Sunday, January 22, 2012

Kathryn Smith Lockhard Lecture on Genealogy

Kathryn Smith Lockhard will present a lecture on “What is Genealogy and Where Do You Start” at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

“There comes a time, before another generation is lost, when you realize how important it is to document your family history. Each family needs that special person to step up and become the keeper of their heritage. These precious memories are just as important as the family heirloom everyone covets. They are what gives us our identity and binds us together.”

Kathryn Smith Lockhard is a former financial controller. She has spoken to large academic groups on career education and assisted in writing a manual for the New Hampshire State Department of Education based on statewide surveys she conducted.

She is the author of Forever Laced, A Journey through Two Centuries, a biography/memoir of her maternal Roesch family who came to America in 1857. Being a direct descendant of the Roesch and Houston families, she has given a presentation to members of the Brevard County Historical Society in Cocoa, Florida. She also writes articles for the Southern Genealogist Exchange Society.

“We become who we are because of those that came before and the choices made. It is the results of those decisions that lace one generation to the next,” writes Lockhard in the epigraph in her book. “I call myself the accidental author. I didn’t set out to write a book, but my love genealogy led me there.”

Lockhard was born in Florida where her maternal ancestors are from, but was raised in Massachusetts. “My paternal ancestors came to Massachusetts in 1620 and I am still here. My roots certainly run deep and seem to hold me here and now I am a member of the Mayflower Society.”

So join her for an evening of informative interactive fun so you too can “Find Your Rainbows and Flowers and Dark Clouds and Weeds.”

This free program is funded by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library. It will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room, which is accessible by elevator. Parking is available in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

For additional information about Forever Laced or about the author, go to:

1 comment:

  1. Lots of good info here. You are an expert in my book! I really enjoyed all you had to share and appreciate your generous heart.