Supporters of Schmaling will host a genealogy program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the River Bend Senior Center, located at the corner of 10th Avenue and Fourth Street.

Jeffrey Bockman will present “Extra! Extra! Read All about Your Ancestors.” This program shows the information found in newspapers that can help learn about ancestors and the times in which they lived. The program will help show how to locate information through published extracts, online and printed indexes, or online searches.

Bockman is a genealogy lecturer and writer. He was a contributing editor for the Everton’s Genealogical Helper and a feature writer for the Heritage Quest magazine.

His articles have also appeared in various other publications.

He was president of the DuPage County Genealogical Society for five terms, and the author of “Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can't Buy,” a book that encourages people to record and preserve family history.

This program is made possible in part by an award from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

The event, part of National Library Week, is free and open to the public.