Genealogy Classes & Resources

Genealogy Classes

Get started with Ancestry Library Edition and other resources here.


Upcoming classes via Zoom:

Ancestry Instruction

MON, JAN 10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Click here to register starting 12/31>   

There are multiple ways to search Ancestry. The most difficult task is how to narrow down the "hits" which you receive and decide if the result is for your ancestor. The Card Catalog, filters, family trees have been fined tuned and will be discussed. Tools which allow you to print and report errors will be demonstrated. If you are experienced, returning to Ancestry research, or a beginner, this class is for you. Attendees are required to log on with video and audio. The Zoom invite will be sent the day before class in the afternoon.

Get Organized!

WED, JAN 12
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
Click here to register starting 1/2>
What do you do with all of the records that you accumulate during research? Instruction will include paper and digital storage. Preferred products and family tree charts will be discussed as well as archival materials. Attendess are required to log on with video and audio. The Zoom invite will be sent the day before class in the afternoon.

Free Database:  Daughters of the American Revolution

MON, JAN 17
10-11:00 a.m.
Click here to register starting 1/7>
Learn how to navigate this great and free database. Thousands of family trees documenting family lineages (family trees) back to the the early 1700's are available and have been verified by professional genealogists can be printed and used for your continued research on Ancestry. Ancestry trees are not verified. This website also includes unique records which may be ordered to compliment your research. Over 35,000 Bibles have been digitized and may be ordered by the public. You may find a new American Revolution Patriot in your family tree. Attendees are required to log on with video and audio. The Zoom invite will be sent the day before class in the afternoon.

Ancestry DNA Primer

MON, JAN 24
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Click here to register starting 1/14>
Do you have a DNA tree on Ancestry and are not sure what to do with it? Ancestry updates have altered the displays and calculations. Instruction will include how to organize your results and manage ThruLines. This introduction to Ancestry DNA is for all levels. Attendees are required to log on with video and audio. The Zoom invite will be sent the day before class in the afternoon.

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.