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Western NY Public Libraries offer free genealogy programs

Several public libraries in Western New York will present genealogy classes in May.

There will be a genealogy workshop hybrid program at the Walworth-Seely Public Library every Wednesday in May at 2 p.m. From 2:00 – 3:00 pm, individual assistance in researching is available.  This includes getting started with your family tree, finding out what resources are available and/or scanning and uploading images. At 3:00 pm, a video or two related to genealogy research will be shown.

To join via Zoom, go to:

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library will present “Personal Archiving” on Wednesday, May 24 at 2 p.m. Do you have unsorted boxes of family photographs, letters, VHS tapes, and other things that you’re pretty sure are important but you don’t quite know what to do with them? This virtual program will cover how to organize these items, the best way to preserve them, and how you might even start digitizing them and building a personal or family archive.

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The Geneva Public Library will present a genealogy research roundtable on Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m. Get together with others who are interested in family history research. Other attendees and a library staff member can help you with your research. Just starting out? Attendees will be glad to show you tools you need to being your journey.

If you have questions, please contact Jessica Winum, Reference and Technology Librarian, at or 315-789-5303 ext. 102.

The Palmyra Community Library will present Genealogy and Ancestry Help, in person, on every Tuesday in May from 6- 7 p.m.

You need to register for this program. To register, go to: and select the date you want.

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