The Merrian Webster Dictionary defines it as:
1) an account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or from older forms
2) regular descent of a person, family, or group of organisms from a progenitor
3) the study of family ancestral lines
4) an account of the origin and historical development of something
This research guide will help to meet the following objectives:
TMCC Research Guides will assist you with your research and documenting and writing your family history:
TMCC Library Family History Research Room
To be the leading local resource for family history, genealogy and their associated disciplines.
Promote recognition of the worth of family history research by:
Create and encourage collaboration with:
to further the needs of those we serve.
The TMCC Library was proud to host the grand opening of our dedicated Genealogy Research Room on Oct. 8, 2021. Now open for your research needs Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm.
While our campus has re-opened, due to Covid-19 our Open Genealogy Lab will continue to meet online via Zoom . If you would like to attend the Open Genealogy Lab by logging in from home, please contact Suzanne Malek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab
Come in and learn new research techniques, hear guest speakers, collaborate and have fun while building your family tree.
Looking for a guest speaker?
Click here to see a list of the TMCC Experts List
Past TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab guest speaker presentations are now available on the TMCC YouTube Channel! Click here to visit our YouTube Playlist.
Below are links to newspaper, magazine and website articles about the TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab and Family History Research Room:
List of Upcoming Guest Speakers at the TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab:
Friday, Apr 8 - Julie Huffman, Genealogy Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library. Basics of Heraldry
Friday, Apr 15 - Mathew Jevotovsky - Photomyne
Friday, Apr 22 - Melissa Barker - Breathing New Life into Your Boring Ancestors
Friday, Apr 29 - Debra Dudek - Mining Genealogical Gems in Illinois & Michigan Canal Records
Friday, May 6 - Jackie Graziano - Placing people in Westchester County, NY
Friday, May 13 - Amanda Skellenger - Danish Genealogy
Friday, May 20 - Martha Grenzeback - Omaha Public Library/W. Dale Clark Main Library - History of Your House
Friday, May 27 - Holly Watson - County Historian, Livingston County, NY
Friday, June 3 - No class - Summer Break
Friday, June 10 - No class - Summer Break
Friday, June 17 - Marleen Van Horne - YDNA
Friday, June 24 - Michelle Henry, Historian for Chautauqua County, NY
Friday, July 1 - Stan Cianfarano, Historian, Warren County, NY
Friday, July 8 - TBA
Friday, July 15 - Jerry Grant - Shaker Museum
Friday, July 22 - TBA
Friday, July 29 - TBA
Aug 5 - TBA
Aug 12 - TBA
Aug 19 - TBA
Aug 26 - James Lewis, North Jersey History and Genealogy Center, Morristown and Morris Township Library (tentative)