The first of a series of beginning genealogy classes will be held at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 1:30p.m to 3:30p.m. This class will cover the basics of getting started, including an overview of what information to look for, and forms & organization. Participants should bring a pencil with eraser and a list of known ancestors, including names, and dates & places of birth, marriage and death, if known. The classes will be limited to ten (10) participants. Participants may attend any or all of the classes. Contact a staff member in the Indiana History Room at 949-3527 to make a reservation. Classes are now full, but we can add you to a waiting list.
Future classes will include:
May 22 Using birth, marriage and death records
May 29 Census records
June 5 The farther back you go the less there is – What Now?
June 12 Genealogy and the Internet
June 19 Tips & tricks for using Ancestry Library edition
Make your house famous during the Bicentennial!
Register the history of your New Albany home (built in 1963 or earlier) with the Indiana History Room! (Or, register a house you formerly lived in or that is special to you for another reason.)
Pick up a worksheet (in the Indiana History Room) for your completion. It asks for various types of information about the building. Much of the requested material is available by doing research in the Indiana History Room's records.
Bring your findings to the Indiana Room, and we'll copy them for our files and issue a framed certificate to demonstrate our apppreciation!