To highlight the extensive Internet genealogy resources accessible through The Public Library, the Local History and Genealogy Department is holding a series of free workshops in celebration of the fact that eagerly awaited 1940 U.S. census records have been released. 

Because many of the 1940 records have not yet been indexed, Mary Helms, head of the department, will guide participants through step-by-step search methods.
Subscriptions to leading genealogical databases have been purchased by The Public Library for use by library patrons.  These include Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, Fold3, World Vital Records, American Ancestors by the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Tennessee Sanborn Maps.  The use of these and other Internet resources will be covered in these workshops.
Workshops will be held at the following locations:
—Downtown library, Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.
—Eastgate branch, Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m.
Northgate branch, Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.
Preregistration is required.  To reserve your place, please call the branch where you will attend or email  If you would like to receive the workshop handouts electronically, please provide a preferred email address.