MARQUETTE – A free workshop series on creating and preserving family history and genealogy will be held on three Saturdays – April 8, 15 and 22 – at Northern Michigan University.

It is sponsored by the Central Upper Peninsula and NMU Archives. The public is invited to attend the entire “Making History” series or individual sessions. They will all be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 311 of the Learning Resources Center at NMU.

“Introduction to Family History” on April 8 will offer tips on how to get started in family history research. Community organizations will discuss materials available to the public, along with online resources, that might be useful. Guest presenters include Robin Kennedy, a professional genealogist, the Bishop Baraga Association and Archives, and the Marquette County Historical Museum and the Longyear Research Library.

NMU Archivist Marcus Robyns will present the remaining sessions. “Making Your Own History” on April 15 will demonstrate how to maintain family history by documenting different artifacts. It will also address what kinds of documents are important to keep and provide examples of journals and diaries.

At an interactive “Document Preservation and Encapsulation” workshop on April 22, participants will learn about scrapbooking and other preservation methods.

For more information or to register, contact Kate Ross at the NMU Archives at 227-1225 or e-mail her at

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director