Genealogy

Family History Detectives

Meetings are free and open to the public. Except for the Lock-In, registration is not required.

DNA for Adoptees

Thursday, Jan. 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Prescott Room
Librarian Barbara Mulvihill will speak on using Genetic Genealogy to help adoptees find their birth families.

“Victorian Mourning: A Complicated Business”

Saturday, Feb. 9 | 1 p.m. | Prescott Room
Jill Frese and Joel Meyers, from Manhattan, will speak on 19th-century traditions surrounding death, funerals and burial, and share their implications for your family history.

Tombstones and Tombstones Rubbings

Thursday, March 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Prescott Room
Retired professional genealogist Mary Douglass will speak on caring for tombstones and doing tombstone rubbings.

Family History Detectives Lock-In

Saturday, April 13 | 6-10 p.m. | Information Services | Registration required
We will have experienced volunteers available to assist you with your research, snacks will be provided and a drawing for door prizes will be held. Park on the west side of the building and plan to remain until 10 p.m. barring an emergency. Join us for this fun annual event!

Brag Session

Thursday, May 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Prescott Room
Come prepared to share your best genealogy finds with the group!

For more information, please contact Barbara Mulvihill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 825-4624, ext. 234, or visit the library at 301 W. Elm.

The Genealogist is In!

All sessions will be in the Campbell Room, Salina Public Library.

Meet one-on-one with an experienced genealogy volunteer who will help you with your family history research. The Genealogist is In! is in session August through November. Sign up online or call the Information Desk at (785) 825-4624 to make a reservation.

First Monday of each month, 4-5 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.

If possible, bring a completed family tree form. Forms are available at the library or from many sites on the Internet, for an example click here. Alternatively, you may access your online family tree on our Internet computers.

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Genealogy Resources

Recent Purchases
"Directory of Genealogical Societies, Historical Societies, Libraries and Museums"
"The Clans, Septs & Regiments of the Scottish Highlands"
"Publish a Biography"
"Publish Your Family History"
"Roots for Kids"
"Kansas Name Lists-Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes 1854-2012"
"The Family Tree Polish, Czech & Slovak Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Eastern Europe"
"German Census Records 1816-1916: The When, Where, and How of a Valuable Genealogical Resource"
"In Search of Your Canadian Roots: Tracing Your Family Tree in Canada"
"Our Quaker Ancestors: Finding Them in Quaker Records"
"Genealogy at a Glance" - 22 quick reference guides available in the Campbell Room.
 
Genealogy Courses
"Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy" (Great Courses DVD set)
Genealogy 101 (Universal Class online course)