• By Grace May
  • Posted Thursday, February 24, 2022

Genealogy programs are coming

Genealogy programs are back in full force for the new year. Over the next three months, we will offer various genealogical topics and at various library locations. Here is a preview of programs coming from January to March (all are in-person unless otherwise listed):

Introduction to Online Genealogy (2 offerings)
Have you ever wondered about your family tree? Come learn the genealogy basics with us. You'll learn about different genealogy databases, what forms to use, and what resources the library can offer you.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at Paddison Memorial Branch
    248 Harmon Ln., Kernersville, N.C. 27284
    To register, contact Lara Goldstein at goldstlb@forsyth.cc or (336) 703-2932
    Attendance limited to 15 people

  • Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at Central Library's Computer Learning Center (in-person and virtual)
    660 West Fifth St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101
    To register, contact Grace May at maygm@forsyth.cc or (336) 703-3075
    Attendance limited to five people in-person

  • Genetic Genealogy
    DNA testing is a great tool to use in genealogy. Learn about different types of genealogy testing and how it can help you with your research.
    Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at Reynolda Manor Branch
    2839 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27106
    To register, contact Staci Falkowitz at falkowsz@forsyth.cc or (336) 703-2962
    Attendance limited to 15 people

    African American Genealogy (4 offerings)
    Learn about the unique types of records used in African American genealogy and discover research methods to help you find ancestors in this free program. Genealogy starter kits and resources page will be provided.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center
    1110 East Seventh Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    To register, contact the Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center at (336) 703-2950
    Attendance is limited to 15 people

  • Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at Central Library's Computer Learning Center (in-person and virtual)
    660 West Fifth St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101
    To register, contact Grace May at maygm@forsyth.cc or (336) 703-3075
    Attendance is limited to five people in-person

  • Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at Clemmons Branch (in-person and virtual)
    6365 James Street, Clemmons, NC 27012
    To register, contact Chris Kennedy at kennedcj@forsyth.cc or (336) 703-2922
    Attendance is limited to 15 people in-person

  • Thursday, Mar. 3 at 6 p.m. at Carver School Road Branch
    4915 Lansing Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105
    To register, contact Grace May at maygm@forsyth.cc or (336) 703-3075
    Attendance is limited to 10 people

  • County Records for Genealogy
    Learn about how to find vital records, deeds, wills, and more. It will focus on collections at Register of Deeds and the Courthouse as well as the county records the library holds.
    Tuesday, Mar. 8 at 6 p.m. at Paddison Memorial Branch
    248 Harmon Ln., Kernersville, N.C. 27284
    To register, contact Lara Goldstein at goldstlb@forsyth.cc or (336) 703-2932
    Attendance is limited to 15 people

    Who's that Mrs.? Women in Genealogy
    Where did she go? Come and learn how to find out more about that elusive female ancestor. We will tackle problems with maiden names, specific records, finding women in records that don’t use their name, and more.
    Tuesday, Mar. 22 at 6 p.m. at Reynolda Manor Branch
    2839 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27106
    To register, contact Staci Falkowitz at falkowsz@forsyth.cc or (336) 703-2962
    Attendance limited to 15 people

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