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Upcoming Events

  1. Family Tree DNA Family Finder Training

    January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Sleep Program

    January 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Overdrive 101: Accessing the Library’s e-book and audiobook collection.

    February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Introduction to the Computer class

    February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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600 S. Johnstone

Bartlesville, OK 74003



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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 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.


This Grand Finale party is for all summer reading participants who read every week during the program (or very close to it.) The Grand Prize winner will be announced at this event. You could win a family pass to one upcoming “Broadway in Bartlesville” production, graciously donated by the Bartlesville Community Center! The concession stand will be open for you to puchase snacks and drinks, and all kids will receive one free snowcone!

Tuesday, July 25th at 2:00pm!

Tri-County Technology Center’s robotics team, Team 2165 (pictured below), regularly competes in international FIRST Robotics competitions! This event will be hosted by team members, along with mentor George Halkiades.

Barbara J. Shoff, local author and genetic genealogist, will teach a class called “DNA and Genealogy.” The class will be repeated twice on Thursday, July 27, to better accommodate people’s schedules. The classes will take place in Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room. The first session will be from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The second class will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Shoff will explain the basics of DNA testing as it applies to genealogical research. She will compare and contrast the DNA testing companies, such as AncestryDNA, 23andMe and Family Tree Finder. She will discuss the DNA testing process, what data one can expect to receive, and a brief overview of how that raw data can best be applied in researching the family tree, with a particular focus on GEDmatch.  Shoff will also address the role of social media sites, such as WikiTree and Rootsweb World Connect, as genealogical aids.

Shoff finds applying DNA results in genealogy especially helpful for answering questions about adoption and helping verify ancestors when the paper trail is scant or provides conflicting information.

The class is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but is appreciated. To register or for more information, please contact the Local and Family History Department at Bartlesville Public Library at 918-338-4167.

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