Genealogy / Local History Programs

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Summer Genealogy Classes

Everyone is searching for the lost ancestor who faded into history, the black sheep with the crazy story, or the immigrant to the New World with the inspiring life.

Join fellow searchers in these classes that focus on one aspect of genealogical research and family history during each session. Registration required.

Taught by area genealogist and research specialist Michelle Cohen.

Past Events

DNA - You, Me, and 4300 Other People Are Family

Learn about DNA test kit results, how to use them to trace family members, and privacy implications.

Tuesday, May 7
Josey Ranch Lake
Tuesday, May 21
Hebron & Josey

Beginner Genealogy

Always wanted to learn about family history? Have a few bits and pieces of information (and/or paper scraps with scribbling) that might be something meaningful about someone in your lineage?

101: Getting Started
Learn basic research tips
Tuesday, June 4
Josey Ranch Lake
102: Getting Organized
Get organized - charts, forms, WiFi, and tables provided
Tuesday, June 18
Josey Ranch Lake

Special Research Skills

Learn about unique web resources and expand your online searching skills during the first session. The second session focuses specifically on African-American research in the United States.

Maximize Online Research
Tuesday, July 9
Josey Ranch Lake
African-American Research
Tuesday, July 23
Josey Ranch Lake