Genealogy Programming

Below are the  current Genealogy Programs that the Huntsville Public Library offers:

Genealogy Tips and Tricks

When researching your family tree, there are several tips and tricks that can save you time and trouble. Come to the Huntsville Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 to find out more. Walker County Genealogical Society member Emmy Bushman will share some secrets that will help you with your research. Future meetings will be May 21 and June 18 in the Huntsville Public Library’s Dickenson Genealogy Room. Registration is required and register here. The sessions are sponsored by the Walker County Genealogical Society. More information about dates and times can be found at or contact Mary at 936-291-5471.

Free Lineage Society Workshop

The Huntsville Public Library will host its 28th annual Lineage Society Workshop on Thursday, June 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Staggs Community Room. Participants will receive assistance in preparation of lineage applications to any patriotic or lineage society. Attendees should bring any genealogical and family materials, i.e. birth, death, and marriage certificates, Bible records, land records, etc. If in doubt, bring it along.  Help will be available to assist in preparing your lineage papers, and worksheets and handouts will be furnished. The workshop is taught by Johnnie Jo Sowell Dickenson, Professional Genealogist, and is sponsored by the Mary Martin Elmore Scott Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Huntsville Public Library. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.  To attend the workshop and receive the handouts and worksheets, interested parties can register here. For any additional information, call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.

Family Search Workshop

The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts and newcomers alike to meet with experienced and qualified genealogical researchers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. One-hour sessions will be offered weekly on Thursdays. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than four researchers. The small group will allow each participant to receive individual attention. Sign-up is not required. This program is for adults 17 and older. For more information call Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator at (936)291-5471.

If your family tree is missing some branches, then sign up for “Exploring”, a workshop devoted to teaching the basics of this online family history resource. The workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the first Friday of each month.   Develop the skill sets needed for online genealogical research. Learn how to navigate the different learning centers and databases. Discover family tree members using tools such as vital, census, military, and immigration records. The site is free to library patrons when used on the library’s computers. Limit 4 per session. This program is for adults 17 and older. Register here or contact Mary Kokot, Adult Services Coordinator, at 936-291-5471.