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 ancestry “puzzle pieces” to the Huntsville Public Library’s free genealogy workshop, “Working Your Genealogy Puzzle,” and let us help you put it together from 3 pm to 5 pm Thursdays beginning January 11, 2018.  Johnnie Jo Dickenson will guide participants researching their family history using investigative tools such as online databases, resources, and the library’s extensive genealogy collection. The two hour sessions will be held every week through March 1, 2018 in the Johnnie Jo Sowell Dickenson Genealogy Room. Please register here or call Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471.

Exploring "Ancestry.com" Workshop

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 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The first class will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018. 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. Register here or contact Mary at 936-291-5471. 

Genealogy Winter Lock-In

The Huntsville Public Library & Walker County Genealogical Society will host the annual Genealogy Winter Lock-In from 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 18 at the Huntsville Public Library.  Beginners and longtime researchers are both invited. Society Members will be available to assist in all areas of research. Bring your paperwork! A light lunch will be provided by the Society. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471 for more information.