GENEALOGY

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    "Opening the Ozarks": The Legacy of Marsha Hoffman Rising. Marsha spent 17 years researching the origins of the first 1,000 entrants of federal land at the Springfield land office in the late 1830s for her work, "Opening the Ozarks: First Families in Southwest Missouri 1835-1839." Certified Genealogist Patti Hobbs will explain how, in addition to teaching us about the pioneer families she researched, Marsha's work also reveals migration patterns, research methodologies and family demographics. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Monday, March 7, 2016

  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Evaluating Evidence. How do you know if you've found the "right" answer to your genealogical question? How do you evaluate information given to you by others? Certified Genealogist Patti Hobbs will provide an overview of the evidence evaluation process including example case studies. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    St. Louis for Genealogy Research. Archivist Michael Everman from the Missouri State Archives-St. Louis will describe what is available at the national, state and city level for genealogical researchers to discover in St. Louis. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    "A Voyage From England." What was it like to cross the Atlantic in 1828? The Friends of the Library will present a readers theater performance relating John Salmon's experiences and based on his journal written during his transatlantic voyage to New York. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Monday, April 4, 2016

  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    The Frisco. Library Local History Associate Renee Glass will provide an overview of the Library's digitized collection, The Frisco: A Look Back at the Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway. The collection includes photos, postcards, employee cards and magazines that can aid in genealogical research. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Using Special Census Records for Research. If you've been unable to locate your family in census records but you know they should be listed, special census records may help. Member Margaret Maulin will talk about the information these records include and how to navigate through them. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    7 p.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Tips & Tricks for Navigating Genealogy Websites. Members John Carter, Tom Hobbs and Patti Hobbs will provide a guided tour of Ancestry.com. Bring your laptop or tablet or check one out from the library if you want to follow along. A few laptops will be available for use. Tables will be provided, come early so you can get set up. Do you have a website to recommend? Bring your suggestions to share with the group. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

  • Genealogy Workshop
    Library Center
    9:30 a.m. in the auditorium for adults.
    Springfield in the 1950s. Library Local History Associate John Rutherford will highlight key government decisions, new forms of entertainment, recruitment of manufacturers and famous visitors including President Harry Truman, Nancy and Ronald Reagan, and Elvis. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
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