Genealogy Classes & Resources

Genealogy Classes

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Upcoming classes via Zoom:

Internet Archives & Open LIbrary Websites
WED, JUN 16
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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Two great libraries which include historic books, manuscripts, patents, and more are available through the Teton County Library site.   Instruction will include how to successfully search the website, download, and print books.  Examples of digital storage of your research will be shared as well as suggestions for organizing your printed research.

Ancestry for Beginners
WED, JUN 16
12:30-2:30 p.m.
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Genealogy is the number one hobby!  Your Teton County Library card allows you to free access to the Ancestry Library Edition.  Instruction will include how to narrow down the "hits" and find the accurate information to complete and confirm your tree.  We will discuss family trees, the card catalog, printing and saving your research.  Examples of archival storage will be demonstrated. Personal subscription and DNA questions are welcomed.

Historic Map Database
MON, JUN 21
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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Your Teton County Library card provides free access to a great map database. Historic maps can add to your family tree genealogy stories.  Some of the historic maps can be printed over the present time map with the use of overlays.  Instruction will include how to search, print, and save maps. 

Ancestry & Vital Records
MON, JUN 28
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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Vital records are birth, death, and marriage records which are recorded in a local courthouse or at the state level.  They are your best source for proof of lineage (your family tree) and documented records.   Many records go back to the 1700's and are on Ancestry; others need to be ordered from the state or county courthouses. Discussion will include how to get the best record possible and how you can link family members through records.  This lesson will include a discussion and examples  of primary and secondary sources found on Vital Records.

Ancestry for Beginners
MON, JUN 28
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Click here to register

Genealogy is the number one hobby!  Your Teton County Library card allows you to free access to the Ancestry Library Edition.  Instruction will include how to narrow down the "hits" and find the accurate information to complete and confirm your tree.  We will discuss family trees, the card catalog, printing and saving your research.  Examples of archival storage will be demonstrated. Personal subscription and DNA questions are welcomed.                                                      

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.