Upcoming Genealogy Classes at BPL

From Our Friends in the Southern History Department:

November is here, and we have two brand new hands-on computer genealogy classes that will be taught in Regional Learning Computer Center (RLCC). First, we have Ancestry.com Library Edition.  Did you know that Birmingham Public Library subscribes to Ancestry.com Library Edition database, and it available to you for FREE at all locations of The Birmingham Public Library? In this class, participants will be introduced to Ancestry.com Library Edition database in which you can research your family history as well as learn how to search this database to locate your ancestors.

In September, we began teaching Using FamilySearch.org, a free genealogy website that allows you to research your genealogy, and each class has been full of eager patrons. This month, we are exploring FamilySearch even more and teaching a special class on the FamilySearch Wiki. In this class, participants will get a tour of the FamilySearch Wiki, discover a new place to get genealogical research advice, and learn where to find records collections.

Both classes will take place on Tuesday, November 10th in the Regional Learning Computer Center (RLCC) on the 4th floor of the Linn-Henley building at Central branch. FamilySearch Wiki will begin at 9:15-10:15 am and will be followed by Ancestry.com Library Edition from 10:45-11:45 am. You can sign up for one or both of these classes, and don’t forget to check out the schedule for other classes. Because we offer these classes in the RLCC, space is limited, so please call 205-226-3680 to register.

We also have our Introduction to Genealogy classes, which are perfect for anyone getting started on their family history, and we will be teaching in on Tuesday, November 3rd from 11:30 am-12:30 pm and again on Sunday, November 15th from 2:30-3:30 pm.  We will meet on the first floor of the Linn-Henley building in the Southern History Department.  If you can’t make it, check out our upcoming schedule.  Hope to see you soon!

Southern History Department
Birmingham Public Library


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