The Blue Hills Genealogical Society announces its October 14 program that features one man’s journey into the world of family history. The meeting starts with hospitality at 6:30 and a program at 7 p.m. at the Barron Senior Center, 12 N. 3rd St., Barron. The program is free and open to the public.

The speaker, Michael Larson, began his family genealogy with just a handful of family names. In a little over two years, he has gathered over 17,000 names. Included in that group are important figures in American history, and nobility and royalty from across Europe stretching back more than 1000 years. He will discuss his journey of discovery and his methods for using various online sites to research and confirm names of ancestors.

If you would like to join the Blue Hills Genealogical Society, you can do so at their monthly meeting; at their Resource Library, 410 E. La Salle, Barron; or online at The Society Resource Library is open Mondays from 2-5 p.m., excluding holidays and snow days. Please enter at the back door of the building, Suite C.

If you would like to donate materials of a genealogical nature that pertain to Barron County, please bring them to the Resource Library.