Genealogy Classes

Genealogy ClassesUpcoming classes:

Genealogy Class: Researching Patriots of the American Revolution 
SUN, JAN 26
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Learning Lab

Registration is required, click here to register.

Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution who are researching patriots on the Ancestry Library Edition Database will receive tips and techniques for proving their family lineage.  Instruction will include how to correctly complete an application, search multi sources that are available and proving additional patriots in a family tree.  Bring your family tree and questions.  

If you are interested in a different lineage society, email the instructor.  Room may be available and the research tips will be helpful.

Family Trees AM & PM Workshops
WED, FEB 5
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and/or 1-4:00 p.m.
Learning Lab

What do you do with all of the research you have found on the Ancestry Library Edition Database?  You make a tree!

Family trees can be in several forms: paper, digital, and web based.  Learn more about each one and decide which one works best for you.  Learn how to verify information and blood lines. If you own the Family Tree Maker database, bring your information and learn how to connect this database to a paper tree and external digital storage. No experience is required.

This morning class will include instruction and workshop time. Register here.

The afternoon class will be workshop time where you can continue to get personalized assistance on your ancestral tree. Register here.

The American Revolution
SUN, FEB 9
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Learning Lab

In 2026, the United States Semiquincentennial will be the 250th anniversary of the 1776 establishment of the United States of America.  Many patrons have found on the Ancestry Library Edition Database records for the Daughters of The American Revolution.   Class will include information on how to verify this information, find additional ancestors, update your family records, and find the documents to support these records. By completing your family tree back to the 1770’s, you establish a base that allows you to go "over the pond" to your ancestors in the 1700 and 1600 hundreds.  

Instruction will explain how these records can be used to verify your family tree, but you do not need to join the organization.  If you wish to learn more about the process, how to qualify for membership or how to locate more information on the free Ancestry Library Edition database about your patriot.  If you are interested in joining, information will be available and assistance will be provided with the application.

Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution who are researching patriots will receive specific tips and techniques for proving their family lineage.  Instruction will include how to correctly complete an application, search additional resources and verify additional patriots in a family tree.  Bring your family tree and questions.  

No experience required. Register here.


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.