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Dead Relatives

Dead Relatives

Location: Study Room 2

Come join us to do research. This is an informal study/research group that meets at the library. The library supplies computers (but you can bring your own laptop) and a staff member, along with access to the subscription databases. Doing research in a group lets us share our brick walls and the thrill of breaking down our brick walls. Come join in with the camaraderie of doing family history together.

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Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world! Subscription from ProQuest. Lansing Public Library Card required for access. In-library use only.
Fold3 Historical Military Records
Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served. Subscription from ProQuest. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.

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Family History Class 4: Family Search and other free sites (Registration required.)

Family History Class 4: Family Search and other free sites (Registration required.)

Location: Study Room 2

October is Family History Month!

If you have seen the TV shows such as “Who Do You Think You Are?,” “Genealogy Roadshow” or “Finding Your Roots,” you may have wondered about your family history. The library will be offering a 4-part course in starting your family research. Come to all 4 classes, or just the ones of interest to you. We will emphasize the online resources available at the library and other materials and websites available for free. The classes are lecture/demonstration format. The classes are very informal with questions encouraged. Everyone has a story, come and learn how to find your story!

Family History Class 4: Family Search and other free sites

Beyond the library subscriptions there are a number of free sites on the internet. We will look at searching and using FamilySearch.org, one of the largest free resources available for family research.

Registration required. Limit 5

If you do not have an email address, click on the tutorials button on the right and view the Gmail tutorial to learn how to get your own free email address.

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Research Your Family Tree With Our Genealogy Resources!

Family Tree Maker 2009 Family Tree Maker
Available in the library on the public computers. (Upper 1-14)
In library use only.
Bring a flash drive to save your family tree.

 

 

Chicago Area Websites

Illinois Websites

National Websites

Government Records: Genealogy and Vital Records

 
 
 
    
 
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