The Genealogy Center and the expert genealogists who work there are a treasure trove of family history information. Even if you can’t visit the Genealogy Center in person, their services, information, and collection can be accessed virtually! One of their greatest gifts is their monthly virtual programming. Every month the Genealogy Center plans programs for you to enjoy twice a week.
The Genealogy Center is open for researchers. Physical distancing measures have been put in place including public computer stations spaced out six feet apart, and plexiglass shields have been installed at service points. Staff and all customers will be required to wear masks while in the building.
Access the Genealogy Center from Anywhere!
Researching in person at the Genealogy Center is a great experience. But, the second-best experience is researching your family history from the comfort of your home with access to Genealogy Center’s FREE resources virtually!
Through the Genealogy Center’s website, you can access digitized materials, explore portals featuring resources on specific subjects and research guides, or ask a genealogy librarian a question. For further information and resources, be sure to sign up for the Genealogy Center’s monthly Genealogy Gem newsletter, explore their YouTube playlist featuring previously recorded programs, and watch their Facebook page for updates!
Speaking of virtual programming, the Genealogy Center is offering online programs twice a week.
Each month, the Genealogy Center staff will provide virtual sessions that cover topics like the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), researching with Digital Primary Sources, and evaluating Ancestry’s public member trees. Mark your calendars to learn how to take your family history research to the next level with this month’s virtual programs!
- June 2 at 6:30 PM
Working with Autosomal DNA Matches Part 2 with Sara Allen
- June 7 at 2:30 PM
Tips for Searching Newspapers.com with Melissa Tennant
- June 9 at 6:30 PM
Journey to the West of the West: Genealogical Treasures at the Sutro Library with Dvorah Lewis
- June 14 at 2:30 PM
Research with the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research with Irene B. Walters
- June 16 at 6:30 PM
Let's Talk: Juneteenth with Genealogy Center Staff and the Indiana Historical Society
- June 21 at 2:30 PM
Finding the Unknown Parents of Your Ancestor with Sara Allen
- June 23 at 6:30 PM
Who are All These People? - How you CAN figure out identities of people in your photos with Tina LaFreniere
- June 28 at 2:30 PM
Using Tax Records in Genealogical Research with John Beatty
- June 30 at 6:30 PM
How to Maximize Your Search Using Fold3” with Elizabeth Hodges
Register for the virtual sessions in advance by following the links above or navigating to the event listings at GenealogyCenter.org.
And, if you visit the Genealogy Center in-person, you'll be treated to one of the best places in the country to research your family history! With the skills and information you learn in the virtual sessions, you'll have even more tools to help you in discovering your family history.