Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Two New Computer Classes: Ancestry.com Library Edition and FamilySearch Wiki
November means new computer classes, and these two offerings are for anyone interested in family history or genealogy. Many of you are familiar with Ancestry.com, and patrons have been asking us for years to offer training on this popular website. We heard you, and created a class just for you. Did you know that Birmingham Public Library subscribes to Ancestry.com Library Edition database, and it available to you for FREE at all locations of The Birmingham Public Library? In this class, participants will be introduced to Ancestry.com Library Edition database in which you can research your family history as well as learn how to search this database to locate your ancestors.
In September, we began teaching Using FamilySearch.org, a free genealogy website that allows you to research your genealogy, and each class has been full of eager patrons. This month, we are exploring FamilySearch even more and teaching a special class on the FamilySearch Wiki. In this class, participants will get a tour of the FamilySearch Wiki, discover a new place to get genealogical research advice, and learn where to find records collections.
Both classes will take place on Tuesday, November 10th in the Regional Learning Computer Center (RLCC) on the 4th floor of the Linn-Henley building at Central branch. FamilySearch Wiki will begin at 9:15-10:15 am and will be followed by Ancestry.com Library Edition from 10:45-11:45 am. You can sign up for one or both of these classes. Our November classes include a wide variety of topics including patent basics, downloadable free E-Books/Audio, the hiring process for Jefferson County, and so much more, and you can check the schedule to find a class and time that works for you. Because we offer these classes in the RLCC, space is limited, so please call 205-226-3680 to register. See you soon!