Thursday, April 12, 2018

Researching Family Tree? Birmingham Public Library Hosting Genealogy Programs


The Birmingham Public Library's genealogy workshops are free of charge, but registration is requested. Register online through the BPL events calendar or call 205-226-3665. For more information about BPL’s Southern History Department, visit their page or Like them on Facebook.

The workshops are as follows (more will be announced this summer):

Saturday, April 14, 10:00 a.m., Central Library, Southern History Department. Introduction to Genealogy – Want to learn how to do genealogical research? Come to this introductory class that will help get you started on your genealogical journey.

Sunday, April 15, 2:30 p.m., Central Library, Arrington Auditorium. Understanding DNA Ethnicity Test Results – Discover how DNA testing companies determine ethnicity percentages and what these estimates mean in terms of your genealogy. This is a Beyond the Basics of Genealogy Workshop.

Monday, April 16, 3:15 p.m., Central Library, Regional Library Computer Center. Fold3.com – This hands-on class will introduce researchers to Fold3.com, the premiere genealogy database for U.S. military records. We will cover the different records which are included in Fold3.com (military and non-military), how to do a basic search, and how to interpret your results.

Tuesday, April 24, 1:00 p.m., Central Library, Regional Library Computer Center. Preserving Family Recipes – In this webinar, patrons will learn how to care for their family recipe books and sheets, how to translate sketchy, illegible, or unwritten food traditions into usable information, and how to interpret family recipes from a historical perspective.

Sunday, May 20, 2:30 p.m. “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier”: Military Records in Family History Research – Did one of your ancestors go to war? Explore the major repositories and databases for military records and discover how they can contribute vital information for your family history research.

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