Knowing the location where your ancestors lived is critical to successful genealogy. Join us for a special workshop that covers maps, gazetteers, and GIS data. Come learn tips and tricks to overcome obstacles like changes geographic boundaries and names of places, place your ancestors in their right place on the map!Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
Findmypast is a global leader in family history records that provides access to billions of records from England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, including access to the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), the largest index of genealogical publications that exists.
Come join us for a special workshop that covers navigating the records and resources available through Findmypast.Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
So you’ve taken a DNA test, and have you results? Now what?
Come to our Intermediate DNA for Genealogy class!
During this class you’ll learn how to interpret your results what the next steps you should take to find new cousins and analyze your DNA. We’ll cover topics like tips on contacting DNA relatives, creating spreadsheets of matches and using tool like triangulation to determine relatedness. Join us to improve upon your DNA skills and take your DNA research to the next level.Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
Join the Genealogy Department for a workshop all about names. We’ll cover naming practices for different regions and cultures across the United States, as well as those utilized by major immigrant groups. Come learn how the power of names can provide you with clues to help you solve your genealogical research problems.Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
Do you have ancestors from Ireland? The Irish were the second largest immigrant group to the United States during the 19th century, with over 34 millions Americans who claim full or partial Irish heritage.
Join Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith for a special workshop on Irish genealogy research. Come learn about the methodology and records that will help you hunt trace your Irish roots.Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
Ancestry.com is the largest genealogy database online, hosting over 14 billion unique records. The Montgomery County Memorial Library provides free access to the Library Edition of Ancestry.com to the public.
Come join Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith for a class on utilizing our largest genealogical database. We’ll cover some search tips and tricks you can use to better navigate the Ancestry.com Library Edition, and a few record surprises that you might not have known about before!Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
Chances are if you have ancestors who resided in the United States during the 1860s, they or their relatives fought in the American Civil War. More than 3 million Americans were directly involved in the conflict, a number that hasn’t been surpassed by any other war to date.
Join the Genealogy Department for a special presentation on Finding Your Civil War Ancestors. Come learn more about the history and records that contain the stories of your valiant veteran ancestors for fought to protect the ideals they held true!Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.