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Meet and greet for new genealogy librarian is Monday
Event set for 5:30 p.m.
W Lillian Wingate
Lillian Wingate, the Statesboro Librarys new genealogy librarian, will meet the public at a 5:30 p.m. reception Monday. - photo by Special

The Friends of the Library will host a meet and greet reception at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Library at 5:30 p.m. Monday to introduce Lillian L. Wingate, the library’s new genealogy librarian.

Wingate is from Pelham, Ga., and has a BA in History and Anthropology from Georgia Southern University, where she interned at the Georgia Southern Museum.

She said her fascination with genealogy came from growing up in a home where genealogy was a part of family life. In addition to her internship at the GSU Museum, Wingate gained additional experience over the years through volunteer work at the Camilla Library, the Albany Thronateeska Heritage Center, and the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Utilizing the resources available at the Statesboro Library, Wingate plans to coordinate a number of genealogy related programs at the library.

The first of which, actually, is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the library. Titled “Original Recipes Made to Last,” participants will take their original family recipes and preserve them in a more durable, longer-lasting format.

Wingate hopes to expand the workshop into a series with the goal of ultimately producing a Statesboro Genealogy cook book.

“Genealogy for Beginners,” a workshop taught by Kim Anderson will meet monthly for four months beginning Monday, Jan. 11 at 12:30 p.m. The program will provide the basic skills a budding genealogist needs to begin research. Additional programs will be announced throughout 2016.

Also, appointments with Wingate to help research a family’s history. She can be reached at the library at (912) 764-1340 or email Her library hours are Monday - 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday /Thursday - 4-8 p.m., and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on alternating Fridays and Saturdays.

Many of the library’s local resources are available for purchase through the department at

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