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Explore History and Genealogy with DML Programs

Dayton Metro Library is offering free programming for adults interested in history and researching genealogy.

Who Am I? Explore Library Genealogy Databases
Learn how to explore the Library’s numerous genealogy research databases. Advanced registration required.
Wednesday, August 10, 4 - 5:30 pm | Miamisburg Branch Library

2nd Street Historical Walking Tour
This walking tour will provide information about the different businesses that thrived in Miamisburg in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Advanced registration required.
Saturday, August 13 and August 27, 11 am - 1 pm | Miamisburg Branch Library

Intro to Fold3
The Fold3 database holds a variety of historical U.S. military records and is ideal for genealogy or historical research. Bring a name or two to use program time to search military records. Advanced registration required.
Tuesday, August 16, 11 am - 12 pm | Southeast Branch Library

Brookville Historical Society Presents: The Spitler House
BHS will discuss Brookville’s most famous home. Learn the history of Samuel Spitler and the home he built. Advanced registration required.
Tuesday, August 23, 7 - 8 pm | Brookville Branch Library

Database Tutorial
This program focuses on introducing all of DML’s numerous databases, including everything from research to crafts to genealogy and local history documents. Advanced registration required.
Friday, August 26, and September 23, 2 - 4 pm | Northmont Branch Library

Happy Women’s Equality Day
Participate in a discussion that focuses on historical women figures and what it’s like to be a woman and mother. Afterwards, learn art techniques from a local artist during a Sip & Paint.
Saturday, August 27, 2 - 4 pm | West Branch Library

Dulcimer Tales: Stories of the Mountain Dulcimer’s History
Learn about an instrument that played a part in American history and folk music: the Appalachian dulcimer. Hear stories about how this instrument came to be, the various ways it can be played, and the people who built, owned, and played these instruments.
Saturday, September 10, 2 - 3 pm | Brookville Branch Library

Patrons who want to research and explore further can visit the Dayton Room in the Main Library on the 2nd Floor. Its vast collection includes more than 200 years of historical documents about Dayton, Montgomery County, and the Miami Valley. That’s not counting access to additional Library resources for research and exploration. Questions about the Dayton Room may be directed to



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