Genealogy 101

Genealogy 101:  Unlocking the Puzzle of Your Past


Genealogy 101 is a 6 week class, offering a unique opportunity to learn how to trace your family tree.  Classes are free, but registration is required

Classes include guided hands-on work with Genealogy Reference materials, microfilm, and Census Data, as well as computer programs such as, HeritageQuest, Findagrave, and FamilySearch.

Classes take place at the Downtown Library, and participants can register for one of two class times:

Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM


Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Lessons include: 

Session One: February 11 and 14

Getting Organized; Tools Needed; Importance of Paper Records


Session Two: February 18 and 21

Computer Software Pros and Cons; Meaning of Names


Session Three: February 25 and 28

Making the best use of Library Resources; Archives; Historical Societies


Session Four: March 4 and 7

How to Interpret and use Census Info; Tax & Probate Records; Immigration/Naturalization Records


Session Five:  March 11 and 14

Cemeteries:  Stories in Stone; Interpreting Handwriting; Genealogical Vocabulary


Session Six:  March 18 and 21

Heritage Albums; Writing Up the Family Story


For more information, or to register, contact Cindy Wallace at 378-6022

or email