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 puzzle pieces to the Huntsville Public Library and let us help you put it together from 3 pm to 5 pm Thursdays beginning September 20, 2018. Johnnie Jo Dickenson will guide participants in the research of their family history using investigative tools such as online databases and resources and the library’s extensive genealogy collection. The two-hour sessions will be held every week through October 25, 2018 in the Johnnie Jo Sowell Dickenson Genealogy Room. Please register here or call Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.

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

Scanning and Editing Documents

2nd Wednesday – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Janet Gardner teaches how to scan and save documents. Using photoshop elements, you will also learn how to create, edit, organize and share images. Bring your documents and a flash drive. LIMIT 3 per session. Dates are September 12, October 10, and November 14. Register here.

DNA

3rd Wednesday – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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. Dates are September 19, October 17, and November 21. Register here.

Probates and Estates

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.