Genealogy Classes & Resources

Genealogy Classes

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Upcoming classes via Zoom:

Personal Genealogist
MON, OCT 18--3 time slots

9-10:00 a.m. (Click here to register starting 10/4)
10:30-11:30 a.m. (Click here to register starting 10/4)
12-1:00 p.m. (Click here to register starting 10/4)


Bring your questions about your family tree searches or brick walls.  The Instructor will suggest different resources for your personal research.  Before class, draft a paper tree of your family for quick and easy reference.  If you have questions about Ancestry, Ancestry Thrulines, My Heritage or Internet Archives, or the Family Tree Maker database, nows the time to ask. A Zoom invite will be sent to you the day before the class.

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
WED, OCT 20
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Click here to register starting 10/6
Why do you need these vital records to verify your tree?  Where do you find them?  What can you learn from them?  How do you know if the information is correct?  Discussion will include the difference between primary and secondary sources for birth, marriage, and death records. State resources will be discussed. A Zoom invite will be sent to you the day before the class.

Newspapers.com Database
MON, OCT 25
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Click here to register starting 10/11
Marriages, wills, and obituaries posted in a newspaper can be clues for members of your family tree and their lives. Instruction will include how to print, clip articles and search successfully.  Newspapers.com is a great newspaper database and free to Teton County cardholders.  It can also be accessed through an Ancestry subscription.  Discussion will include other resources available.

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.