This April, our Reference Librarian Rhoda will be back with her two-part “Searching For Your Ancestors” program.

Part One, “Using Ancestry to Find Your Family,” will take place Monday, April 16, at 6 PM. The Rutherford Library provides free access to Ancestry’s database in the library. Rhoda will show you how easy and fun it will be to start researching your family.

Part Two, “Genealogy: Other Resources,” or “Ok, I’ve looked at Ancestry. What else is out there?,” will be held Monday, April 23, at 6 PM. In the second part, Rhoda takes you beyond Ancestry and into other resources that are available, such as free databases, genealogy libraries, etc. Find out other places you can do some family digging!

Registration is recommended, and all are welcome to sign up for one or both nights. To register, stop by the library or call us at 201-939-8600.

And a related program is coming in May! Join us for “It’s Elementary My Dear Watson: Solving Mysteries with Genetic Genealogy” on Tuesday, May 1, at 7 PM. Anthony May, a molecular biology and genetics researcher for Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, will be discussing direct-to-consumer DNA testing. His presentation will guide you to choose the right DNA test and how to understand your results in the context of your family tree. Registration is required for this program. To register, stop by the library or call 201-939-8600.

Genealogy Programming Coming This April