Genealogy Classes

Genealogy ClassesUpcoming Classes

The Ultimate Genealogy Websites

August 21  
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where do I find the information I need for my family?  Ancestry, Family Search, Find My Past, and My Heritage are the “Big Four” genealogy websites.   Learn how to navigate all four databases, how to choose the best one for your family research, and important search tips for each one.  Companion databases, Fold3 and Findmypast, will be available for your review. Three large newspaper sites will also be covered: Chronicling America, GenealogyBank, and newspapers.com. Find the one that fits your family research needs the best, and start searching in all of the right places. Click here to sign up.

WorkshopTime!

August 21  
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Do you need a plan for your research? Personal research assistance. Basic knowledge of how to search Ancestry is required.   Bring your family trees and questions. The instructor will assist each patron with their personal research. Bring your own computer or use the PC computers in the lab. Click here to sign up.

Personal Genealogy Assistance

WED, SEPT 25, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 1:30-4:00 p.m.
SAT, SEPT 28,
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Do you need a plan for your research? Personal research assistance. Basic knowledge of how to search Ancestry is required.   Bring your family trees and questions. The instructor will assist each patron with their personal research. Bring your own computer or use the PC computers in the lab. Click on the class time above to sign up.

What You'll Learn

In the Genealogy Classes you can learn about the following topics:

  • Find and use census information.
  • Find and use library databases including ancestry international, world vitals records, proquest and historical maps.
  • Find the best sites for historical newspapers and books.
  • Save, organize and print from these sites.

Resources

We also have resources online and in our collection to help you put together the pieces of your family’s past.

Staff Picks

  • Historic Map Works is an extensive digital map collection, with more than 400,000 high-resolution, full-color historic maps.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers are historical newspapers that provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
  • U.S. History in Context covers themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.