• By Karen Feeney
  • Posted Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Learn How To Research Your Family Tree

There are a variety of different genealogy programs available for teens and adults to learn how to research and organize materials relevant to family history. Each program will introduce the basics of organizing materials and researching print and online resources. Genealogy Starter Kits will be available. All programs are free.

Program Descriptions

Introduction to Genealogy
Learn the basics of genealogy research and organization of your materials in the program. Methods for searching the Library genealogy databases including Ancestry and Heritage Quest will be covered.

Intermediate Genealogy
Do you have the genealogy basics down? This class will teach you how to take your research a step or two further by introducing you to other types of records used beyond the census and vital records searches.

Introduction to African American Genealogy
Researching African American ancestors can be difficult in the time period before the Civil War. This program will teach you the basics of how to conduct and organize your research with a special focus on how to find alternate documentation to census and vital records to prove ancestry.

Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors
Do you have a Civil War soldier or officer in your family tree? This program will teach you basic genealogy skills with particular attention to identifying and researching Civil War military records.

Program Schedule

Introduction to African American Genealogy
Monday, February 2 @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Carver School Road Branch Library

Introduction to African American Genealogy
Wednesday, March 4 @ 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Southside Branch Library

Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors
Monday, April 13 @ 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Reynolda Manor Branch Library

Introduction to Genealogy
Thursday, April 23 @ 10:30 - 11:30 am
Kernersville Branch Library

Introduction to Genealogy
Monday, April 27 @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Walkertown Branch Library

Introduction to African American Genealogy
Tuesday, June 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Malloy /Jordan East Winston Heritage Center

Introduction to Genealogy
Wednesday, July 8 @ 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Rural Hall Branch Library

Introduction to Genealogy
Thursday, July 9 @ 10:30 - 12:00 pm
Lewisville Branch Library

Intermediate Genealogy
Thursday, July 23 @ 10:30 - 12:00 pm
Lewisville Branch Library

Call 336-703-3073 for more information.

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