Genealogy Classes in May at Central Library

Three genealogy classes are scheduled for May at the Central Library. Introduction to Genealogy and Library Edition are free and open to the public. The Beyond the Basics of Genealogy workshop “Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier”: Military Records in Family History Research is free of charge, but registration is requested. Additional workshops will be announced this summer.

Saturday, May 12, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Central Library, Southern History Department, 1st floor, Linn-Henley Research Library
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. The staff in the Southern History Department covers such topics as vital records, courthouse and church records, and the Federal Census. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 20, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Central Library, Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor, Linn-Henley Research Library
Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – “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. Free but registration requested. Register online or call 205-226-3655.

Monday, May 21, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Central Library, Regional Library Computer Center, 4th Floor, Linn-Henley Research Library Library Edition – Participants will be introduced to the Library Edition database in which you can research your family history. Learn the tips and tricks about how to search this database like a librarian. Free and open to the public.