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 7: Finding Free Sources of Information
Location: Munster Branch
Time: 6:30 - 7:45 PM
Topic: Participants at this lesson will learn where to find free sources of information that will take you farther in your search. You'll see how each site can be searched effectively. Bring your own devices or laptops if you want. Presented by the Nordikfolk Lodge#761 of the Vasa Order of America and Munster Library staff. Please register.

March 10: ProQuest Historic Newspapers: Chicago Tribune
Location: Merrillville Branch
Time: 1 - 3 PM
Topic: ProQuest will provide a webinar demonstration on how to search and browse for content in the historical Chicago Tribune newspaper database. This full text database includes news from the years 1849 1992. Sign up here.

April 4: Genealogy
Location: Munster Branch
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Topic: Basic genealogy. Presented by the Nordikfolk Lodge #761 of the Vasa Order of America and the Munster Library staff. 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!