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Saturday, May 31, 2008

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY GENEALOGY & MILITARY HISTORY CLASSES

June-December 2008

All programs are held at Central Library, 3rd Floor, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Please note that most programs are in Meeting Room 1, but several are in Meeting Room 2. Programs are free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required. Parking is free on Saturdays (meters are not checked), and Scott Trade Center Metro-Link stop is only four blocks away. Call 314-539-0381 to register or for more information.

June 14, 2008. 10 AM-Noon. Show-Me Soldiers: Researching Missouri Civil War Soldiers & Regiments in Books, Newspapers, and the Internet. Meeting Room 1. Join us as we learn how to thoroughly research our Missouri Civil War ancestors (Union & Confederate) in books, newspapers, and on the Internet.

July 26, 2008. 10 AM-Noon. Great Civil War Battles: Lookout Mountain & Missionary Ridge. Meeting Room 1. Join us as we discuss the two unlikely Union victories that made the Spring 1864 Atlanta Campaign possible.

September 20, 2008. 10 AM-Noon. The Second War of American Independence: Researching War of 1812 Ancestors. Meeting Room 2. Join us as we discuss book, manuscript, and Internet sources of information about War of 1812 ancestors.

November 15, 2008. 10 AM-Noon. Records of the Great War: Researching World War I Ancestors. Meeting Room 2. Join us as we discuss book, manuscript, and Internet sources of information about WWI soldier, sailor, marine, and airman ancestors.

December 13, 2008. 10 AM-Noon. Great Civil War Battles: Fredericksburg. Meeting Room 1. Join us as we discuss this winter battle in Virginia during which reluctant Union Army commander Ambrose Burnside was outwitted and outgunned at every turn by the old Gray Fox, Robert E. Lee.

It’s also easy to add you to my programs notification list! Just send an email with NOTIFY in the subject line to tpearson@slpl.org. You’ll get a reminder of upcoming programs a week or so before each program takes place (don’t forget to tell me if your email address changes, and please tell your email client it’s OK to accept mail from me!).

Tom Pearson, Special Collections Department
314-539-0381 or tpearson@slpl.org

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