Monday, May 06, 2019

BPL Southern History Department Hosting Genealogy Workshops in May 2019



The Birmingham Public Library’s Southern History Department is hosting several genealogy
workshops across Jefferson County during the month of May 2019.

Workshops are free of charge, but advanced registration is requested. To register, contact the Southern History Department of the Birmingham Public Library at 205-226-3665 or askgenlocal@bham.lib.al.us.

 Learn more about the resources the Southern History Department has to help research your family tree by following the Southern History Facebook page 

 The workshop schedule is as follows:

 Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Bessemer Public Library 
  • Birmingham in 1916 – What was life like in Birmingham over 100 years ago?

Take a whirlwind tour of everyday life in Birmingham in 1916. Based on coverage found in historic newspapers, this program will cover the difficult and the good times and what was happening on the international scene.

Wednesday, May 8, 11:00 a.m., Trussville Public Library
 • Intro 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.

Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m., Central Library, Southern History Department 
 • Intro 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.

 Monday, May 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Adamsville Public Library
  • Ancestry.com Library Edition

Participants will be introduced to the Ancestry.com 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.

 Monday, May 20, 2019, 2:15 p.m., Central Library, RLCC (Regional Library Computer Center) 
 • Mastering DNApainter.com 

Discover how to make full use of a website that enables you to map and index your shared DNA for free. You need only one confirmed maternal or paternal DNA match to get started.

The Southern History Department is also offering the following 90-minute genealogy workshops this summer, each being held at 2:30 p.m. in the Arrington Auditorium of the Linn-Henley Research Library

Sunday, June 16, 2019
 • DNA and Family Secrets

What happens when your DNA tests reveal unexpected family relationships? Join us as we explore the many ways DNA can upend – and mend – your family tree.

Sunday, July 7, 2019 
• Mad about Magazines 

If you’re not using periodicals in your family history research, you’re missing out. Magazine articles can contain anything from useful how-to information to the contents of a cemetery to a summary of what your ancestors were up to in the early history of this country.


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