treeGenealogy 101
January 20 – March 24, 2018

Tracing one’s ancestors is a rewarding opportunity to discover and preserve a family history for generations to come. The Local History Department’s Genealogy 101 series focuses on the best methods of searching a variety of resources that may reveal very interesting or little-known information about a family. These methods apply to genealogical research across the United States.


This series of classes is offered on consecutive Saturdays, January 20- March 24, 2018 from 9:10  – 10:45 a.m. in the Central Library auditorium. Bonus programs are scheduled from 10:45 a.m. – Noon.


Pre-registration appreciated.  Call 920-448-5815.


January 20 Introduction to Genealogy 101: A Primer
January 27

Searching Vital Records: The Clues They Hold

Learn how to find valuable information in death, marriage and birth records.

BONUS!  Documentation – how to label and document what has been found.


February 3

Searching Census Records: More Than a Head Count|

Learn how to find detailed information about residents and their relationship to the head of the household.

BONUS!  Organization – the key to efficient and effective research.  Learn how not to repeat work.


February 10

Searching Newspapers: Fit to Print?  It might be there.

Discover how newspapers can hold some of the most complete and interesting narratives beneficial to genealogical research.

BONUS! Computer Basics with Carrie Drephal




February 17

Searching Land Records: How Do  I Find the Farm?

Learn how this often overlooked source can be an integral part of research.

BONUS! Belgian/Alsace Research with Evelyn Reignier





February 24

Searching Naturalization Records: But They Always Voted!

These records can be the window to the native land and are worth searching.

BONUS!  Dutch Research with Carrie Drephal


March 3

Searching Court Records: Yes, They Went to Court!

Court records are often overlooked as a resource for genealogy but they can be very useful to the researcher.

BONUS!  German Research with Carrie Drephal and Dave Miller

              March 10

Computer Databases: What is new, what is free, and more.

BONUS!  Chicago Research with Dave Miller


March 17

More Computer Databases: Learn about more new & free resources  and what’s available at the library.
Due to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Green Bay, this week’s bonus program has been moved to March 24.


March 24  

Computer Programs: What’s out there – the new and the old.
BONUS!  Irish Research with Dave Miller (please note this bonus program was originally scheduled  for March 17).