Discover Your Past: Genealogy Today

Our expert genealogy librarians are taking their research skills on the road this summer to teach you how to jump-start tracing your family’s roots. Whether you are a complete novice at this family tree thing, or you’ve been at it a while and are stuck, we can help. Join us for a 90-minute training session at your nearest branch.

You’ll learn about our print resources (we have over 7,000 books in our Virginiana Room) and online resources. We’ll show you how to use the library’s subscription to our Ancestry database, what the best free, online resources are—including Heritage Quest and Fold3, available from the Library of Virginia. You will also learn how to find print and microfilm records that we own or that you can borrow from other libraries throughout the United States.

Here’s the schedule for our traveling genealogy librarians:

Salem Church Branch, Tuesday, June 6, 2:00-3:30

Porter Branch, Thursday, June 8, 3:00-4:30

Snow Branch, Tuesday, June 13, 2:00-3:30

England Run Branch, Thursday, June 22, 2:00–3:30

Newton Branch, Tuesday, June 27, 9:30-11:00

Montross Branch, Tuesday, June 27, 1:00-2:30

Cooper Branch, Tuesday, June 27, 3:30-5:00

Headquarters Library, Thursday, June 29, 2:00-3:30

Can’t make any of these group training dates?  No worries!  You can sign up for a Training on Demand, one-on-one consultation with a librarian. Contact your branch for more information!