Learn more about your family history

You can get started with publishing your family tree, using Ancestry.com and learn how to do research when you can't get to your ancestral homelands. We also offer classes that show you how to get more family members involved in researching your genealogy. Registration required: Register online or Ask Us.

Upcoming classes

Publishing Your Family Tree

Have you been researching your family history and want to share it with your family? Genealogist Cathi Weber of NorthStar Genealogy will outline options for printing and publishing your family tree.

Genealogy Research: explore Ancestry.com

Using your library card to access Ancestry.com for free, learn basic search techniques from professional genealogist Sheila Northrop. This includes how to locate and search databases by geographic location or using military records, as well as finding those elusive female ancestors under birth and married names.

Including Your Family in Your Family History Research

Genealogy doesn't have to be a solitary endeavor! Professional genealogist Kim Ashford will provide many ideas on how to interest your children and/or grandchildren in your family history research.

Genealogy Research: Researching When You Are Not There

Some genealogists live near their ancestral homelands but most do not! Professional genealogist Lois Mackin will help you learn about the locations your ancestors inhabited and how to conduct research from a distance.

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