Find Your History

The Main Library of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System is hosting genealogy classes this fall for people at all stages of research.

On October 14th, the library will host “Preserving Your Family Stories: Recording Oral Histories” at 6:30 PM. Held at Jim’s Place in New Philadelphia the program will detail the value of adding oral histories to your genealogy research, as well as tips and tricks for successful recording and preservation.

Those who have hit a brick wall in their research can join Nancy Schaar on October 28th at 6:30 PM at Jim’s Place for “Genealogy Research: I’m Stuck! Now What?” Schaar will discuss what steps to take to complete your family tree. Jim’s Place is located at 228 W. High Ave in New Philadelphia.

Whether you are doing in-depth research or just starting out the library has a class for you. On Monday, December 9th, the library will offer a class for beginner researchers. It will be held at the Main Library at 121 Fair Ave NW in New Philadelphia.

“Beginning Genealogy Websites” will start at 6:00 PM. It will introduce the best genealogy website for researching family history and provide a look at the resources the library has to offer. It will also teach the basics of this extremely helpful library resource, Ancestry for Libraries.

“This beginner class is great for anyone who thinks they may be interested in researching their family history,” said Public Service Associate Gina Merrill. “The class highlight the resources available at your County Library to research your family tree at no cost.”

Those looking for further assistance can “Book-a-Genealogist” at the Main Library. A genealogy specialist will assist you with your research in a 90-minute session on select Thursdays this fall.

All of these classes are free of charge and open to the public, but registration is required. Please visit our online event calendar or call 330-364-4474 for more information.

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