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Library Genealogy Resources Available From Home

Carlsbad City Library is branching out and offering virtual genealogy classes, in partnership with the North San Diego County Genealogical Society, as well as remote research assistance and expanded at-home databases. Learn more about these free services at www.carlsbadlibrary.org or by emailing genealogy@carlsbadca.gov

Virtual Genealogy Programs

Genealogy programs are presented through a partnership between Carlsbad City Library and the North San Diego County Genealogical Society (NSDCGS). Webinars will open 30 minutes before the start time to allow attendees to join and begin on time. You may pre-register any time before the meeting by visiting the event links below. Please be advised there is a 250-participant limit for the live events. Limited technical support will be available during the webinars; however, if you have any questions before or trouble connecting on the day of thge event, please email sarah.dana@carlsbadca.gov.

Intermediate Genealogy Class Webinar
Archival Preservation & Storage
Tuesday, June 9
10-11:30 a.m.

What should you do with all those genealogy papers and heirlooms you have acquired over the years? Carol Baird will provide tips for prolonging the life of records, books, and objects in her presentation, “Archival Preservation & Storage.” Register here

DNA Interest Group Webinar
The DNA Doe Project
Saturday, June 20
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Colleen Fitzpatrick, widely recognized as the founder of forensic genealogy, presents "The DNA Doe project – Identifying John and Jane Does using genetic genealogy.” Register here

Genealogy Program Webinar
Google Books
Tuesday, June 23
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Learn how to climb your family tree with Google Books! Lisa Louise Cooke, author of The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, will share her secrets for using the largest online collection of digitized books to unlock a goldmine of historical and genealogical information. Register here

DNA Foundations Webinar
Wednesday, June 24
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Learn how DNA is used in genealogy research, DNA testing options and how to interpret results. The class covers genetic genealogy basics and provides helpful information based on new developments in the field. Register here 

At-home Genealogy Databases

Interested in learning more about your family's history? Use your Carlsbad City Library card to access six genealogy databases from home for free:

  • America’s GenealogyBank
  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • Archives Unbound
  • Fold3
  • Heritage Quest
  • Newspapers.com

Visit www.carlsbadca.gov/eresources and select “Genealogy” to get started.

Remote Research Assistance
Need help with your genealogy research?The library’s popular program, Ask a Genealogist!, now provides remote research assistance to patrons via email. Send your inquiries to genealogy@carlsbadca.gov, and you’ll hear back within one to two business days.




May 17, 2020