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Genealogy: Classes Offered

Genealogy resources.


Q: I can't find my email! Why am I not getting emails from EBRPL?
A: If your email ends in ( or any other overly-sort-happy provider, our emails may have ended up in your spam folder. If you signed up for a virtual class and did not receive your email, please check there first. If it still doesn't arrive, please call us so we can resend it to you!

Q: Where can I find next month's classes?
A: We try to get them all up 4-5 weeks in advance here on the Classes Offered tab. In addition, they can always be found by browsing the EVENTS CALENDARPro tip: Search for "Genealogy" in the Keyword box to try filtering down to only the Genealogy classes! Our classes are always listed in the Source each month, too, but due to space constraints, classes in the first week of the month are often full before the Source can even hit the shelves! That's why we suggest you keep an eye on this page.

Q: What happens if my class is postponed/canceled?
A: We will call and/or email each person as soon as we know about cancellations. In the event of inclement weather, technology malfunctions, or other unforeseeable circumstance, we try to give all of our participants as much notice as possible. If the class must be postponed, rest assured that your sign-up is safe until you let us know whether or not you can make the new date/time.

Q: What does "Join the Waitlist" mean?
A: We wish we could have room for every person who wants to attend our classes to do so, but sadly, we only have so many seats. So we've opened up a waitlist for the seats so that more people are able to join us. If a participant calls to cancel and you are next on the waitlist, you will automatically receive an email that you have been "bumped up" to the in-person or the virtual class list.

Q: What if I need to cancel my class seat?
A: Cancelling is as easy as calling (225) 231-3751 or emailing to let us know. We will remove you from the class list and automatically offer that seat to someone on the waitlist. They appreciate your call!

DNA and Your Family History

DNA and Your Family History, Part 2

Saturday, March 2, 2024

3:00 - 4:00pm

Registration is Required!!

Registration Opens February 19, 2024

If you would like to attend IN PERSON, register HERE

If you would like to attend VIRTUALLY, register HERE

DNA tests can tell you far more in genealogical information than your ethnic heritage and the names of your distant cousins. In this intermediate course, we will explore some of the more technical aspects of DNA tests and the results that will allow you to make discoveries, confirm established research and expand our family tree. Join us as we look for the nitty-gritty of genetic testing. 





Intro to FamilySearch

Introduction to FamilySearch

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

3:00 to 4:00 pm

Registration is required

Registration begins Friday, March 1, 2024

If you would like to attend IN PERSON, register HERE

If you would like to attend VIRTUALLY, register HERE

FamilySearch is a free genealogy website brought to you by FamilySearch International, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In this class, you will learn how to use FamilySearch to search or browse U.S. and international records, view user submitted genealogies, read free genealogy eBooks, use FamilySearch’s wiki pages, and add and attach records to your family tree.


All classes are held in the 2nd floor technology lab at the Main Library at Goodwood. Social distancing, sanitation, and safety guidelines will be followed for all classes. Masks are no longer mandatory, but you are welcome and invited to wear one if you so desire.

Participants in Genealogy classes often find it helpful to have an outline or notes to follow in class or to use afterward. Please print our Annotated Class Guides on the right column of the CLASSES ON DEMAND tab as needed and check for updates or changes. 

Virtual participants will receive information, a "class key" (an individual hyperlink and/or password), any necessary paperwork or class guides, and instructions via email the night before class begins. If you are REGISTERED FOR A VIRTUAL CLASS AND DO NOT RECEIVE THIS EMAIL BEFORE CLASS, please call (225) 231-3751 or email for help!