Below are the current Genealogy Programs that the Huntsville Public Library offers:
Where do you fit into the puzzle? Bring your ancestry “puzzle pieces” to the Huntsville Public Library’s free genealogy workshop, “Working Your Genealogy Puzzle,” and let us help you put it together from 3 pm to 5 pm Thursdays beginning January 11, 2018. Johnnie Jo Dickenson will guide participants researching their family history using investigative tools such as online databases, resources, and the library’s extensive genealogy collection. The two hour sessions will be held every week through March 1, 2018 in the Johnnie Jo Sowell Dickenson Genealogy Room. Please register here or call Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.
If your family tree is missing some branches, then sign up for “Exploring Ancestry.com”, a workshop devoted to teaching the basics of this online family history resource. The workshop will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The first class will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Develop the skill sets needed for online genealogical research. Learn how to navigate the different learning centers and databases. Discover family tree members using Ancestry.com tools such as vital, census, military, and immigration records. The site is free to library patrons when used on the library’s computers. Register here or contact Mary at 936-291-5471.
The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts and newcomers alike to meet with an experienced and qualified genealogical researcher. Two-hour sessions will be offered the first and third Fridays for a five-month period beginning in February. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than three researchers. The small group will allow each participant to receive individual attention. Sharon Vann has volunteered to assist
local researchers with the skills and knowledge she has acquired over many years of family research. Vann has worked since 2006 organizing and teaching family history interest groups in her church. She has spent the last several years giving one-on- one help to those interested in learning how to use Family Search as a research tool. Interested persons should contact Mary Kokot, Adult Program Coordinator at 936-291- 5471. Sign-up is required. Dates in February are: February 2 and February 16.
The Huntsville Public Library & Walker County Genealogical Society will host the annual Genealogy Winter Lock-In from 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 18 at the Huntsville Public Library. Beginners and longtime researchers are both invited. Society Members will be available to assist in all areas of research. Bring your paperwork! A light lunch will be provided by the Society. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information.