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Thursday, August 13, 2009

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY GENEALOGY CLASSES

GENEALOGY & MILITARY HISTORY Programs List
AUGUST-NOVEMBER 2009

Classes are free and open to the public. Please note that program locations vary!

August 13 7:00 p .m.- 9:00 p.m. Dirty Rebs & Damn Yankees: Researching Civil War Soldiers & Regiments. Join us as we discuss ways in which the genealogist and historian can research Illinois & Missouri Civil War soldiers & regiments using books, microfilm, manuscripts, and Internet resources. Edwardsville Public Library, Edwardsville, IL. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or send an email to tpearson@slpl.org.

August 22 10 a.m.-Noon. Stand by Your State: Missouri Militia Units in the Civil War. Join us as we discuss ways to find information on Show-Me State militia ancestors and the state organizations they served in. Central Library, Meeting Room 1. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or send an email to tpearson@slpl.org.

October 15 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Land Rich, Dirt Poor: the Use of Land Records in Genealogical Research. Join us as we discuss ways in which the genealogist and historian can make use of land records. Belleville Public Library, Belleville, IL. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or send an email to tpearson@slpl.org.

October 24 10 a.m.-Noon. Last Hurrah in the Show-Me State: Price's Raid, September- October 1864. Join us as we discuss this last-ditch attempt to capture the St. Louis Arsenal and bring Missouri under the sway of the Confederate States government. Buder Branch. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or send an email to tpearson@slpl.org.

November 14 10 a.m.-Noon. On Beyond Google: Internet Searching Tips & Tricks for the Genealogist. Join us as we discuss various ways that genealogists can search for information about ancestors on the Internet (some of them don't involve using Google). Buder Branch. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or send an email to tpearson@slpl.org .

November 19 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The Star of David and the Gold Star: Jewish American Military Service and Sacrifice. Sizable numbers of Jewish soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen were killed or wounded in action or died from disease while serving their country. This lecture includes a brief survey of the military service of American Jews from the American Revolution to the Spanish-American War, and then takes a closer look at Jewish service in World Wars I and II. St. Louis County Library. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or send an email to tpearson@slpl.org.

SLPL Locations:

Central Library
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
539-0381

Buder Branch
4401 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63109
352-2900

Pre-registration is recommended but not required. To register or for more information, please call 539-0381 or email me at tpearson@slpl.org. Parking at Central Library is free on Saturdays (meters are not checked on weekends), and parking on the Buder Branch lot is always free.

It’s easy to add you to my programs notification list. Just email me at tpearson@slpl.org and use NOTIFY in the subject line- that’s all you need to do!

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