Monday, October 4, 2010

Family History Month

October is Family History Month. What better place than Santa Clara City Library to research your family history?

No, you don't have to pay for Ancestry, Heritage Quest Online, or New England Ancestors. Your library card gives you free access to all of these electronic resources. Sign in to Heritage Quest Online from the Library's website and you can begin searching. To search Ancestry Library edition or New England Ancestors you need to be in the library but it is still free!

Come in to the library and get information about searching these resources and other valuable free web sites that can help you discover more about your family. We also have books and can tell you how to find those vital records that will answer the next question in your research. Look at the Family History display at the top of the stairs on the second floor where books and videos are displayed this month.

Join Local History Librarian Mary Hanel for a tour of the Genealogy and Local History web pages on Thursday, October 21 from 10:15-11:15 in the Technology Center. Sign up by calling (408) 615-2900.

Come to the free two-part Beginner's Seminars taught by the Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society on Saturdays, November 6 and 13 in the Redwood Room on the first floor of the library. Register for these FREE classes by sending an email to, leaving a message at (408)615-2986 or signing up on a sheet found in the Heritage Pavilion on the second floor of the library.

posted by mb