Genealogy Classes & Resources

Genealogy Classes

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Upcoming classes online via Zoom

Find A Grave & Headstones
MON, OCT 19, 9-11:00 a.m.

Find A Grave and Billions of Graves are popular applications with thousands of headstones.  It's fun searching/walking through hsitoric cemeteries around the country.  Learn how to search, copy, become a contributor, and print these records.  Digital storage will be discussed. The instructor will send you a Zoom Invite the day before class. Click here to register.

European Research
WED, OCT 21, 9-11:00 a.m.

If you are ready to take your genealogy research over the pond, this class is for you.  Germany and the Czech Republic are two countries which have opened their Naitonal Archives to the public.  We will review how to research, where, and make a plan for your research.  Email the instructor if you are interested in another country in order to add it to the lesson. Foreign records are not easy to search so this class will meet several times during the winter to assist each patron with further research. The instructor will email a Zoom Invite the day before class. Click here to register.

Vital Records
WED, OCT 21, 1-3:00 p.m.

Vital records are birth, death, and marriage records.  They are your best source for proof of lineage (your family tree) and documented records.  These official records are recorded in the court house.  Many records go back to the 1700's and are on Ancestry.  Discussion will include how to get the best record possible and how you can link family members through records. Click here to register.

 American Revolution & America 250
MON, NOV 9, 9-11:00 a.m.

It's our country's Birthday in 2025!
Did you have patriots which fought for our independence in 1776? Multiple databases will be shared which will help you identify patriots in your family and identify what service they performed. Two lineage societies which are directly linked to the American Revolution including the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution will have applications available.

Help Celebrate our birthday with your ancestors! A Zoom Invite will be sent the day before class. Click here to register starting OCT 26.   

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.