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Border by Kapka Kassabova


Kassabova discovers a place that has been shaped by successive forces of history: the Soviet and Ottoman empires, and, older still, myth and legend. Her exquisite portraits of fire walkers, smugglers, treasure hunters, botanists, and border guards populate the book. There are also the ragged men and women who have walked across Turkey from Syria and Iraq. But there seem to be nonhuman forces at work here too: This densely forested landscape is rich with curative springs and Thracian tombs, and the tug of the ancient world, of circular time and animism, is never far off.Type your paragraph here.

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The Palestine Public Library now has access to Ancestry.com's databases, allowing you to find information on your family's history!


Our Ancestry.com class was a huge success! Sue Jones will be coming back soon to instruct more classes about Ancestry.com.

 Ancestry.com

All books can be placed on hold or ordered with our SHARE button found on each web page.  Use your library barcode for your username and the last four digits for your PIN #.  Order books and we'll call you when they are ready!

Ancestry.com LLC is an Internet company based in Lehi, Utah, United States. The largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, it operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States and nine foreign countries. As of June 2014, the company provided access to approximately 16 billion historical records and had over 2 million paying subscribers. User-generated content tallies to more than 70 million family trees, and subscribers have added more than 200 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories.

Ancestry's brands include Ancestry, AncestryDNA, AncestryHealth, AncestryProGenealogists, Archives.com, Family Tree Maker, Find a Grave, Fold3, Newspapers.com, and Rootsweb.-Wikipedia


On Dec. 1, patrons of the library will be able to use Ancestry on our public computers for free.  There will be free workshops on how to search for your family history from Sue Jones, Crawford Historical Society.  Sue is regent of the James Halstead Sr. NSDAR Chapter and will be here on December 7th to teach patrons how to use Ancestry.com and other online sources.  There are two workshops, 1-2 and 5-6, each covers the same material. 

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