Genealogy Classes

Upcoming Classes

Genealogy: Military Records

WED, JULY 24
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Trace your family tree through your patriots. We will discuss how to access records through the Ancestry Library Edition database, Fold 3, the National Archives, Internet Archives Library, and more. Many of these documents provide information which includes birth dates, death dates, and marriages. Class includes research time on your own device or use one of the PCs in our lab.

Genealogy: Ancestry: Enhance Your Searches With the Census

SAT, JULY 27
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Every 10 years since the 1700s the U. S. has asked all citizens to answer questions on the census about their income, family members, and other personal information. Learn how to use the census to find naturalization records, birth records, family relationships and more. Class includes research time on your own device or use one of the PCs in our lab. Bring a USB. The instructor will provide digital copies of the census and guides for your research.

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.