Thursday, March 31, 2022

DNA Testing options

Here is a list of some companies that offer DNA tests for genealogy, from

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

1950 Census

 The release date for the 1950 Census is approaching. The Census Bureau presented a webinar on March 14th; the link to the Powerpoint is here.  Of special interest is the  1950 Census blog:

To be notified via email when the Census goes live on Ancestry: Come into any branch of the library, then go to in our databases and enter your email address.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

New Irish Records

 The Irish government has extended by 12 months its collection  of   births, deaths, and marriages at  

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Great Courses: Genealogy

If you are new to genealogy, you should consider viewing Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy,  a series of 15 half-hour lectures now available in the library's Great Courses Collection.

Just look for "digital content" on our homepage and point to it with your cursor. Select Hoopla from the dropdown menu. At some point you will be asked to enter your library card # and PIN.

Log in or create an account (just requires an email address and password).

Look for the search box that says Everything, click on the small arrow, and select BingePasses from the
menu. Enter Great Courses in the search box.

When you see the Great Courses logo, click on it.

Click on play.

Search for genealogy in the search box provided.

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