We have a variety of scanners for digitizing photographs, slides, and negatives here at our library. In addition, we can help you digitize VHS tapes, cassette recordings and old reel to reel tapes.
Explore your areas of interest by clicking on the links in the right column.
One of the most satisfying aspects of Family History work is finding new family members through research efforts. Researching has become significantly easier with the help of multiple search services, "Record Hints", and such. So many different types of records are on-line now, such as Census Records, Military Draft Records, City Directories, Probates & Wills, birth, marriage, and death certificates, obituaries, and more.
This site will help you with information about the variety of resources available to you. Feel free to explore them. New information is added often, so please check back periodically.
We have quite a few fun family games that will introduce and teach your family about their ancestors. Try some of them out!
Explore our family history video collection. We will continue to add to this over time.
Did you know that our library is NOT just a place for genealogical research? In addition to classes on a variety of family history topics, we also have equipment to help with preserving photographs, audio tapes, & VHS movies.
Adding / Editing Information & Finding / Merging Duplicates
There are 3 goals to this module. Family Tree is an ever evolving data tree. New sources of information are found that give a more specific date to a birth, marriage, or death event. The spelling of a name might change based upon a more completed document, or you may not initially know the complete name. You enter what you know, backup up by sources. Changing information based on new facts is a constant endeavor as we improve the accuracy of what is displayed for our ancestors. Knowing how to add, edit, or even delete information is therefore an important skill to have.
Over multiple decades of collecting Family Group Sheets, and names entered through the extraction program, and from other sources, it is not uncommon that an ancestor may have duplicated records in Family Tree. This does create complications, as one individual record may contain birth information, and another record may contain a death date. One of the goals of Family Tree is to have ONE record for ONE individual!