EXPLORING GENEALOGYThe Library Center at auditorium
Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
- Wednesday, December 15, 10 a.m. Tracking Territorial Families through Missouri Repositories. As 2021, the bicentennial of Missouri's statehood, comes to a close, Patti Hobbs, Certified Genealogist®, shares the story of three families who came to Missouri during its territorial days as told through their records. These records highlight the rich resources of our Missouri repositories.
- Monday, January 3, 7 p.m. Don’t Lose Your Data! OGS member John Carter will discuss methods to back up our data, both locally and "in the cloud." He'll also talk about syncing files to more than one computer.
- Wednesday, January 19, 10 a.m. Before 1850: Early American Research. The 1850 U.S. Federal Census was the first census to document everyone living within a household. Jacob Eubanks, assistant manager of the History & Genealogy Department at St. Louis County Library, will provide techniques for resolving who your ancestors were before the 1850 census.
- Monday, February 7, 7 p.m. Unearthing Cemetery Records. OGS member Taylor Baldwin will talk about the various records available for cemeteries and the meanings of many common inscriptions and symbols.
- Wednesday, February 16, 10 a.m. Patriot Paths: Tracking Tennessee’s Revolutionary War Veterans. Based on a GIS mapping project of the migration patterns of 2,500 Revolutionary War veterans, Tennessee State Librarian and Archivist Charles A. Sherrill, will show migration trends and paths to and through Tennessee when it served as the nation's crossroads. Participants will also learn about the settlement of Tennessee, the land grants North Carolina provided to its soldiers and case studies showing how the Patriot Paths information can be used to find new clues about Revolutionary War veterans and their families.