EXPLORING GENEALOGYFor adults.
Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
- Wednesday, September 18, 10 a.m. at the Library Center in the auditorium.
Obituaries: The 34-Year Process. OGS Obituary Committee Chair Connie Daughtrey reviews the arduous process of building an obituary database from its inception in the early 1980s to its current status. Bring the names of obits you've been searching for in surrounding counties to help us test the database
- Monday, October 7, 7 p.m. at the Library Center in the auditorium.
Normal School: Its History and Legacy. Anne Baker, head of Special Collections and Archives at Missouri State University, will talk about the earliest years of MSU, known as Missouri State Normal School, Fourth District, when it was founded as a teacher's college in 1905. Using items from the University Archives, Anne will explore the school's beginnings, curriculum and student life
- Wednesday, October 16, 10 a.m. at the Library Center in the auditorium.
Google for Genealogists. OGS member John Carter will discuss Google's search functions and offer ideas for searching images, maps and other genealogy resources. We'll also look at Google's applications for documents, web browsing and organizing photos
- Monday, November 4, 7 p.m. at the Library Center in the meeting rooms A and B.
Cemeteries: Rescue to Restoration. OGS members and cousins Barbara Brauch and Nora Lee Faulkner rescued the burial place of their great-great-great grandparents, Samuel and Catherine (McNabb) Phariss, from a farm field. Find out how they did it and the people who helped. Members Fran Black and Rose Jones will discuss the process of tombstone maintenance and restoration, featuring the historic Squibb Cemetery in Greene County