We urge all Valley families to document their history — before older relatives who remember these stories are gone.There are many resources available to help people learn how to research their family history. Central Presbyterian Church hosts the Tarentum Genealogical Society which has monthly meetings, as well as a library of resources that can be used for actual research, along with guides that can help someone get started.
The next meeting of the Genealogical Society is Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 7:00 PM in the social hall at the Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., Tarentum.
When I was passing through the Society's library, I noticed that they had received a donation of two books by Tarentum native Paola Corso: Giovanna's 86 Circles and other stories, and Death by Renaissance. The books of fiction and poetry are not genealogical research tools but they open a helpful window on Tarentum's past.
The Society's library on the second floor of the church is open before and after their monthly meetings and on Thursdays from 10 to 2.