Genealogy for Night Owls

Event Type: History - Culture - Genealogy
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 3/31/2017
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
 Join us for an after-hours genealogy event to research your family history! Meet, mingle and share with fellow researchers as you uncover details of your ancestry. You are invited to take a brief tour of the facility. Genealogy lectures and technology classes will be offered. Library staff and volunteers will be available for research assistance. Registration is required. If you do not have an Orange County Library System library card, please contact us by e-mailing or calling 407-835-7651 for more information about attending.


5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
20 Unique Websites for your Genealogy Research
Allison Ryall, Genealogy Specialist
New websites and features appear on the Internet almost daily. Come and explore these 20 unique websites that are indispensable for both beginning and experienced researchers. This presentation is guaranteed to help enhance your genealogical research.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
From Huguenot Immigrants to Buffalo Soldiers: A Little Something Genealogical for Everyone
Gregg Gronlund, Branch Manager
This overview of resources at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center focuses on the more general part of the collection, from call # 010 Bibliographies and Indexes to call # 973 U.S. History. Discover the rich resources available to help you discover your ancestors. Explore select material on genealogical subjects ranging from religious and ethnic groups, immigration, military records, family histories, heraldry, European resources, Native American, and more.

7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
"Extra! Extra! Read All About It:" Using Newspapers to Find Your Ancestors
Gregg Gronlund, Branch Manager
The United States offers newspapers from as early as 1690 to the present day, and can be a source of vital information about your ancestors. Newspapers also offer a fascinating look into your ancestors’ lives. Learn how to find and use newspapers to discover ancestors and to dig a bit deeper into their lives.

Technology Classes
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
HeritageQuest Online, Level 1
Interested in researching your family’s genealogy? Learn tips and tricks on how to find information by exploring the HeritageQuest online database offered free at the library.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Ancestry Library Edition, Level 1
Want to trace your family history? Learn tips and tricks on how to find information by exploring the Ancestry Library Edition database offered free at the library.

7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Genealogy Online Scavenger Hunt
Allison Ryall, Genealogy Specialist
Enjoy this fun interactive session where you will learn online research strategies that will help you to locate your ancestors in online sources. Basic computer skills and a working knowledge of Ancestry Library Edition required.

Library: West Oaks Branch
Location: West Oaks - Meeting Room 1
Registration Ends: 3/31/2017 at 2:00 PM
Status: Closed

We're sorry. The registration deadline was 3/31/2017 at 2:00 PM.