Our new year-long pilot program in which senior volunteers are trained in genealogy, and then partnered with isolated seniors to research their own family tree.
Impact: 30 to 40 seniors participate
Beginning April 2019, the year-long pilot project is seeking ten senior (60+) volunteers who will be trained by project coordinator and local genealogist Donna Gagnon.
As part of the thorough training, volunteers will learn to research their own family history back three generations. Then volunteers will help other seniors, who may be more isolated and needing to connect with their community, to research their own family history.
The program provides a fun and social environment, with refreshments, weekly meetings, quarterly “reveals” and much more.
Family Roots is made possible by a grant from the Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Program. It is supported by the Haliburton Highlands Museum, and Haliburton Highlands CARP Chapter 54.