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 26: Discovering your UK/Irish Roots Online
Location: Merrillville Branch
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Topic: Explore websites and resources for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish ancestry. Debra M. Dudek, Librarian and Genealogist will be our presenter. Ms. Dudek's specialty is British/UK genealogy. Sign Up Here

November 6: Using Church Records
Location: Munster Branch
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Topic:Genealogy class with Herb Smith Sign Up Here

November 30: I Work Here! Ask Me About Genealogy
Location: Merrillville Branch
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Topic: Learn how to use Newspapers.com and Newspaper Archive Library Edition to enhance your genealogical research and family stories. Ask a question about your research.Sign Up Here

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!