Preserve Your Heritage
Research Helps
Family Activities
Library Resources

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.

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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.

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Family Fun Games

We have quite a few fun family games that will introduce and teach your family about their ancestors. Try some of them out!

Family History Video Collection

Explore our family history video collection. We will continue to add to this over time.

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Library Resources

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.

Descendancy Research

Most of us understand the concept of finding our Ancestors, or working back in time to develop a pedigree. There is another type of research that takes an ancestor, say a 2nd great grandfather, and begins to look forward in time at all the descendants flowing from this person. This is called "Descendancy Research".

The image to the right is a diagrammatic representation of all the descendants that came from just one 2nd great grandparent. It's amazing to see how quickly the number of descendants grows over a few generations. If we went back 4 generations and if each generation had 7 children, there would be about 400 descendants. Going back, one further generation, there would be almost 1,100 descendants. Going back 9 generations, there would be almost 17,000 descendants.

Helpful links to explore:
Easy Steps to Descendancy Research
Using Puzzilla.org to Help Visually Map Descendancy Lines
Descendancy Research Guidelines
Using BYU Virtual Pedigree
Using Puzzilla to Help With Descendancy Research
Finding Our Cousins Using FamilySearch Tools