A Guide to Genealogical DNA Testing

Have you considered getting your DNA tested for genealogical purposes, but aren’t sure which company to choose? The Genealogy Branch can help you with that. Have you already received your test results, but don’t know how to understand them or use them in your research? We can help you with that, too!

This 90-minute class, facilitated by CCPL Genealogy’s Chelsea Clarke, will cover choosing a DNA test provider, the different types of DNA tests that are available, and understanding your results.

A Beginner's Guide to Ancestry

Ancestry Library Edition is home to over 16 billion historical records including birth, marriage, and death records, military records, immigration and naturalization records, and more! Learn how to navigate Ancestry Library Edition, search more effectively, and access and save records.

Chelsea Clarke, manager of the Crouch Genealogy Library, will teach you how to get started in Ancestry Library Edition. Space is limited, so please call 331-0049 to reserve your spot.

Friends of the Library Meeting

The Friends of the Library will meet in Harrisonville in the computer lab to discuss several topics. This meeting is open to anyone interested in helping support the library. If you are not a member, you may join for as little as $25.00. Pick up an application at your local branch, or join at the meeting.

Refreshments will be available.

Finding Your Ancestors in Irish Records

Roughly 10% of the American population (over 33 million individuals!) claims some degree of Irish ancestry. However, many Genealogists who want to trace their Irish roots often run into trouble when trying to research with Irish records. This class will cover finding clues in American records, the types of Irish records to use and where to find them, and Irish record databases.

Beginner’s Guide to Tracing Your Native American Ancestors

Nearly one million Americans claim some degree of Native American ancestry. However, many who wish to trace their Native American heritage only have a family story and not much hard evidence to work with, which can make genealogy research difficult. We want to help! This class will cover finding clues in basic records, the types of records to use and where to find them, and Native American record databases.