Genealogy Programming

Below are the current Genealogy Programs that the Huntsville Public Library offers:

Working Your Genealogy Puzzle

Where do you fit into the puzzle? Bring your ancestry “puzzle pieces” to the Huntsville Public Library’s free genealogy workshop, “Working Your Genealogy Puzzle,” and let us help you put it together from 3 pm to 5 pm Thursdays beginning. Johnnie Jo Dickenson will guide participants researching their family history using investigative tools such as online databases, resources, and the library’s extensive genealogy collection. The two-hour sessions will be held every week through March 29, 2018 in the Johnnie Jo Sowell Dickenson Genealogy Room. Please register at or call Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.

Exploring "" Workshop

If your family tree is missing some branches, then sign up for “Exploring”, a workshop devoted to teaching the basics of this online family history resource. The workshop will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month from January 11 to April 12. Develop the skill sets needed for online genealogical research. Learn how to navigate the different learning centers and databases. Discover family tree members using tools such as vital, census, military, and immigration records. The site is free to library patrons when used on the library’s computers. Register here or contact Mary at 936-291-5471. 

Searching with Sharon Vann

The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts and newcomers alike to meet with an experienced and qualified genealogical researcher. Two-hour sessions will be offered the first and third Fridays from February through June. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than three researchers. The small group will allow each participant to receive individual attention. Sharon Vann has volunteered to assist local researchers with the skills and knowledge she has acquired over many years of family research. Vann has worked since 2006 organizing and teaching family history interest groups in her church. She has spent the last several years giving one-on-one help to those interested in learning how to use Family Search as a research tool. Interested persons should contact Mary Kokot, Adult Program Coordinator at 936-291- 5471. Sign-up is required. The next available classes are on April 6 and April 20. Register here.

Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend

The Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend will be held August 3rd and 4th, 2018 at the Huntsville Public Library. This year's event, "Orphan Trains, Adoption, and DNA” is hosted by the Walker County Genealogical Society and the Huntsville Public Library. On-site registration begins at 9:30 a.m. both days with programs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 3 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 4. A light supper will be provided on Friday. A silent auction, open to the public, will be held during the weekend and will end at 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is free but requires registration. Call 936-291-5471 or sign up here.