Genealogy Classes & Resources

Genealogy Classes

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Upcoming classes via Zoom:

Researching the States

MON, MAY 9
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Click here to register starting 4/25>

How do you locate records for a specific state and time period?  Ancestry and My Heritage databases can be searched several different ways, but not all of the records for states are listed.  Instruction will focus on research in specific counties and states. Class is on Zoom and audio and video are required. The Zoom invite will be sent after registration is closed.

Internet Archives & Reclaim the Records

WED, MAY 11
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Click here to register starting 4/27>                

Books, articles, microfilm and more are available on this free international library database.  Instruction will include how to create your personal library, print and document the sources which you find.  A bonus is attached to this database: Reclaim the Records.This is a wonderful resource for many states where records have been blocked such as New York, New Jersey, and Missouri. Class is via Zoom and requires video and audio. The Invite will be sent after registration closes. 

Ancestry Trees & DNA

MON, MAY 16
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Click here to register starting 5/2>

Ancestry continue to be a wonderful resource for researchers.  Instruction will include how to enter data, edit the data, proof sources and hints.  If you own the Family Tree Maker database and have a subscription to Ancestry, you can sync your data between Ancestry and your computer.  Discussion will include how to privatize and correct the downloads and data.  The DNA trees have changed and will be discussed as well as security, accuracy of the information you download, and storage of the information. Class is on Zoom and audio and video are required. The Zoom invite will be sent after registration is closed.

Personal Genealogist

WED, MAY 18
10:00 - 11:00 AM 
Click here to register starting 5/4>    
11:15 AM-12:15 PM Click here to register starting 5/4>       
12:30-1:30 PM Click here to register starting 5/4>

This one hour session is a chance for locals to follow up on personal research questions which they have asked in class. Bring your "homework" since the last time we met and the brick walls which you have run into.Together we will look for solutions and new resources. Class is via Zoom and requires video and audio. The Invite will be sent after registration closes. 

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.