Discover Your Roots

This fall, follow your roots to uncover stories from your family history. CRRL is hosting classes for beginning and experienced family researchers at several of its branches:

How to Trace Your Family Tree
Newton Branch, Monday, October 1, 5:30 to 6:30. Presented by expert genealogist Laura Hazel. Sign up required.

Preserving Your Memories: Personal Archiving
Fredericksburg Branch, Wednesday, October 3, 6:00-7:30, or Porter Branch, Monday, October 8, 3:00-4:30.

Overcoming Ancestry Hurdles
Newton Branch, Monday, October 8, 5:00-7:00. Presented by expert genealogist Laura Hazel. Sign up required.

Discover Your Roots
Cooper Branch, Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24, 2:00-3:00. One-on-one help learning to trace your family tree. Sign up required.

Discover Your Family History
Fredericksburg Branch, Saturday, October 13, 12:00-5:00. Presented by the Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society.

Getting Started in Genealogy
Salem Church Branch, Thursday, October 18, 7:00-8:30, or Howell Branch, Tuesday, October 23, 3:00-4:30.

Intro to Genetic Testing Services
Snow Branch, Saturday, October 27, 10:00-11:00. Learn more about 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and others.


More to Explore:

Stop by the Virginiana Room at Fredericksburg Branch, where you can explore local history and genealogy through books, maps, microfilm of local newspapers, files, and exhibits.

Discover your roots with in-library access to billions of records through Ancestry Library. This database has census records, directories, court & other legal documents, vital records, family histories, immigration records, military records, and photos.

For additional pointers and suggestions for genealogy research, check our genealogy page online.

Also of Interest: The Museum of Valor is hosting an exhibit, "The Bloody Final Push," at Fredericksburg Branch; Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 9-11. The exhibit will feature World War I uniforms previously unseen in their exhibits.