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Learn your roots at LCPL's genealogy classes!

Genealogy Classes

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 Classes

Check back later for more genealogy classes! Have an idea for a class? Let us know.

April 28: The Original Colonies that Made Us: Massachusetts & Connecticut
Location: LCPL Zoom Room
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Topic: Who were the Puritans and Pilgrims who settled the Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, and Connecticut colonies of the 1600's?

Learn about why they came, who else joined them in these colonies and how learning their history provides insights into the movements and culture that help shape America.
With a bibliography and review of genealogy sources as time allows. Sign Up Here


May 26: The Original Colonies that Made Us: Pennsylvania, Delaware, & New Jersey
Location: LCPL Zoom Room
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Topic: Who were the original settlers of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey in the 1600's? 

Learn about why they came, who else joined them in these colonies and how learning their history provides insights into the movements and culture that help shape America.
With a bibliography and review of genealogy sources as time allows. Sign Up Here


May 26: Discover New Databases at LCPL: Newspapers for Research
Location: LCPL Zoom Room
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic: Kim from Newsbank will demonstrate how to use two new Lake County Public Library databases: "Heritage Hub" and "Black Life in America".

The databases can be used for genealogical and historical research and provide access to newspapers around the United States, both old and new. Sign Up Here