Introduction to Genealogy With DNA

What is “Genealogy”?

Learn how to study and trace your family lineages.

  • Beginning your family tree
  • Using oral, historical, and other records
  • Using library resources

Learn about the benefits of DNA testing for deeper family discoveries.
Learn how to find, make, and keep your memories.

Presented by Marica Smith-Woodard, 

President of Our Family Preserves, INC.

Marcia currently manages Operations, Program, and Technology Grants for Grace Missionary Baptist Church of East Chicago, Inc. where she teaches “Introduction to Computers” for senior citizens. 

She retired from the Indiana State Library in 2014 after a 34-year career in public and special libraries. She has worked as a Reference Librarian, Head of Reference, Main Library Supervising Librarian,  Manager of two Branch libraries; a Planning Consultant; Manager of a Literacy Library; and Manager of  a Microforms Division with Indiana History Collections; She was also an Institutional Consultant who  provided services to librarians in state prisons, state hospitals, the Indiana Veterans’ Home, and the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and Visually Impaired – among others.  

Marcia’s genealogy life is happily spent writing her family’s personal stories. 

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Sep 26 2022


10:00 am - 11:30 pm


East Chicago Public Library
2401 E Columbus, East Chicago, IN


Marica Smith-Woodard

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