Genealogy Programming

Below are the  current Genealogy Programs that the Huntsville Public Library offers:

Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend

The Huntsville Public Library and the Walker County Genealogical Society will host the 7th annual Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend on August 2nd and 3rd, 2019. On-site registration for “Believe It or Not? – How to Verify Research” will begin at 9:30 a.m. for both days at the Huntsville Public Library. Programs will be presented from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.on Friday, August 2 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. A light supper will be provided on Friday. The library will remain open until 8 p.m. for further research for attendees only. A silent auction of books and genealogical materials will be held during the weekend and will end at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. The event is free, but pre-registration is suggested. Register here to attend or Contact Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471. Click here for a schedule. 

Genealogy Tips and Tricks

When researching your family tree, there are several tips and tricks that can save you time and trouble. Come to the Huntsville Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 to find out more. Walker County Genealogical Society member Emmy Bushman will share some secrets that will help you with your research. Please register here to attend. Sessions are sponsored by the Walker County Genealogical Society. More information can be found at myhuntsvillelibrary.com or contact Mary at 936-291-5471.

Family Search Workshop

The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts and newcomers alike to meet with experienced and qualified genealogical researchers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. One-hour sessions will be offered weekly on Thursdays. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than four researchers. The small group will allow each participant to receive individual attention. Sign-up is not required. This program is for adults 17 and older. For more information call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator at (936)291-5471. 

Ancestry.com

If your family tree is missing some branches, then sign up for “Exploring Ancestry.com”, a workshop devoted to teaching the basics of this online family history resource. The workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the first Friday of each month.   Develop the skill sets needed for online genealogical research. Learn how to navigate the different learning centers and databases. Discover family tree members using Ancestry.com tools such as vital, census, military, and immigration records. The site is free to library patrons when used on the library’s computers. Limit 4 per session. This program is for adults 17 and older. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.