Thursday, July 21, 2011

GENEALOGY & LOCAL HISTORY PROGRAMS AUGUST-DECEMBER 2011

Here's the latest list of upcoming programs I'll be doing at various locations (this list supercedes any previous list of 2011 programs you may have received). All are sponsored or co-sponsored by St. Louis Public Library. All are free and open to the public. Please note that locations vary.

Thurs, Aug 18, 10 AM-Noon—Land Rich, Dirt Poor: the Use of Land Records in Genealogical Research. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses print, microfilm, manuscript, map, and Internet sources of land records and land record research aids. Buder Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more info, email us at tpearson@slpl.org.

Tues, Oct 18, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM—Over There: Researching World War I Ancestors. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses print, microfilm, manuscript, and Internet sources of info on ancestors who served during World War I. Hayner Public Library, 326 Belle Street, Alton, IL 62002. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

Thurs, Oct 20, 10 AM-Noon— The Second War of American Independence: Researching War of 1812 Ancestors. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses book, manuscript, and Internet sources of information about War of 1812 ancestors. Buder Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more info, email us at tpearson@slpl.org.

Tues, Oct 25, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM—Research at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses print, microfilm, manuscript, and Internet sources of info on ancestors available via ALPL (located in Springfield, IL). Belleville Public Library, 121 E. Washington Street, Belleville, IL 62220. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

Sat, Nov 19, 10 AM-Noon--Squeezing Your Sources: Extracting All the Info You Can From Civil War Service and Pension Records. Join us as Tom Pearson describes ways to extract all the info that you possibly can from compiled military service records and pension records. Buder Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more info, email us at tpearson@slpl.org.

Sat, Dec 17, 10 AM-Noon--Take Your Best Shot: Civil War Artillery! Join us as Tom Pearson discusses Civil War cannon and cannoneers. Buder Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more info, email us at tpearson@slpl.org.

SLPL branch library locations and hours

Free parking is available on Buder Branch parking lot (Buder is located on Hampton Avenue several miles south of Hwy 44-- it's on the right just after the Target store).

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