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Genealogy: Classes Offered

Genealogy resources.

FAQs

Q: I can't find my email! Why am I not getting emails from EBRPL?
A: If your email ends in cox.com (example123@cox.com) 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 khurst@ebrpl.com 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!

HeritageQuest and Other Online Resources for Genealogy Research

 

HeritageQuest and Other Online Resources for Genealogy Research

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

2nd Floor Lab Tech

Registration is required. This class will be offered both in person and online. Class size is extremely limited.

 

If you would like to attend IN PERSON, register HERE

If you would like to attend VIRTUALLY, register HERE
 

In this class, we will explore HeritageQuest, a library database that has several key genealogy collections, including census records, military records, city directories and  Freedman's Bank records.   Additionally, we will explore other online resources that can aid you in your genealogy research.

Fold 3 Military Records

Fold 3 Military Records

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

2nd Floor Tech Lab

Registration is required. We cannot guarantee a seat if you are not pre-registered. This class will be offered both in person and virtually.

If you would like to attend IN PERSON, register HERE

If you would like to attend VIRTUALLY, register HERE
note: registration for the virtual class will close Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

Fold3 is a genealogy database that specializes in military records. In this class, you will learn how to track your ancestors and find proof of their military service by searching service records, draft cards, pension lists, casualty lists, and other sources. You’ll also learn about Fold3’s tools for keeping track of your finds, like Annotations and Bookmarks, in addition to other features of the website.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS:

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 genealogy@ebrpl.com for help!