Genealogy Classes & Resources

Genealogy Classes

Get started with Ancestry Library Edition and other resources here.

Upcoming classes online via Zoom

Ancestry Research & Family Trees
Monday, August 10, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  

Ancestry Library Edition has many wonderful search tools.  Instruction will include short cuts and search tips.  You will learn how to print, save, and store your records. The card catalog, public trees, and filters will be explained and demonstrated. Learn how to create your own tree. Click here to register. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL SEND A ZOOM LINK TO REGISTRANTS THE DAY BEFORE CLASS.

Family Tree Maker Database
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM                                       

The Family Tree Maker Database, once owned by Ancestry, is a "stand alone" program which you must purchase.  It syncs family trees on Ancestry to your computer and allows you to save pictures, records, and documents from Ancestry to your computer.  Trees created on Ancestry and records attached are not available after you stop your personal subscriptions. If you own this program, you will learn about the new upgrades, printing, and saving records.  

Have your family documents handy. If you have not upgraded to the 2019 version, it would be best to do so before class. If you do not own the program, learn more about it from the instructor before considering a purchase. Click here to register starting 7/29. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL SEND A ZOOM LINK TO PATRONS THE DAY BEFORE CLASS.

Ancestry Research & Family Trees
Monday, August 17, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Ancestry Library Edition has many wonderful search tools.  Instruction will include short cuts and search tips. You will learn how to print, save, and store your records. The card catalog, public trees, and filters will be explained and demonstrated. Learn how to create your own tree. Click here to register starting 8/3. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL SEND A ZOOM LINK TO PATRONS THE DAY BEFORE CLASS.

Personal Genealogist
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
9:00 - 10:00 AM, 10:30-11:30 AM, 12-1:00 PM

Bring your questions!  You have one hour to get a jump start on your research or help with a brick wall. The instructor will provide suggestions for you and assist you with a plan for your research.
Click here to register for 9:00 time slot.
Click here to register for 10:30 time slot.
Click here to register for 12:00 time slot.                                                

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.