Sleuth like a pro! We can help you trace the branches of your family tree...or maybe even solve a local mystery.
At the Library, you have a wealth of historical records and resources at your fingertips. We'll show you where to start and give you some tips for your research.
Our 1-on-1 sessions are tailored to meet your needs. Common topics include:
- An introduction to our resources and how to use them
- How to research a specific ancestor or topic
- Assistance with Ancestry Library Edition
- Tips for obituary or newspaper research
- Help using online resources
These are just a few examples. If you need help with another aspect of historical research, let us know. We're here to help.
Book a session
To book a session, you can fill out the contact form below, or call any of our locations that offer this service:
*Please note: Central Library is not currently offering 1-on-1 support for Local & Family History.
A good place to start your research is with one of our 'how to' research guides. These books will introduce you to basic research practices and a variety of sources—they're packed with useful tips and tricks.
Here are some recent guides for researching your ancestry: