How Do I Research My Family History?

The Southern History Department will offer several classes this month that will teach you the skills needed to start researching your family history. Set yourself up for success by taking one of these classes, and your family tree will begin to grow and take shape.

Family Tree

Introduction to Genealogy: If you do not know where to start researching your family history, this class is for you. We will cover such topics as vital records, courthouse and church records, the Federal Census, and more. This month, we will be traveling to Homewood Public Library on Thursday, May 14th at 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to attend this class as we only teach it at night infrequently or for special events. The other time the class will be offered will be on Sunday, May 17th at 2:30 pm on the first floor of the Linn Henley building in the Southern History Department. No registration is required. If neither of those times are convenient, please check our upcoming class schedule.

Loaded Bases in Baseball

The Bases Are Loaded! Genealogical Research with BPL’s Databases: In conjunction with the Regional Library Computer Center, we offer a hands-on computer and database class on genealogy which allows to you to practice the material as you are taught in by our instructors. To make it fun, we use a baseball theme in teaching this class, and don’t want you to be left sitting in the dugout. Make use of all our resources in your game plan for family history research. Learn how to locate BPL’s databases & discover the wealth of genealogical information they have to offer. Let us help you knock one out of the park. We will be teaching this class on Tuesday, May 26th beginning at 9:15 am. To register, call us @ 205-226-3680.

Southern History Department
Central Branch
Birmingham Public Library