Your Ancestors are Looking For You

The Heritage Library & OLLI, in collaboration, will provide students the opportunity to do in-depth ancestry research. This eight-session program takes you from the beginning of learning basic methods for tracking ancestors, to using data, explaining conferences and lineage societies, using genealogy software and free online resources, the role autosomal DNA results can play, and how to organize all the information you have discovered. The value of the course material alone exceeds hundreds of dollars.

Classes in the Series:

  • Starting Family Research

  • Censuses: Understanding & Using Them

  • Lineage Societies, Organizations, and Genealogy Conferences

  • Vital Records

  • Genealogy Free Sites

  • Making the Most of DNA Results

  • Uncovering Additional Clues on Your Computer

  • Next Steps

History classes

The Heritage Library & OLLI, in collaboration, will provide students an in-depth look a the history of Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry, from the earliest Native American visitors, our local pirates, and an extensive study of the Civil War on Hilton Head Island.

Classes in the Series:

  • Pirates of the Lowcountry

  • Native Americans (Two Sessions)

  • Hilton Head Island in the Civil War (Four Sessions)

To learn more about OLLI and to register for these quality courses, go to Or call 843-208-8239