Below are the current Genealogy Programs that the Huntsville Public Library offers:
The Huntsville Public Library, in cooperation with the Walker County Genealogical Society, will host the State-Wide 2019 Genealogy Lock-In in celebration of Family History Month. This event takes place Friday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. at the Huntsville Public Library. Join us in the Staggs Community Room for this unique genealogical event. There will be presentations live-streamed from other libraries around the state that will also be participating. This is the first year that the Huntsville Public Library will be participating in this event… please come and help make it a success! The event is FREE, but registration is required, register here. If you plan to attend the noon-1:30 event, sandwiches will be available if you have registered. For more information click here or call Mary at 936-291-5471.
Whether you’re an adoptee or just looking to break down that brick wall, learn more about the fascinating world of DNA from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18 at the Huntsville Public Library. Janet Miller discusses how to read DNA results, how to contact others to share your DNA, and how to use it as a research tool. Registration is required, register here. More information about future dates and times can be found at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.
When researching your family tree, there are several tips and tricks that can save you time and trouble. Come to the Huntsville Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10 to find out more. Walker County Genealogical Society member Emmy Bushman will share some secrets that will help with your research. Registration is required, register here. More information about future dates and times can be found at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.
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. 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. Sign-up is not required. This program is for adults 17 and older. For more information call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator at (936)291-5471.
If your family tree is missing some branches, then sign up for “Exploring Ancestry.com”, a workshop devoted to teaching the basics of this online family history resource. The workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. The next class will be on Friday, August 9 (instead of August 2 due to the Frances Sprott Goforth Genealogy Weekend being held on August 2 and 3). from Develop the skill sets needed for online genealogical research. Learn how to navigate the different learning centers and databases. Discover family tree members using Ancestry.com tools such as vital, census, military, and immigration records. The site is free to library patrons when used on the library’s computers. Limit 4 per session. This program is for adults 17 and older. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.