Genealogy Programming

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

FamilySearch Workshop

The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts and newcomers alike to meet with experienced and qualified genealogical researchers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. One-hour sessions will be offered weekly on Thursdays in September. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than four researchers. The small group will allow each participant to receive individual attention. Interested persons should contact Mary Kokot, Adult Program Coordinator at 936-291-5471. Sign-up is required. You can register here. This program is for adults 17 and older. 

Beginning September 12, several new discussion groups will be meeting once per month in the Huntsville Public Library’s Dickenson Genealogy Room to delve further into specific aspects of genealogy and health, DNA, understanding probates and estates, scanning documents, and tips on using the website Ancestry.com. Registration is required. The sessions are sponsored by the Walker County Genealogical Society. More information about dates and times can be found below or contact Mary at 936-291-5471.

Health and Genealogy

4th Tuesday – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Emmy Bushman, R.N. discusses inherited diseases, how death certificates and other documents can help us, and where to find them. Dates are September 25 (Death Certificates), October 23 (Census Mortality Schedules), and November 27 (Church Death Records). Register here

Probate Estate for Genealogical Researching

4th Wednesday – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Connie Heiland, attorney at law, discusses how to locate and obtain these documents and using them to locate family members. Learn to read and abstract information. Dates are September 26, October 24, and November 28. Register here.

Using Ancestry.com

3rd Thursday – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Richard Lane gives you hints on finding leads on this very popular website. LIMIT 4 per session. Dates are September 20, October 18, and November 15. Register here.