Lunch and Learn genealogy series: Chris Happ Olson and Ricki King

Shaking the Family Tree

Trace your roots without getting tangled up in the process. Join us for a genealogy-packed lunch and learn series that will help you begin your ancestry search as well as examine lesser-known tales of Dubuque’s past.

October 26, November 2, and November 9 from 12:15–1 PM.

Free for members

Museum admission price for non-members

November 9: Chris Happ Olson and Ricki King. Chris Happ Olson is Assistant Planner at the City of Dubuque and Project Coordinator for Dubuque’s Black Heritage Survey. Ricki King, Roots To Branches Genealogy, serves on the Consultant Team for Dubuque’s Black Heritage Survey. Olson and King, representing Dubuque’s Black Heritage Survey, will discuss discovering the rich history of Black Dubuquers covering the time period of 1830–1980, as part of that project.

Lunch and Learn genealogy series: Susan Miller Hellert

Shaking the Family Tree

Trace your roots without getting tangled up in the process. Join us for a genealogy-packed lunch and learn series that will help you begin your ancestry search as well as examine lesser-known tales of Dubuque’s past.

October 26, November 2, and November 9 from 12:15–1 PM.

Free for members

Museum admission price for non-members

November 2 led by Susan Miller Hellert, historian and author of Hidden History of Dubuque.

Hellert relates the story of James, Lucius, Edward, and Solon Langworthy who arrived in the lead mining district of the upper Midwest in the 1820s and made a lasting impression on what would become the city of Dubuque. Miller’s research, conducted during the pandemic, resulted in her book, The Langworthys of Dubuque, The Key City’s First Family.

Lunch and Learn genealogy series: Mike May

Shaking the Family Tree

Trace your roots without getting tangled up in the process. Join us for a genealogy-packed lunch and learn series that will help you begin your ancestry search as well as examine lesser-known tales of Dubuque’s past.

October 26, November 2, and November 9 from 12:15–1 PM.

Free for members

Museum admission price for non-members

October 26 led by Mike May, adult services librarian at Carnegie-Stout Public Library.

Are you interested in exploring your family tree, but are not sure where to begin? In this introduction to genealogy, learn how to get started with the free tools offered at Dubuque’s Carnegie-Stout Public Library. This selection of resources includes genealogy “how-to” books, databases like Ancestry Library Edition and the Telegraph Herald Digital Archive, and equipment you can use to digitize family letters and photos.