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Saturday, September 27, 2008

FAMILY HISTORY MONTH AT BELLEVILLE (IL) PUBLIC LIBRARY

Sponsored by:

Belleville Public Library, St. Clair County Genealogical Society, and St. Louis Public Library

Celebrate Family History Month - Attend the Lecture Series

Lecture 1: Saturday, October 4th, 2008, 1:00pm

Discover How to Research Your Family History

As with most pursuits, there is a "right way" and many "wrong ways" to conduct genealogical research. A member of the St. Louis Genealogical Society will de liver a lecture presentation on how to get started researching your family history.

Lecture 2: Friday, October 10th, 2008, 2:00pm

Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

Amy Wilkinson from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville will discuss the wide range of digitized primary sources accessible on the Library of Congress' website.

Lecture 3: Saturday, October 18th, 2008, 1:00pm

Publishing Grandma's Story

Jill Wagenblast tape-recorded her grandmother's account of her own life, edited the first person narrative and printed copies for family members. Now she's at work on a similar book about her late father. She'll provide an overview of her processes, especially the format for publication, and ideas about gathering family informa tion.

Lecture 4: Thursday, October 23rd, 2008, 2:00pm

Not Just for Obits Anymore: Mining Newspapers for Genealogical Nuggets

Tom Pearson, Special Collections Librarian at the St. Louis Public Library, will show how to extract every possible bit of genealogical information from newspapers. Find out wh at to look for in newspapers of different time periods and types, and how to discover newspapers of interest online and in libraries and archives.

All Lectures Held at the Belleville Public Library Conference Room (Lower Level)
121 East Washington Street, Belleville, Illinois
(Elevator Access)

Attendance Is Free But You Must Pre-Register As Seating Is Limited

To Register:
Please call the Belleville Public Library
(618) 234-0441 ext. 22
Ask for Ms. Dana Prusacki, Archivist

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