Genealogy Programming

Below are the  current Genealogy Programs that the Huntsville Public Library offers:

Genealogy Winter Lock-In

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 17 at the Huntsville Public Library. Beginners and longtime researchers are all invited. Society Members will be available to assist in all areas of research. Bring all your paperwork! A light lunch will be provided by the Society. Register online here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information.  

FamilySearch Workshop

The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts and newcomers alike to meet with experienced and qualified genealogical researchers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. One-hour sessions will be offered weekly on Thursdays. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than four researchers. The small group will allow each participant to receive individual attention. Interested persons should contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471. Sign-up is not required. This program is for adults 17 and older.

Beginning January 9, several genealogy discussion groups will be meeting once per month in the Huntsville Public Library’s Dickenson Genealogy Room to delve further into specific aspects of genealogy and health, DNA, understanding probates and estates, scanning documents, and tips on using the website Registration is required. The sessions are sponsored by the Walker County Genealogical Society. More information about dates and times can be found below or contact Mary at 936-291-5471.

Health and Genealogy

4th Tuesday – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Emmy Bushman, R.N. discusses inherited diseases, how death certificates and other documents can help us, and where to find them. Dates are January 22, February 26, and March 26. Registration is required and register here.

Scanning Documents

2nd Wednesday – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Janet Gardner teaches how to scan and save documents. Bring your documents and a flash drive. LIMIT 3 per session. Date are January 9, February 13, and March 13. Registration is required and register here.


3rd Wednesday – 1:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Janet Miller discusses how to read DNA results, how to contact others to share your DNA, and how to use it as a research tool. Dates are January 16, February 20, and March 20. Registration is required and register here.

Probates and Estates

4th Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Connie Heiland, attorney at law, discusses how to locate and obtain these documents and using them to locate family members. Learn to read and abstract information. Date are January 23, February 27, and March 27. Registration is required and register. here.


3rd Thursday – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Richard Lane gives you hints on finding leads on this very popular website. LIMIT 4 per session. Dates are January 17, February 21, and March 21. Registration is required and register here.