There are many surprises in store for those that get involved in genealogical research. In August, the Iowa City Public Library is hosting classes for those that are interested in starting research into their family tree.

Not sure how to start searching for your ancestors? Come join us for an Introduction to Genealogy on Friday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. A librarian will help you get started by talking about what questions to ask, how to keep track of your information, and places you might want to search.   

At 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, find out how to access ICPL’s genealogy resources at Using for Genealogy. Find out how both Ancestry and Heritage Quest, two leading, genealogical databases, can help you solve your family tree mysteries.

All classes for adults are held in the Library’s Computer Lab on the second floor. Classes are free, but space is limited to 10 people per program, so patrons should register early.

Visit to register online. You can also register by calling the Library at 319-356-5200.

Date of publication

Wednesday, July 29, 2015