2018 is the Year of the Family Tree and the Avalon Free Public Library has You Covered on All Fronts for Your Genealogy Needs!

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to learn more about your heritage or maybe finally do something with the information and family photos you have collected? Perhaps you’ve been curious about those DNA testing kits you’ve seen advertised but want more information. The Avalon Free Public Library has you covered! Scroll down for a list of a of genealogy handbooks on all topics for you to check out. We also offer access to Ancestry.com within the library and HeritageQuest from home (click here to check it out), which has much of the same information as Ancestry.com.

Join us for our upcoming genealogy classes at the library with genealogy instructor, Casey Zahn:

Jan. 24 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Beginning Your Family Research (click here for  details). Call 609-967-7155 to register.

Jan. 27 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Irish and Italian Genealogy Research. Call 609-967-7155 to register.

Check the calendar frequently for additional classes. We offer them year-round!

If you can’t attend in-person we have previously recorded classes online for you, just follow the links below:

Using Ancestry.com Effectively for Genealogy Research

Using DNA in Your Genealogy Research 

Genealogy books*

(*need one of these books mailed to your primary address? Avalon Property owners can take advantage of our library by mail program by clicking the link next to the title you are interested in, click the “Request It” button then select “Mail.” If you plan to pick the book up at the library, select “Pick Up.” If you would like us to try to get any of these titles as an ebook email library@avalonfreelibrary.org and let us know!)

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Genealogy click here to request

Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide click here to request

Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide click here to request

The Family Tree : Polish, Czech & Slovak Genealogy Guide click here to request

Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors click here to request

Organize Your Genealogy click here to request

Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy click here to request

How to Archive Family Photos click here to request


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