their family roots and how to “grow” their family tree. They will learn what information to record and best methods to record and store information. Participants will receive sample family group sheets and pedigree charts, lists of sources & other useful informational sheets as well as ideas for organizing genealogical information. In addition, participants will be introduced to “Ancestry.com”, a popular computer-based genealogy search site.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Country Bear Bakery in Wilmington. For further information, contact the Wilmington Historical Society at 518-420-8370.


A New Book-“Wilmington & the Whiteface Region” is here!

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Now one of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing, Wilmington and the Whiteface Region is authored by the Wilmington Historical Society.

About the book:

While the year-round population of Wilmington has never been more than 1200, it swells to about 3.000 residents on average during the summer months, with 400,000 tourists visiting annually. As a small town in the Adirondack Mountains, Wilmington’s history spans 2 centuries, transforming from its agricultural and industrial roots to a popular four-season tourist resort. We are proud to have been able to put the history of our town into context with our book Wilmington and the Whiteface Region, with photographs and information of interest for residents and tourists alike. The 11 contributing authors of Wilmington and the Whiteface Region, each with a unique area of expertise, are Laurie Bepler, Nancy Cressey, Robert J. Cressey, Gilbert Dyke, Linda Joss-Dyke, Merri C. Peck, Karen Marshall Peters, Robert Peters, Julie Robards, Guy Stephenson Jr., and Douglas A. Wolfe. It is an ideal “memory book” for local past and present residents. We know that residents and others with ties to Wilmington will take pride in re-forming their identity through the history of their town. It makes a unique “souvenir” book for tourists whether they visit one or more of our attractions of Whiteface Mountain, Whiteface Mountain Highway, Whiteface Ski Center/summer gondola ride, High Falls Gorge, and Santa’s Workshop, or whether they come here to ski, fish, hike or bike or just relax and refresh their personal spirit and appreciation of life. We wish to encourage visitors to not just come once, but to return again and again to enjoy all that our town has to offer it can be purchased from the Wilmington Historical Society, at local gift shops and stores, and in book outlets such as Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Order your copy here


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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Wilmington Historical Society is to collect, preserve, display and interpret the documents, photographs and artifacts that tell the unique story of how the people of this remote, mountainous small town with big ideas have adapted and survived in the harsh yet beautiful environment of the Adirondacks . Adopted 5/18/05
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Take a two mile walking tour of Wilmington, New York to understand the history of Wilmington. Wilmington began as an industrial/agricultural town in 1822. By the turn of the 20th century, Wilmington evolved into a tourism based economy. Find out how that happened...
Wilmington Historical Walking Tour


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