Would you like to know more about your ancestors? Are you curious about the lives of those who came before your grandparents and impacted their lives? Blount County Public Library Reference Librarians Melinda Rust and Brennan LeQuire, both with Masters degrees in Library Science, are offering a class to help you start your exploration on Ancestry.com on Thursday, March 17th, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Library’s computer lab.
Ancestry provides access to more than 16 billion historical records, which can seem overwhelming to the novice researcher. While Ancestry.com requires a paid subscription, free access to it is available within the library building. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required. Call 273-1428 or Blount County Public Library Reference Desk, 982-0981 ext.4, to register.
Those completely new to computing should sign up for the prerequisite course, Meet the Mouse, which will be taught on Wednesday, February 17, from 2-3:30 p.m. Register at the library’s Reference Desk or call the library at 273-1428 or 982-0981, ext.4.
Free and open to the public, the program is sponsored by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at (865)982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197.