Have you been thinking about exploring your family history but aren’t sure where to start? Our classes may help. We have several coming up at CADL Downtown Lansing. All classes are just the right price, free! A library card isn’t required to attend. Call 517-367-6305 to register.
- Sharing Your Family’s Genealogy Online
Saturday, Aug. 11 • 10:00 AM at CADL Downtown Lansing
Learn how to share your family genealogy with other family members or researchers by creating a blog in WordPress.
- Genealogy Basics
Saturday, Sept. 8 • 10:00 AM at CADL Downtown Lansing
Get tips on how to find information on your ancestors using the databases Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest. Experience with a mouse and Internet required. Please note this class is targeted for beginners, NOT experienced genealogy researchers.
- Super Saturday: Genealogy for Kids
Saturday, Oct. 6 • 2:00 PM at CADL Downtown Lansing
A class for children and parents on how to discover your family history.
- Michigan Roots: Genealogy Research in the Wolverine State
Saturday, Oct. 20 • 10:00 AM at CADL Downtown Lansing
CADL is pleased to have Kris Rzepczynski from the Library of Michigan present this program. Drawn by high-paying manufacturing jobs and inexpensive land, thousands of people migrated to Michigan during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This session, aimed at researchers whose ancestral trails extend to and from Michigan, will explore these migration patterns and provide an overview of the rich and abundant genealogical resources available in print and online.
Visit CADL’s genealogy page to access many of the resources discussed in the classes. You may find treasures like this — my colleague Jessica and I both had sergeants in the family. On the left is Jessica’s grandfather and on the right is my great uncle.
- Anne R., Reference Librarian at CADL Downtown Lansing