EXPLORING GENEALOGYFor adults.
Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
- Monday, March 2, 7 p.m. at the Library Center in the auditorium.
The Answer Man. "Pokin Around" columnist Steve Pokin has been with the Springfield News-Leader for eight years. Steve will share tidbits of Springfield history and some of the bizarre and interesting stories from his 40 years as a journalist
- Wednesday, March 18, 10 a.m. at the Library Center in the auditorium.
A Guide to Writing Your Memoir Or Life Story: Tools, Tips, Methods and Examples. Author and personal historian Wayne E. Groner helps people write their memoirs and biographies. After the presentation he'll sign copies of his book, "A Guide to Writing Your Memoir or Life Story"
- Monday, April 6, 7 p.m. at the Library Center in the auditorium.
The Battle of Springfield. Local author and speaker Tim Ritter will provide a lively look at the Civil War battle on January 8, 1863, including animated troop movements overlaying a modern map of the area, to show where the battle took place where modern structures are today
- Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m. at the Library Center in the auditorium.
Find A Grave. Findagrave.com is a great resource for burial information, tombstone photos and genealogy research leads. Carmen Boyd, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will cover how to use the site and tips for contributing and citing information
- Monday, May 4, 7 p.m. at the Library Center in the auditorium.
"Savior and Sinner: Emma Molloy and the Graham Murder." Hear author and historian Connie Yen discuss her latest book, "Savior and Sinner: Emma Molloy and the Graham Murder," about the "Graham Tragedy" that took place on the Molloy farm in 1885. Books will be available for purchase and signing
- Wednesday, May 20, 10 a.m. at the Library Center in the auditorium.
Land, Horses, Neat Cattle, Polls and More: Tax Lists and Your Genealogy. Bill Eddleman, associate director at the State Historical Society of Missouri, will discuss using tax lists for genealogy research, including legal basis for taxation, the types of information collected on tax lists and the genealogical information they provide