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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

GET SMART(ER) IN SPRINGFIELD!

Received from Doris Wilson of OGS:

Ozarks Genealogical Society, Inc.
534 West Catalpa, PO Box 3945, Springfield, Missouri 65808
417-831-2773 www.ozarksgs.org

For Immediate Release
Contact: 417-890-7528; e-mail: rootshunter@gmail.com

The Ozarks Genealogical Society will host its 28th Annual Fall Conference September 12-13 at University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Missouri.

Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck, noted author and columnist for the Dallas Morning News is the featured speaker. His discussion will focus on useful research tips and twists discovered through his in-depth studies and research. The conference begins Friday evening September 12 and continues throughout the day Saturday, September 13.

Bockstruck is well-known among genealogists. He heads the Genealogy Division of the Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas. He has authored books with topics on colonial soldiers, bounty land grants, naval pensioners, and more. His publications include:

Virginia's Colonial Soldiers
Bounty and Donation Land Grants in British Colonial America
Denizations and Naturalizations in the British Colonies in America, 1607-1775
Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants Awarded by State Governments
Research in Texas


The conference also includes mini-sessions on genealogical topics for guiding beginners and seasoned researchers on their quest for knowledge. A vendor showcase will also be available.

The Ozarks Genealogical Society, Inc. (OGS) was formally organized in September 1969 by a group of individuals brought together by their common interest in researching family history. OGS was chartered in 1979 as a not-for-profit organization in the State of Missouri. The goals of the Society are to encourage the research and preservation of family history, foster solid genealogical research practices, and preserve records of historical and genealogical interest.

The conference is open to the public. Pre-registration not necessary; however, registration fees and other information including additional conference details are available online at www.ozarksgs.org or by calling 417-885-9009.

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