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Friday, December 10, 2010

SLPL GENEALOGY & CIVIL WAR HISTORY PROGRAMS

Here's the latest list of upcoming programs I'll be doing now through March 2011. This list supercedes any previous list you may possess. All programs are sponsored or co-sponsored by St. Louis Public Library. All are free and open to the public. Please note that locations vary.

Sat, Dec 18, 10 AM-Noon—He’s a Rebel: Researching Confederate Soldiers & Regiments. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses print, microfilm, manuscript, and Internet sources of info on our Illinois soldier ancestors. Buder Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

Weds January 12 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Research at the Illinois State Archives. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses the wealth of resources for the genealogist and historian available at this Springfield, Illinois institution (emphasis on researching Civil War soldiers). PSOP Building, 201 N. Church Street, Belleville, IL 62220. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

Sat, Jan 22, 10 AM-Noon-- Prairie State Patriots: Researching Illinois Civil War Soldiers & Regiments. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses print, microfilm, manuscript, and Internet sources of info on our Illinois soldier ancestors. Buder Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

Fri, Feb 4, 1 PM-2 PM— To Rally With the Hearts of Lions: the Story of the U.S. Colored Troops. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses print, microfilm, manuscript, and Internet sources of info on black Civil War soldiers. Carpenter Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

Fri, Feb 18, 1 PM-2 PM— “The Crimes of This Guilty Land”: Captain John Brown’s Assault on Slavery. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses print, microfilm, manuscript, and Internet sources on John Brown, the man who led a war against pro-slavery men in Kansas, and then led an ill-fated assault on Harper’s Ferry in Virginia (now West Virginia). Schlafly Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

Thurs, Feb 24, 7 PM-8 PM— Black Codes and Fugitive Slave Laws. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses the numerous restrictions placed on slaves and free black persons in the antebellum and post-Civil War periods. Buder Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

Thurs, Mar 17, 10 AM-Noon-- Citizen Soldiers: Researching Revolutionary War Ancestors. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses print, microfilm, manuscript, and Internet sources of info on our patriot ancestors. Buder Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

SLPL branch library locations and hours

Parking at Buder Branch Library is free!

Tom Pearson, Reference Librarian
Special Collections Department
St. Louis Public Library
1415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
tpearson@slpl.org

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