Genealogy Programming

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


Genealogy Tips and Tricks

When researching your family tree, there are several tips and tricks that can save you time and trouble. Come to the Huntsville Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 to find out more. Walker County Genealogical Society member Emmy Bushman will share some secrets that will help you with your research. Future meetings will be May 21 and June 18 in the Huntsville Public Library’s Dickenson Genealogy Room. Registration is required and register here. The sessions are sponsored by the Walker County Genealogical Society. More information about dates and times can be found at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or contact Mary at 936-291-5471.

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.

Ancestry.com

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 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the first Friday of each month.   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. Limit 4 per session. This program is for adults 17 and older. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.

DNA

Whether you’re an adoptee or just looking to break down that brick wall, learn more about the fascinating world of DNA from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at the Huntsville Public Library. 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. The next class is planned for Wednesday, May 15 for those who miss the first class or want to delve further into the subject. Please register here or call 936-291-5471 for more information.