Celebrate Family History Month in July with the Genealogy Center

   Share your family’s heritage with future generations by researching your roots and creating a family tree. Join Tulsa City-County Library’s Genealogy Center in July for its annual Family History Month series featuring a variety of free workshops for new genealogy researchers as well as lifetime enthusiasts.

   All of the programs, except for two, will be held at the Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St., in Frossard Auditorium. A hearing loop is available.

   Located on the second floor of the Hardesty Regional Library, the Genealogy Center has one of the largest genealogical collections in Oklahoma. Plus, it is designated as an official FamilySearch Center, enabling it to borrow resources from the largest genealogy collection in the world – the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    The Family History Month series kicks off Saturday, July 1 with two workshops: “Beginning Genealogy” from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and “Start Your Research @ the Library” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn the steps to take to start searching their family histories at the first workshop and then receive an overview of the many useful resources available on the library’s website at the second one.

   On Saturday, July 8, the series continues with the following workshops: “Finding Family With Autosomal DNA,” 9:30-10:30 a.m.; “Explore the Rich Resources of the Gilcrease Museum: Art, Archives, Archaeology and Library Collections,” 10:45 a.m.-noon; “Genealogy University,” featuring the best genealogy education available on the web, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; and “DIY Digitize,” 2:45-4 p.m.

   Other program highlights include an all-day workshop on World War I resources and census records presented by certified genealogist Mark Lowe on Saturday, July 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a half-day workshop on marriage and divorce records presented by Lowe on Sunday, July 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Lowe’s presentations are sponsored by the Tulsa Library Trust.

   The series continues through July 27. Overall, 15 programs are scheduled to celebrate Family History Month.

   For a complete schedule of Family History Month programming or more information on the Genealogy Center, go to http://guides.tulsalibrary.org/genealogy/ or call 918-549-7691. 

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