On June 4, 2011 The SAR Genealogical Research Library opened its doors for the first time on a Saturday to the public. The Library launched its summer schedule by presenting a Genealogy 101 Workshop. This free workshop was given by Michael Wells, NSSAR Library Committee Chairman, of the Alabama Society. The one-hour program covered such topics as vital records, church records, and online resources for tracing your family tree. Many workshop attendees were first time visitors to the library and stayed after the workshop to perform their own independent research.