DIY Family Tree

19 Oct DIY Family Tree


Family Roots

Hanna Branch 

October 26, 5:30-6:30pm

Is your child interested in family history? If so, register for this event! Children, with the help of an older relative, will create a basic family tree canvas to take home. We will discuss the way that genealogy maps are made and what purpose they serve in local and family history.

Did you know that the Library has excellent resources for people wishing to research their own genealogy?

American Ancestors is a collection of 350 databases of genealogy records dating back to 1600-1800s. This database is free to access when you visit the Main Library during open hours.

Ancestry Library Edition is similar to the regular Ancestry website, with new records added daily,  but is free to access at any location of the Library during open hours.

Biography in Context is an online resource containing more than 600,000 biographies! It is free to access at any time.

Heritage Quest is another free resource that can be used anywhere you have internet service. All you need is your library card number and your pin to access hundreds of census records and much more.

Another resource available for genealogy research is our collection of microfiche, which is free to access at the Main Temporary location of the Library. When the Main Library is re-opened in 2017, the microfiche readers can be utilized in the Indiana Room. There is no charge for viewing or scanning microfiche to email, but regular fees will apply if you choose to print paper copies.

You can access all of these free databases on our website here, and more information about our genealogy services can be found here. Good luck, and happy searching!