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

October 3: Genealogy with Herb Smith: Immigration
Location: Munster Branch
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Topic: This class will offer a look at immigration resources, passenger lists and naturalization records. Please register.

October 19: Cemeteries of Northwest Indiana
Location: Munster Branch
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Topic: Listen to Rhiannon Cizons' stories about local cemeteries. Rhiannon has explored them all; hear and see what she learned about immigration to our area, legends, tombstones and more. What you'll learn is fascinating! Please register.

October 27: Analyze your DNA with GEDMatch
Location: Merrillville Branch
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Topic: Learn how to upload your Ancestry DNA results to GEDMatch, compare your results with others, find new matches, explore different ethnicity programs and take a closer look at your DNA. Please register.

November 7: Genealogy with Herb Smith: Deeds and Land Records
Location: Munster Branch
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Topic: This class will offer a look at immigration resources, passenger lists and naturalization records. 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!