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Bartlesville Public Library

600 S. Johnstone

Bartlesville, OK 74003

918-338-4161

Hours:

M-Th: 9am-9pm

Fri-Sat: 9am-5:30pm

Sun (Sept-May): 1:30pm-5:30pm

Days Library is Closed

bpl@bartlesville.lib.ok.us

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Nadine Hawke

Overdrive is a free service offered by the Library that lets you borrow e-Books and audiobooks. Learn how to search on Overdrive, and how to check out and download e-books and audiobooks. You are welcome to bring your charged and registered tablet to the class. The class will be held in the Library’s Meeting Room C.

This free class will be on September 19 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Class size is limited, so please register with the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.

Join us Monday, September 11 from 6 pm to 7 pm as we discuss ways to protect your computer and your identity while on the Internet. We’ll discuss easy actions you can take to keep you safe and avoid phishing, viruses, spyware and other malware. We’ll also talk about privacy concerns with social media, shopping online, and how to spot a scam. This class is free and open to the public and will be held in the Library’s meeting room C. For more information, please call the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.

On Monday, September 11, at 6:30 pm, Rita Bibles will discuss the census records available online and how census records can help you with your family research.

At 7:15 pm Elizabeth Walker from the Tulsa City-County Library’s Genealogy Center will discuss how to find family information with Autosomal DNA. This DNA test is the most popular test and is the one you hear about in Ancestry commercials. The public is invited to this free program, which will take place in the Library’s upstairs meeting room.

Barbara J. Shoff, local author and genetic genealogist, will present a workshop called GEDmatch: Beyond the Basics (Part One). To better accommodate people’s schedules, the workshop will be repeated four times and will be held in the Library’s meeting room C (near the Reference desk).

Tuesday, September 5

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 6

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Shoff will be covering the exciting tools at the GEDmatch website which have been designed by genealogists for genealogists. This hands on training is to help you feel comfortable using various tools to reveal information about your origins (including Native American DNA), how to do automated GEDCOM comparisons, and how to compare your DNA matches from different testing companies.

These workshops are free and open to the public. Each workshop will be limited to 20 people, so registration is required. Please contact the Local and Family History Department at 918-338-4167 or email Sherry at ssmith@bartlesville.lib.ok.us  to schedule the class slot that works best for you.

If you have not taken your DNA test, you are still welcome to attend the class.

You will need to bring your fully charged laptop (a power cord is advised as a backup along with a flash drive). Also, you will need to bring your DNA testing company password and your kit number.

Prior to this workshop, you will need to sign up at GEDmatch on their website (signing up is free) and have your raw DNA data from your testing company uploaded to GEDmatch. This YouTube video called GEDmatch Basics shows you how to do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acGJmLlsWg4&t=394s

(Instructions for uploading DNA data from different testing companies will start at the seven minute mark.)

Need help with your family research? Experienced genealogists from the Bartlesville Genealogical Society can help! They will be available in the Local and Family History Room at Bartlesville Public Library on Saturday, August 19 from 9 to 4 to help guide you, whether you are just starting or have reached a brick wall. Please bring the family information you already have along with your questions. This service is free!

If you attended one of Barbara Shoff’s DNA and Genealogy Overview classes on July 27, you are invited to the next session in the series.

Barbara Shoff will be teaching a workshop called AncestryDNA Basics. The workshop will be repeated four times:


Thursday, August 17
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 24
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Each workshop will be limited to 20 people, so registration is required. Please call the Local and Family History Department at 918-338-4167 or email Sherry Smith at ssmith@bartlesville.lib.ok.us to schedule the class slot that works best for you.
You will need to bring your fully charged laptop (a power cord is advised as a backup along with a flash drive). Also, you will need to bring your DNA testing company password and your kit number as Barbara will demonstrate how to download your raw data from AncestryDNA and upload your data to GEDmatch.
You will also need to bring your relationship charts from the previous DNA and Genealogy Overview class.

Overdrive is a free service offered by the Library that lets you borrow e-Books and e-audiobooks. Learn how to search on Overdrive, and how to check out and download e-books and e-audiobooks. You are welcome to bring your charged and registered tablet to the class. The class will be held in the Library’s Meeting Room B.

This free class will be on August 15 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Class size is limited, so please register with the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.

 

Learn what the Library has to offer to help you with your job search in this free class. We’ll discuss the Library’s subscription to JobNow and the Library’s Career Center. We’ll also talk about social media and the most notable websites for different phases of your job search.

The class will take place August 14 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Meeting Room C at the Library. To register, please call the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30pm, Monday, August 14, in the Library’s upstairs meeting room. The public is invited. At 6:30 Rita Bibles will discuss the documents you may find around the house that can help you with your family research (e.g. family Bibles and birth announcements). At 7:15 Gil Greenwood, will explain the various websites and technical skills available to genealogists.