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 Facts Using Record Hints & the "SourceLinker"
There are 3 goals to this module. Finding facts, such as birth, marriage, death information, or the names of family members (by census records), and so on has become so much easier over time. As indexers put more records online, computers are searching in the background for that information and associating it with your ancestors. There are called "record hints". Many different companies have similar to hints to help you in your research. These hints when found to be correct for your ancestor are then attached to the ancestor's record. Family Tree uses a linking app call the "SourceLinker" to help you to attach these records.