September 11, 2:00 pm
Presented by Arelene Robertson
For 75 years, more than 12,500 children from New York City, Boston and the New Jersey area made their way to Michigan on what was called the Orphan Train. Area expert Arlene Robertson will tell the story of the Orphan Train in Michigan, which ran from 1854 to 1929. Robertson will discuss how this social experiment changed the lives of needy children, and what impact it had on Michigan.
The Importance of Family Health History
September 19, 1:00 pm
Presented by: Ashley N. Reeves,MS, CGC
Ashley is a certified genetic counselor at the Cancer Genetics Program at the Beaumont Health System. She currently provides risk assessment and counseling to individuals at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes. She received her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from Wayne State University and is a member of both the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and the Michigan Association of Genetic Counselors (MAGC). She also helps facilitate Positively Empowered, a support group for families with a BRCA mutation.
Presentation Overview: The Importance of Family History in Cancer Risk and Screening
Ashley Reeves, a genetic counselor from Beaumont Health System, will be discussing the importance of knowing your family health history. Many conditions run in families and have a genetic component. For example, cancer affects approximately 1 in 3 Americans; therefore it is not uncommon for individuals to have a family history of the disease. Family history is an important tool for identifying individuals at an elevated risk for cancer who may benefit from risk factor modification, more frequent and earlier screening and/or genetic testing. Join us to learn more about how your family history impacts your health and have the chance to ask a local genetic counselor questions.
Genealogy Book Club
Thursday, September 11, 1:00 pm
Join us as we discuss "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline.
Family History Center Affiliate
The Lyon Township Public Library is a Family History Center Affiliate.
Stop by to see how we can help you with your genealogy research needs.
Genealogy Resources at Lyon Township Public Library
Lyon Township Public Library is pleased to have one of the premiere genealogical research departments in SE Michigan. Local history and Michigan history are well represented in our materials, including scrapbooks of birth, marriage, and death records, a full collection of the South Lyon Herald on CD dating back to 1929, local cemetery indexes, records of Phillips Funeral Home in South Lyon, and local family histories. The library has a large collection of reference materials as well as books and videos available for loan. For those of you who want to share your genealogy experiences and learn along with other aspiring genealogists there is a Genealogy Club that meets monthly! Please come and explore what the library may have for you!
Cathy Cottone has been the Genealogist at the Lyon Township Public Library for over ten years. Cathy can help you get started on your own genealogy and family tree and give research advice. Cathy is available for personal consultation by appointment. Click here to schedule an appointment.