Below are the current Genealogy Programs that the Huntsville Public Library offers:
Preserving Your Story
The Walker County Genealogical Society (WCGS) and the Huntsville Public Library are beginning a joint, community-wide project to preserve the local history of the Covid-19 Pandemic. A major health and historical event, the pandemic has touched the lives of everyone in Walker County, and its aftermath will continue to affect our citizens well into the future. What have we learned that the next generation needs to know? We want to record your personal stories so today’s experiences can become part of tomorrow's collective memory.
WCGS president Johnnie Jo Dickenson reminds us, “Many of us have lost cousins or other family members and were unable to attend their funerals. We have had to cancel annual family reunions. Let's involve the children. They have missed sleepovers, birthday parties, and their school life has been so different than years before. Let them tell their stories. Each of us has a different story to tell. It is important to the history of our community that these stories be recorded for future generations. Please help us with this project. Your story is important.”
The Walker County Genealogical Society will preserve these stories in their archives for future generations as a part of Walker County history. Email your story to email@example.com or mail it to WCGS, P.O. Box 1295, Huntsville, TX 77342-1295. If you need help writing down your memories, contact the Library Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 and she will arrange for someone to help record your thoughts and have them transcribed. Alternatively, you may drop your story off at Huntsville Public Library or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genealogy Winter Lock-In
The Huntsville Public Library & Walker County Genealogical Society will host its annual Genealogy Winter Lock-In from 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 20 at Huntsville Public Library. Beginners and longtime researchers are all invited. Society Members will be available to assist in all areas of research. Bring all your paperwork! A light lunch will be provided by the Society. In conjunction with the event, the library will host a silent auction of books and genealogical materials beginning at 12 p.m. on Monday, February 14. Bidding will conclude at 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 20. Those who wish to bid on silent auction items on Sunday, February 20 must register and attend the Lock-In. Register online at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 for more information.