Beginning Genealogy

March 9, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Carol Darrow

Now is a great time to start a genealogy journey. There are many online options for researching your family history. Edition is available for FREE onsite at any metro branch library. offers free access to records from your home computer. FindaGrave is always free to search for cemetery burials. Join Professional Genealogist Carol Cooke Darrow as she guides you to search techniques that will allow you to discover your roots.

Beginning Genealogy is an introductory genealogy class that will introduce you to U.S. census records and basic record groups such as birth and death records, marriage records. You will learn how to record information on pedigree charts and family group sheets. It’s a good class to get you off on the right foot of your family research.

“Listening to Carol’s presentations and her advice allowed me to successfully conduct the initial research of the family trees of both my father and mother. Her guidance and encouragement helped me write a book about my mother’s genealogy–much of which had been lost with the family’s emigration to the U.S.” — Sandra Gill, Thornton