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

June 6: Genealogy: Records and Brick Walls
Location: Munster Branch
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Topic: We will have our portable lab with eight computers available. Bring in your records and we will assist you in getting past that brick wall you may have run in to. In addition, we will help you find even more records for a family member. If you are just beginning, we will help you get started. All levels invited. You are welcome to bring your laptops or devices as well. Please register.

June 16: Genealogy Webinar: Next Steps with Autosomal DNA
Location: Merrillville Branch
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Topic: This is a Live Legacy Family Tree Webinar by Diahan Southard. Learn in 45 minutes what would take you hours to read about online. We will also review Ancestry.com DNA software. Please register.

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!