FARMINGTON — Seven area genealogy groups will offer their resources in an upcoming exhibition by the Shiretown Bookers (the Community Friends of Mantor Library).

“Books of the Ancestors: Immigration and the Family Tree” will run from December through February in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Library, 116 South St. An opening reception is set for 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1.

The exhibition, showing the extensive resources that Farmington offers for genealogical research, will spotlight the paths by which Farmington families came to Maine and how that journey illuminates the struggles of contemporary immigrants. It will include books about local families, novels of families through many generations, children’s books about coming to America, and nonfiction on contemporary immigrant experiences.

The exhibition is presented in cooperation with Devaney, Doak and Garrett, the Farmington Family History Center, the Farmington Historical Society, the Farmington Public Library, the Sandy River Genealogical Society, Twice Sold Tales, and the University of Maine at Farmington.

The Historical Society will present a parallel exhibition from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at North Church and throughout the Chester Greenwood activities.

The Shiretown Bookers are a group of book lovers and collectors who support the university library by fostering its relationship with the community. The group provides exhibits and lectures on literary and library subjects as a way to promote community understanding of UMF Mantor Library and its services.

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