Have you been feeling inspired by all of the genealogy TV shows on the air (Who Do You Think You Are?, Finding Your Roots, and Genealogy Roadshow), but don't know where to begin researching your own family history?
Start at the Denver Public Library!
DID YOU KNOW?
- DPL has its very own Western History/Genealogy department (Level 5, Central Library) with staff dedicated to helping you begin your research?
- DPL offers in-person genealogy classes as well as online guides and a beginner's tutorial?
- You can access Ancestry Library Edition for FREE from all DPL computers?
- Your DPL library card gets you FREE, at-home access to the database America's Obituaries & Death Notices and Heritage Quest, an online resource that provides access to U.S. census records, city directories, 1850 and 1860 slave schedules, U.S. Indian census rolls and more (think of it as a scaled-down version of Ancestry)?
- In addition to online resources, the Western History/Genealogy department houses thousands of books, periodicals, maps, photos, and archival documents that may be useful in your family history research? (Note: these items don't circulate so they'll always be ready for you to use when you come in!)
- The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Center provides resources focusing on the history of African Americans in Denver and the American West?