Click here to join First Friday Genealogy, a live virtual program happening first Fridays at 10am.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.

Whether you are a beginner just starting to explore your ancestors or deep in your research, in this group you can explore databases, trade knowledge and tips, and share wonderful stories with each other. Join Susan Marking, our amateur experienced genealogist, who facilitates this group on the first Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at Laura’s Library.


Below are just a few resources to get you started on your research:

Ground rules for genealogy meetings

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution. 
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.
  • We don’t invite controversy and avoid blame and speculation in conversation