Programs

Forget Me Not

Monday, February 23, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 @ 6:00P M

Preserve the memories of your loved ones with EPOCH, a website where you can post free obituaries. Attend one of these sessions where Library staff will be on hand to provide assistance and answer questions. We will help you through the process of creating and posting a tribute on EPOCH (Electronically Preserving Obituaries as Cultural Heritage). Computers and scanning equipment will be available for use, so be sure to bring photos and any information you want to include in the tribute. Registration not required. For more information, call 407.835.7323 or visit epochlegacies.org.

Beginning Your Family History Online

Sunday, March 15, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

Learn how to best utilize the Internet for your family history research. Discover what is and what isn’t online. Become familiar with the leading genealogy websites as well as some lesser known gems. Discover how to search and locate websites that relate to your family history research.

Branching Out To Find Your Roots: Genealogy, The Very Basics

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 6:30 PM

So you want to learn more about your family history but don’t know where to begin? This program will introduce you to genealogical terms and techniques. Learn how to complete an ancestor chart and how to garner information from living relatives and household sources. A very brief discussion of sources that can be used for family history research will also be covered.

Branching Out To Find Your Roots: Discovering U.S. Census Records

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 6:30 PM

The United States Federal Census has been conducted every 10 years beginning in 1790. Come learn about what information is contained in each of the censuses and discover how to use all of the various bits of information from the census as clues to further your research.

Technology Classes (Registration is required for any Technology Class)

Whiz Kids: Your Family Tree

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

Become familiar with how to create a family tree and other resources at the library that can help you learn how to start your own Family tree. Kids 9-12

Open Lab: Ancestry Library Edition

Friday, February 20, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

Ancestry Library Edition provides easy access to more than 7,000 genealogy databases and 200 billion images with a single search. Want to learn more? Or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help!  A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.

Open Lab: HeritageQuest Online

Monday, February 23, 2015 @ 3:45 PM

Interested in learning more about your family tree? Or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help!  A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab.

Class Registration Guidelines

  • Most classes are free to Orange County Library District cardholders, fee cardholders, and Orange County Property Owner cardholders. Some classes may include a materials fee.
  • Library account must be in good standing in order to attend a class.
  • Non-Library cardholders may attend an in-person class or an online class by paying a $10 non-refundable fee at the time of registration.
  • All classes start on time. Registration closes at the start of class. Those on the waiting list will have access to the class only if there is a cancellation. Those already registered for the class have a 10 minute window to arrive to class, otherwise will not be admitted in the class.
  • The Library reserves the right to close classes with no registration on the same day the class is offered.
  • To register for a class, please stop by any of our locations, call 407.835.7323, or visit www.ocls.info/ComputerClasses.
  • To cancel a class, please stop by any of our locations, call 407.835.7323, or visit www.ocls.info/CancelClass.
  • A $5 late cancellation fee will be charged unless reservations are cancelled by 11:59 pm the day before the class is scheduled.
  • Before signing up for a class, ask one of our staff to find out what the recommended prerequisites are for the classes.

 Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a class or program due to a disability may arrange for reasonable accommodations by contacting the location at which the event is held at least seven days prior to the event.   *Class schedule is subject to change.