Genealogy Classes & Resources

Genealogy Classes

Upcoming classes

Paper Party

MON, SEP 19
1-4:00 p.m.
Learning Lab
Click here to sign up starting 8/29>
Join us for a Paper Party Workshop. Bring your questions and research. Individual instruction and research will be provided in the Learning Lab. Ancestry Library Edition, My Heritage, and newspapers.com (Teton County papers) are free powerful databases at our library. Printing, saving, and sharing the documents will be demonstrated. Bring your own device or use one of the new PCs in the Learning Lab. This is chance for you to discuss those difficult "brick walls" and start a research plan. Bring your papers! Gert organized. Several private outside databases will be available for research such as American Ancestors. Visitors are welcome.  You do not need a Wyoming card to attend.

Free US and European Databases

WED, SEP 21
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Learning Lab
Click here to sign up starting 8:31>
Instruction will feature multiple FREE databases which you can use from home.  One of the best databases which has over one million family trees is the Daughters of the American Revolution database which are verified by a professional genealogist.  It also features over 35,000 Bible records and more. Many states have wonderful free websites with records that do not appear on Ancestry.  If you are interested in a particular state, please note when you register. The Family History Library is another great resource which will be discussed. European databases are available through their National Archives and some independent states.  The Czech Republic and Germany will be featured.  If you are interested in a particular country, please note when you register. The Learning Lab has new PC computers which you may use or bring your own devices, your research papers and family trees.  Class includes workshop time and you will receive individual assistant with your ancestor research. Visitors are welcome. You do not need a Wyoming Library card to participate.

Paper Party

WED, SEP 21
1-4:00 p.m.
Learning Lab
Click here to sign up starting 8/31>
Join us for a Paper Party Workshop. Bring your questions and research. Individual instruction and research will be provided in the Learning Lab. Ancestry Library Edition, My Heritage, and newspapers.com (Teton County papers) are free powerful databases at our library. Printing, saving, and sharing the documents will be demonstrated. Bring your own device or use one of the new PCs in the Learning Lab. This is chance for you to discuss those difficult "brick walls" and start a research plan. Bring your papers! Gert organized. Several private outside databases will be available for research such as American Ancestors. Visitors are welcome. You do not need a Wyoming card to attend.

Get out the news! Newspaper research

MON, OCT 10
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.        
Learning Lab

Click here to sign up starting 9/27>
Marriages, births, deaths, and family history records can be found in the newspapers. When vital records such as birth and death are not available, search the newspapers. Instruction will include Newspapers.com which is free at the Teton County Library for local searches and several other sources available on the internet.  Learn how to search, print, save and store your news.  Bring your family names to search in class. Additional resources available today in class:  Genealogy Bank, NARA Chronicles, Newspapers.com (nationwide edition).

Personal Tutor Time

MON, OCT 10
1-4:00 p.m.
Learning Lab
Click here to sign up starting 9/27>
Class is limited to 3 patrons.  Bring your research questions, family trees, and documents. Ask about tips and tricks to using Ancestry, My Heritage, or the newspapers.com databases which are provided free by the Teton County Library.  This is "hands on" personal workshop time for you.Bring your own device or use one of the laptops available in the Learning Lab.

My Heritage and Family Search databases

WED, OCT 12
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Learning Lab
Click here to sign up starting 9/27>
Sharpen your search skills! My Heritage is free with your Wyoming Library card and in the Teton County Library for all patrons. Not all records are found on Ancestry due to copyrights.  Records on Ancestry, My Heritage, and Family Search are often linked. Family Search is free without a subscription once logged on to a free subscription.  There are tips and tricks to each database.  Learn how to search, print, and save data from these two databases.  Bring your own device or use one of the laptops in the Learning Lab. Bring your family tree and a list of family members that you would like to search during the class. 

Personal Tutor Time

WED, OCT 12
1-4:00 p.m.
Learning Lab
Click here to sign up starting 9/27>
Class is limited to 3 patrons.  Bring your research questions, family trees, and documents. Ask about tips and tricks to using Ancestry, My Heritage, or the newspapers.com databases which are provided free by the Teton County Library.  This is "hands on" personal workshop time for you.Bring your own device or use one of the laptops available in the Learning Lab.

Coming in November: DNA workshops (click here for calendar)

Get started with Ancestry Library Edition and other resources here>

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.