Archive-related programs, social media posts planned for October

walls familyThe Atlantic City Free Public Library has scheduled a couple of programs in recognition of October being American Archives Month.

The first program — Building Your Family Tree — will be held Friday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. Explore how to start research on your family, from the general to the specific using material within the archive. The library will provide a family tree outline.

The second program will be Deciphering Old Photographs — The Tales They Tell on Friday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. Looking at old photographs in the library archive — participants are also invited to bring in their own — and learn how to look for clues about when they were taken, the type of photo and other details that might provide more information.

Registration is required for the programs, which will be held at the Main Library. Visit the Help Desk, call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3066, or email jmorillo(at)

Also, be sure to visit the library’s Atlantic City Heritage Collection’s Facebook and Instagram pages throughout October for archives-related posts.