Saturday, Sept 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Mapping Your Ancestors’ Religion The Exodus of the English Puritans led to the settlement of Massachusetts and the New England area. Church history and political affiliations can help you find your earliest ancestors in their community. While the types of records available vary, the baptismal or christening, confirmation, marriage, death registers, and membership records are often among the most valuable used in family history research.
No textbook is required; however, David Hackett Fischer’s Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America details our ancestral migrations to pioneer settlements in the New World.
This 5-month series will take you step-by-step through the arduous paper trail from gathering documents to locating your ancestors from Georgia to New England and beyond. This includes using Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, and free sites to access vital records, passenger lists, church records, and connect with your DNA cousins
Free and Open to the Public Meet at Post Falls Library 821 N Spokane St, Post Falls
Saturday, May 26th at 1:00 p.m. at Post Falls Library: Digging Family Roots: DNA, Genetic Identity and Genealogy Your DNA reveals a lot about you and your family history, especially when combined with traditional research. You’ll leave with the basics of genetic genealogy and how online resources can connect you to distant relations while proving your family tree.
Saturday, June 30th at 1:00 p.m. Post Falls Library. Scaling Mountains Across the USA: Online and Offline Resources The Southern Backcountry stemmed from the borderlands of Ireland, England, and Scotland. This session offers a gateway to research – Internet websites for databases, newspapers, and local histories essential in starting a journey into your family's past.
Saturday, July 28th at 1:00 p.m. Post Falls Library. Climbing YOUR Family Tree: One Branch at a Time Distressed Cavaliers and Indentured Servants left England for Virginia because of regional conflicts and border changes. This workshop will help you gather verified facts to locating your ancestors and their movements to the western territory using vital records, maps, and land records.
Saturday, Aug 25th at 1:00 p.m. Crossing Borders: Ancestors We Didn't Know We Had. Migration research helps you discover: your ancestor’s place of origin, a previous hometown, a place where they settled, or biographical details, and clues to other records. This session will cover the settlement of the Delaware during The Friends' Migration. Religious groups in early American communities kept military records and valuable church documents before government registrations.