• By Clemmons Branch Library
  • Posted Thursday, November 13, 2014

Introduction to Genealogy

On Monday, December 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the Clemmons Branch Library will host a program on how to conduct genealogical research online. The class will be led by staff members of the Forsyth County Public Library's North Carolina room.

Did you ever wonder if those family stories told around the holiday table were really true? Are you a history buff who wants to find out about where your great-great-great grandparents came from? If you want to learn research techniques and tips for finding genealogical information then this is the program for you!

In this class for beginners, you will learn to organize, document, and conduct genealogy research online. We will cover the basics of getting started with genealogy, the process of researching your family ancestry.

This program will introduce you to:

  • Genealogy resources available online and at the Library.
  • Ways to organize your genealogical research.
  • Methods to research the Library databases.
  • Types of records used in genealogy research.

Many different free online genealogy resources are available through the Library and beyond. We will provide you with a list of resources and give you tips on how to use them. We will also explain some time tested ways to document and organize your genealogical research so that if a question comes up, you'll know where to look. Next we'll cover the using the Library's genealogical databases, such as Ancestry, African American Heritage, and Heritage Quest. These databases provide a rich resource of digitized documents. Finally, we'll go over the different types of documents used in genealogy research, such as vital records, census, and court records, and where to find them.

Join us for a smart start to researching your family history. The holidays are a great time to get family stories and talk to relatives about family members!