Library’s Family History Research Series Starts Sunday, April 28

Ever wondered who your ancestors are or how they got to this country? Have you ever wanted to record a family member’s immigrant story, but weren’t sure what questions to ask or how to go about it? Starting Sunday, the library is offering a four-part genealogy series intended to help those who want to learn how to research their family history and genealogy and tell their family’s story using both library resources and other tools. The four, 90-minute workshops will be held at the downtown Main Library starting Sunday, April 28. The sessions, taught by Librarian Diane Briggs and local genealogy expert Less Bakke, cover different parts of the family history research process including: searching library resources for census records and immigration records, collecting family stories and interviews, incorporating pictures and videos into family history stories, along with a session on how to convert audiotapes and VHS tapes into digital files. Take any or all of the sessions. Space is limited; pre-registration is required for these sessions. Register online at, or contact the Main Library Information Desk at 241-1492 for details. Topics in the series include:

  • Family History Resources @ your library: Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.
  • Online Genealogy Records: Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m.
  • Recording Your Family: Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m.
  • Make Mine Digital: Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a complete list of upcoming events, call 241-1472 or visit the library’s website,