Genealogy Class

Date: November 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
3338 Van Buren street
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Join the library and instructor Megan Heyl for this new 3 week session!

Saturday Mornings, 10 am to Noon. 
Cost is $15 total for all 3 sessions or drop in $7 ea.

October 7, 2017          November 4, 2017          December 2, 2017        

Register by calling the library at 616.669.1255.

Registration Form

Why study Geneaology?

Professor John Phillip Colletta, Ph.D.,Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University, states:

"Few experiences in life are as enriching and rewarding as researching your family history. To trace your ancestral roots is to take part in an exciting detective story; one that asks you to rebuild the past from oral tradition, written records, and artifacts, such as family photographs.

Genealogy, however, is about more than just digging up the past. It’s a journey of self-discovery that can teach you as much about yourself as about those who came before you. After all, your ancestors’ story is your story as well. But most important: It’s a way for you to uncover and write one of the most important stories you could ever tell—one that’s unique to your individual life; one that no one else can tell; and one that you can pass down to future generations."

  • Which online resources and databases should you use—or trust?
  • How do you make your way through the tangles of public records out there?
  • How do you bring separate facts and events together into a complete story you can share with future generations?