Finding female ancestors can be challenging because they were often left out of official records and their maiden names may be lost in history.
Genealogist Ann Mohr Osisek will teach techniques to unlock these secrets at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, during a free program titled “Calico and Cornbread” at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call the library at 386-322-5152, option 4.
The program is part of the Volusia County Public Library's NEA Big Read, a six-week celebration of “True Grit,” a 1968 novel by Charles Portis. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.