Did you know October is Family History Month? Whether you’ve already followed your roots deep into previous centuries or you’re just getting started, the Sacramento Public Library can help your trace your family history.
Ancestry Library Edition is the largest subscription-based genealogy research site on the Internet, providing access to more than 5 billion records online. If you are researching your family’s history, you will want to take advantage of the resources Ancestry has to offer. Please join us for an introductory class on using this important genealogical database:
Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition Database
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10:15 - 11:45 a.m
Technology Lab, Third Floor, Central Library
At the same time, the Sylvan Oaks Library will be offering the following class:
Celebrate Family History with an Introductory Genealogy Class
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sylvan Oaks Library
Ancestry is just one of the many genealogy databases we offer in our libraries or at the Central Library. Visit our Genealogy page
to see the complete list.
One of our most popular services is Book a Genealogist
. Have you hit a brick wall in researching your family history? Volunteer genealogists are available to assist you with a free, 45-minute session in the Genealogy Center on the 2nd Floor of Central Library, located just behind the information desk. The Genealogy Center is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., and on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In January, we’ll be having a trio of Genealogy lectures on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Galleria West Meeting Room.
January 5: “Finding the Really Hard Ones: Seven Strategies,” with Jim Baker.
January 12: “Writing and Publishing Your Family History,” with Rick Hanson.
January 19: “Locating Ancestors with Animap, HistoricMapWorks, BLM and GoogleEarth,” with Kathryn Marshall.