genealogy


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 […]


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 […]


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

Experienced librarians demonstrate the steps involved in starting your family history research.  Discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information. This class is online. Registration is required.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. More Info Class Format: Lecture/demonstration Skill prerequisites: Some […]


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, […]


Meet William G. Thomas III, Author of ‘A Question of Freedom’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Historian William G. Thomas III discusses his new book “A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War.” William G. Thomas III is the John and Catherine Angle Chair in the Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Nebraska. He […]


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 […]


First Editions with Lizzy Copeland, Author of ‘The Lost Family’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​In The ‘Lost Family’, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications when we engage in home genetic testing by mail. Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA and the business of companies like […]