Genealogy Series

family tree Interest in family history research spiked during COVID-19. We held this series of workshops to expand the skills and enhance the discoveries of genealogists both new and seasoned. Find the recordings here!

Organizing Your Research

March 10, 2021

Genealogy research generates names, dates, relationships, and many other types of data. What are the best ways to organize all that information? In this workshop, Jessie Klein and Jay Sage from the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Boston presented strategies for keeping track of your research, both on paper and on a computer.
A recording of the workshop is available on YouTube.

Navigating Online Resources

April 14, 2021

Genealogy enthusiasts have a wealth of online resources to choose from when conducting research. Which sites are most helpful, and how can you make the most of them? In this workshop, genealogy expert Seema Kenney demonstrated and discussed search techniques that make finding any type of information on the Internet easier. Both subscription and free sites were included. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
A recording of the workshop is available on YouTube.

Personal Digital Archiving

May 12, 2021

Learn the basics of archiving your personal digital photographs, audiovisual material, social media, emails, and more! Participants in this workshop got an overview of why digital preservation is important for your personal digital materials, and gained confidence on how to safely archive them, from veteran archivist Jessica Steytler, Public Library of Brookline Special Collections.
A recording of the workshop is available on YouTube.