- Public Library
- Genealogy Programming
Below are the current Genealogy Programs that the Huntsville Public Library offers:
Genealogy Winter Lock-In
The Huntsville Public Library & Walker County Genealogical Society will host its annual Genealogy Winter Lock-In from 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19 at the Huntsville Public Library. Beginners and longtime researchers are all invited. Society Members will be available to assist in all areas of research. Bring all your paperwork! A light lunch will be provided by the Society. A silent auction of books and genealogical materials will be held beginning at noon on Tuesday, February 14, continuing during the week and ending at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19. If bidding on books on February 19, you must register and attend the program. Register online here contact Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 for more information.
Preserving Your Story
The Walker County Genealogical Society (WCGS) and the Huntsville Public Library are beginning a joint, community-wide project to preserve the local history of the Covid-19 Pandemic. A major health and historical event, the pandemic has touched the lives of everyone in Walker County, and its aftermath will continue to affect our citizens well into the future. What have we learned that the next generation needs to know? We want to record your personal stories so today’s experiences can become part of tomorrow's collective memory.
WCGS president Johnnie Jo Dickenson reminds us, “Many of us have lost cousins or other family members and were unable to attend their funerals. We have had to cancel annual family reunions. Let's involve the children. They have missed sleepovers, birthday parties, and their school life has been so different than years before. Let them tell their stories. Each of us has a different story to tell. It is important to the history of our community that these stories be recorded for future generations. Please help us with this project. Your story is important.”
The Walker County Genealogical Society will preserve these stories in their archives for future generations as a part of Walker County history. Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to WCGS, P.O. Box 1295, Huntsville, TX 77342-1295. If you need help writing down your memories, contact the Library Adult Services Coordinator Mary Kokot at 936-291-5471 and she will arrange for someone to help record your thoughts and have them transcribed. Alternatively, you may drop your story off at Huntsville Public Library or email to email@example.com.