Learn about Genealogy at the Library

Learn about your roots! We offer classes on a variety of genealogical topics. All of our classes are free of charge. Click the links below to sign up (classes without links have not opened sign-ups yet).

Are you a librarian or library staff? You can earn LEUs by attending most of these classes!

Upcoming Genealogy Classes

March 6: Genealogy Workshop: Newspapers
Location: Munster Branch
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Topic: A presentation by Herb Smith. Please register.

March 16: Beginner Genealogy Course
Location: Merrillville Branch
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Topic: Lake County Librarian Lynn Jackson will present a beginner genealogy class on how to get started with your family tree. Learn how to document, search and organize your research. Sign Up Here

March 29: Teen Tech: Genealogy Resources
Location: Griffith-Calumet Township Branch
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Topic: This program will introduce teens (ages 11 to 18) to select library resources for genealogical research. Space is limited, so registration is required. Sign Up Here

April 3: Genealogy Workshop: DNA
Location: Munster Branch
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Topic: Herb Smith will teach participants about using DNA in genealogy research. Sign Up Here

Come for the Class, Stay for At-Your-Fingertips Resources

Most of our genealogy classes are offered at the Merrillville branch, where the Indiana Room and Genealogy room are housed. You can feel free to use these excellent resources on your own, too!

If you'd like to see genealogy classes at your local branch, let us know. We're always interested in hearing what you'd like to learn at your library!