Family History

All Willard Library programs are free with a valid Willard Library card

Beginner's Genealogy Class

Are you curious about your family tree?  Do you need help finding your ancestors? Learn about Willard Library’s extensive genealogy resources from Local History Librarian George Livingston. Please register online or call (269) 968-8166 ext. 513.

Tuesday, December 9
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Helen Warner Branch


Searching Battle Creek Newspapers

Become an expert at searching the digital newspaper collection. Reference Librarian Matt Willis will lead a hands-on tutorial on how to use Willard Library’s new digital search tool for all Battle Creek newspapers including the Enquirer, Moon Journal, and Shopper. You will learn how to find articles and obits all the way back to 1846. You’ll also gain the skills to digitally clip the information you need into a saved file or send as an email. Register online here.

Thursday, February 5
6:00 p.m.
Willard Library Meeting Room