Learn How to Research Family History at The Seattle Public Library: Workshops Begin July 19
release date: 06/20/2019
The Seattle Public Library will offer genealogy workshops in July and August at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636.
Genealogy: Getting Started – 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 19 and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10. Genealogy librarian Mahina Oshie will give an introduction to family history research and an overview of Seattle-area research resources. You'll receive sample genealogy charts and bibliographies to help you get started with your own research.
Genealogy: Databases – Ancestry Library Edition & FamilySearch – 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3. Genealogy librarian John LaMont will demonstrate how to use the electronic databases and internet resources found on the Library's website to search for ancestors. This workshop will focus on how to use Ancestry Library Edition and FamilySearch.
Genealogy: Introduction to DNA – 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17. Genealogy librarian John LaMont will talk about DNA testing for genealogy. You'll learn about the different types of tests, major DNA testing companies, and tools and techniques for analyzing the results.
Irish Genealogy – 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 24. Genealogy librarian Mahina Oshie will present an introduction to Irish genealogy research and an overview of research resources. You'll learn about research techniques, archives and genealogical sources for Irish family research.
Library events are free and open to the public. Online registration is required for all workshops. To register, visit the event's calendar listing. Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates.
The Library gives everyone the opportunity to learn and excel through our educational resources, classes and staff assistance. Family researchers can get genealogy support online, and in-person help is available at workshops and one-on-one appointments.