CHP society inviting students to discover their family history

By Sara Birse ’20

Students are invited to discover new information about their family history during a “Hack Your Family Tree” event hosted by the Cultural and Historic Preservation Society (CHiPS) and the McKillop Library.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. During this time, students are invited to come explore their own family history. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from CHiPS students as they talk about their own research they have conducted on their family trees.

Students who interested in attending should register online.

Attendees will be using the library’s new ancestry software,, to learn new, interesting information on their family history. Kristin Butler, special programs librarian, notes that the database “researches censures, vital records and other types of information to help researchers learn more about their genealogy.”

This tool is beneficial to not only those who attend “Hack Your Family Tree,” but also to CHiPS as it looks to spread the mission of preservation to the Salve Regina community. By helping members of the Salve community learn about their own past, the society can uphold its mission of preservation.

By attending this event, Butler hopes that students “can learn something about where their ancestors lived or came from. Maybe someone can even find the black sheep their family never told them about.”

In addition to discovering new information on one’s own family history, attendees can look forward to prizes, refreshments and extra credit opportunities. For more information, email

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