ancestors


An Introduction to African American Genealogy (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Are you curious about finding out about your ancestors but don’t know where to begin? Does the cost of genealogy databases scare you away from joining millions of researchers in America’s most favorite hobby? Join us to learn the basics of American black-diasporic genealogy and take advantage of world-class research tools […]


“American Founders” with Dr. Christina Proenza-Coles (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

“American Founders” reveals men and women of African descent as key protagonists in the story of American democracy. It chronicles how black people developed and defended New World settlements, undermined slavery, and championed freedom throughout the Americas from the 16th through the 20th century.   The book explores how Afro-Americans […]


Genealogy Circle Meeting: Caring for Your Family Treasures (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

You’ve been searching to find your family history. Now learn to extend the life of what you have. Do you have a yellowing photograph? Snow on your videotape? Curling or browning paper? Loose audiocassettes? Scratched disks? Delicate birth certificates? Moldy books? Learn to assess the damages and risks to the […]


Ask A Genealogist (Jefferson-Madison Regional Library) – VIRTUAL

r Have a question about your family history research? Hit your brick wall and need some fresh ideas or places to look? In each webinar genealogist Dr. Shelley Murphy, the Descendant Project Researcher at the University of Virginia, will answer your genealogy questions. With over 25 years of experience and knowledge, […]


Introduction to African American Genealogy (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

From 1565 to 1790, Africans comprised over a third of the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States.  With little exception, these nearly 360,000 men, women, and children crossed in bondage.  Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex […]


History & Genealogy: Mining the Census (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Genealogist Steve Szabados will share search strategies on how you can get the most information out of Federal Census records to help you find your ancestors. This program is hosted by Sulzer Regional Library. How to Attend This event takes place on Zoom. Register by 10 a.m. Friday, October 2. […]


Getting Started in Genealogy Research (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  Start your family history research at NYPL. Learn about the library’s genealogy resources, discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information. This class will be online. Register in advance: https://nypl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JJnov4x_TOSECJrgcpOxXQ