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Friday, March 25, 2011

SHSM PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTIONS

The photographs collection of the State Historical Society of Missouri is large and varied in its scope and content:

EDWIN AEHLE COLLECTION
Images of steamboat departure cards.

ROBERT BROWN COLLECTION
Approximately twenty-seven images of Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy railroad depots in Missouri.

GEORGE I. GIRD COLLECTION
Aerial views of Clayton, Hermann, Independence, Joplin, Kansas City, Nevada, St. Louis, Springfield, Webb City, and Weston.

RALPH GRAVELY COLLECTION
Approximately 50 black and white copy photographs and copy negatives (ca. 1914-1919) of the Gravely family and scenes around Bear Creek (now known as Payntersville), Bolivar, Columbia, Eudora, Fair Play, Springfield, and Stockton, Missouri.

OTTO AND JOE KROEGER COLLECTION
Glass plate negatives, film negatives, photographs, newspaper articles and letters. Includes one image of nuclear bomb exploding over Nagasaki, Japan, taken by fellow Jefferson City soldier Joe Kosstatscher who served with Joe Kroeger during World War II.

RICHARD L. LEE COLLECTION
Black and white photographs of Missouri courthouses.

WILLIAM PRESTON COLLECTION
Sedalia resident William Preston gathered images related to life and career of fan dancer Sally Rand.

WILLIAM PYLE COLLECTION
Columbia photographer William Pyle worked from studio next to Central Dairy, one of his big customers. Central Dairy-related images, including interior and exterior views of the building, children’s field trips, “Central Baby” portraits, photos of the Merchandettes and a sponsored baseball team.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH EDITORIAL CARTOON COLLECTION
Approximately 12,000 items consisting of editorial cartoons created by Post-Dispatch staff members Daniel F. Fitzpatrick [1935-1958), Bill Mauldin (1958-1962) and Tom Engelhardt (1962-1977). Over 7000 searchable records currently available on in-house database.

DANIEL R. FITZPATRICK [1891-1969]
Editorial cartoons on equal rights for women and blacks, a clean environment, and concern for the militarization of America's post-World War foreign policies by this long-time Post-Dispatch staff cartoonist.

WILLIAM “BILL” MAULDIN [1921-2003]
Mauldin earned his second Pulitzer Prize while working for the Post-Dispatch in 1959. In 1962, he left St. Louis to work for The Chicago Sun-Times, where he stayed until his retirement in 1992.

SCHMIDT, MAXIMILIAN [1865-1932] COLLECTION
Boonville photographer Maximilian Schmidt captured his family, Boonville inhabitants, and their environs including early Missouri River floods, steamboats and ferries, views of Boonville streets and the riverfront area, Chouteau Springs, and the Kemper Family School buildings and students.

S. C. STEINBERG COLLECTION COLLECTION
Sixteen prints of political rally sponsored by the Young Democratic Club at Reed's Lake, west of Fulton in Callaway County on July 4, 1938; nine prints of groundbreaking ceremony at Stephens College, Columbia, for Firestone Baars Chapel designed by Eero Saarinen.

E. B. TRAIL COLLECTION COLLECTION
Steamboats, river captains, and steamboat-related images. Also ferries, flatboats, gunboats, houseboats, office boats, snag boats, tow and tug boats, plus advertisements, departure cards, documentation, and related scenes.

DANTE O. TRANQUILLE COLLECTION
104 images taken by Tranquille who worked for the Utica [New York] Observer-Dispatch during the mid-twentieth century. He visited mid-Missouri sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s, and photographed the riverfront area of St. Louis, the black community, downtown, the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, and nearby McBaine, Missouri.

CHARLES TREFTS [1887-1963] COLLECTION
Images from 1900-1963 depict St. Louis City and County people, public buildings, riverfront scenes, bridges, churches, catastrophes, houses and parks. Includes many historic events such as 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition; 1934 World Series; and aviation in St. Louis including Wright brothers at Kinloch Field in 1908, and Charles Lindbergh's return from Paris in 1927. Some images focus on Crawford and Iron Counties and the Lake of the Ozarks region in the early 1930s.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA COLLECTION
Includes: drawings, engravings, maps, and photos of buildings, clubs, faculty, fairs, festivals, Francis Quadrangle, fraternities, military life, monuments, officials, sororities, sports, student life, and views of campus.

MU COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE COLLECTION
Various views of agriculture, buildings, students, and other related images taken from an early slide show developed by the college.

MU SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM SCRAPBOOKS [CIRCA 1909-1912] COLLECTION
Images show everyday academic and student life; tour of the state prison in Jefferson City; sports events; fraternity hazing; Farmers’ Fair; St. Patrick’s Day events; and homecoming parades. Some images of Christian College and Stephens College, including images of students at Lake Okiboji, Iowa.

SHSM Photographs Collection

COMBINED ARMS RESEARCH LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTION

CARL makes available thousands of digitized publications on various topics in military history:

LINK

CIVIL WAR WEBINAR

It happens on April 6th at 2 pm. It’s free-- more details and registration info here:

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HONORING OUR DEAD

You are invited to the rededication of the beautiful Civil War Monument at Walnut Hill Cemetery (Belleville, IL) on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 11 am.

The Civil War Monument has stood for the past 105 years as a silent sentinel, watching over and honoring the four hundred Civil War soldiers buried at Walnut Hill. Learn the fascinating story of the Monument and the persons who made it all possible. It’s a great way to kick off the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War in our area (St. Clair County, IL):

Questions? Need directions? Call Dennis Hermann at 618-235-5720.

SERIALS ONLINE

The Online Books Page has a lengthy list of serials available for viewing online (serials is library-speak for magazines, journals, newsletters and other periodicals):

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

THE VIET CONG SOLDIER

How good was he? Did we know early on how to beat him? A master’s thesis written for the Army Command and General Staff College in 1966 (The Viet Cong Soldier: His Strengths, Weaknesses, and Vulnerabilities by Andrew L. Cooley) considered that very question:

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NOTE: You can search by exact title in the Advanced Search section!

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION VIRTUAL TOUR

If you’ve never seen the Smithsonian’s complex of buildings in Washington, DC (I was there one scorching DC summer with my parents, brother, and two sisters), this virtual tour really is the next best thing to being there:

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LUCIDCHART

Received from the folks behind Lucidchart:

At LucidChart, we've built a tool that can be used for all types of diagrams-- flow charts, Venn diagrams....and family trees! In fact, we have many users using family tree templates to make some wonderful family trees with photos in LucidChart. LucidChart has a free option where users can make an unlimited number of diagrams.

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PUTTING THE "APP" IN APPOMATTOX

PBS will premiere the rebroadcast of the first episode of Ken Burns' iconic Civil War series free on iPads, iPods and iPhones beginning March 24, 10 days before its on-air broadcast.

The on-air rebroadcast runs nationally April 3-7, filling the 8 pm-10 pm timeslot each evening.

The multi-part documentary remains PBS’ highest-rated series ever. This rebroadcast begins as PBS faces the ever-increasing threat of budget cuts championed by congressional Republicans.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

CGSI 13TH GENEALOGICAL / CULTURAL CONFERENCE

October 26-29, 2011 (Wednesday–Saturday)

The CGSI will hold its next Genealogical and Cultural Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on October 26–October 29, 2011, at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel. The conference will be a four-day event featuring speakers on genealogical, cultural and historical topics.

There will also be folk arts and folk dress exhibits, an on-site library, sales room, ethnic music and dance performances, bus tours and other special events.

More information here: CGSI Conference 2011

Thank you,

Dan Urban
Publicity Chair

BEST FREE MICROSOFT SOFTWARE

List of free software very likely to be of interest to Windows users:

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NO GO FOR GOOGLE

A federal judge has rejected the deal made with some authors and publishers to digitize millions of copyrighted and public domain books:

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ABBREVIATIONS FOUND IN GENEALOGY

Lengthy list on Rootsweb:

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FREE GENEALOGY FORMS

Courtesy of the friendly folks at Springfield-Greene County Library:

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THE BOMBING OF DRESDEN

A review of a recent book on the topic concludes that the firebombings of Dresden and other German targets during WWII were both morally indefensible and militarily ineffective. The author’s conclusion: 600,000 German civilian casualties caused by such raids “did little or nothing to shorten the war”:

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CIVIL WAR ANCESTOR RESEARCH

This lady is using the latest issue of Family Tree Magazine to help her research some Confederate ancestors:

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GONE BUT DEFINITELY NOT FORGOTTEN

Do Civil War museums in the Southern states “spin” their interpretations of the war differently than do museums in the North?

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Monday, March 21, 2011

HOW MANY ITEMS ARE HOUSED AT COMPTON BRANCH LIBRARY?

How many items are housed at St. Louis Public Library's new Compton Genealogy & Local History Branch Library?

1. 28,000 books from the old History & Genealogy & St. Louis Area Studies Departments
2. 85,000 items from the Dewey 900s section of the Central stacks
3. Add to those numbers approximately 1 million books, pamphlets, brochures, periodicals, and miscellaneous items from the Government Information Department, and the total rises to 1.1 million items. That number, however, doesn’t include individual microfilm boxes, vertical files, cards in the two card catalogs, or St. Louis related maps.

Compton Branch has two reference computers, one catalog, three microfilm readers, and two microfilm reader/printers. Two staff members are always available to help our customers. Compton Branch does have a circulation terminal, but it is kept in the workroom and is used primarily for internal activities. Compton is primarily a reference branch—most items there cannot be checked out, and you cannot request that items from other branches be sent to Compton for pick up.

Two shelvers assigned to Compton will be kept busy pulling items for patrons to use, as all the materials noted above are in what is known as "closed stacks." If you have ever observed genealogists doing research, you know that the shelvers will definitely have their hands full. Genealogists can go through amazing quantities of books and rolls of microfilm in astonishingly short periods of time.

Hours at Compton are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and the first Saturday of every month, also 9am-5pm. We encourage you to call for an appointment, because you cannot be guaranteed access to a public use computer, microfilm machine, or even a chair to use otherwise.

Compton Branch Library
1624 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63013
314-539-0385
cmillar@slpl.org

NOTE: Thanks to all our patrons who were there on opening day (Monday, March 14), and ribbon-cutting day (Tuesday, March 15). Your show of support was much appreciated (especially those of you who braved the sleet and snow on Monday!).

CIVIL WAR SUPER 16 TOURNAMENT

What's the GPO’s best publication on the Civil War? You can help decide:

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CREATOR OF "HALL'S INDEX" PASSES AWAY

Dr. William K. Hall spent nearly a lifetime creating an index and scrapbooks of the vital records that appeared in Springfield-Greene County newspapers dating from 1865-2010:

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NURSES IN THE GREAT WAR

Photographic history of U.S. Army nurses in WWI from the GPO:

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NOTE: In case you don’t want to buy a copy, or want to preview before you buy, Worldcat.org shows 509 libraries that own this item.

INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGY RESEARCH GUIDES

Digital downloads (7 MB) from Family Tree Magazine—purchase your country/area of interest for just $4.00 each!

LINK

Friday, March 18, 2011

MARK THE DATES: MoSGA CONFERENCE 2011

A friendly reminder: the Missouri State Genealogical Association will be holding its Annual Conference on 5-6 August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Holiday Inn Executive Center

Our keynote speaker, Henry Z. “Hank” Jones, will be lecturing on “18th Century Emigration”; “When the Sources are Wrong”; and “Family Tradition: Separating Fact from Fiction”.

Hank has been a professional genealogist since 1965. He is a very entertaining genealogical lecturer, an accomplished writer, and a respected Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists. He is best known for his extensive work with Palatine genealogy and for his popular book, Psychic Roots. Hank also has a long career as an entertainer and screen actor. He will be available to autograph copies of his books and CDs at the conference. Find out more about Hank on his web site:

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We'll also have our usual great line-up of supporting speakers- it's looking to be one of our best conferences ever!

More info? http://mosga.org/

Nancy Waller Thomas
Conference Chairman
Columbia, MO

ATTENTION AUTHORS!

Submit Your Book to the Missouri State Genealogical Association’s (MoSGA) Library Program

The MoSGA Library Program is seeking complimentary copies of recently published books on family histories, genealogies, local histories, and any other books relevant to genealogists. Every book will be reviewed in the MoSGA Journal, and a copy of the review will be sent to the author.

A bookplate naming the donor will be placed in the book and the book will be placed in the circulating collection at the Midwest Genealogy Center of the Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri. This collection is available for use at the library, and more importantly, available for interlibrary loan, reaching genealogy patrons across the United States.

Please include with the book the following information: title, author(s)/ editor(s)/ compiler(s), place of publication, publisher/self-published, year of publication, contact/ordering information, including price and shipping.

For more information contact Jean Foster Kelley, MoSGA Library Director, by email. Book donations may be mailed directly to MoSGA Library Director, P.O. Box 833, Columbia, MO 65205-0833.

PARKS AND MORE

A national database of more than 60,000 local, state, and national parks- some are rated by park users:

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DAILY MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, 1861-1865

Issues of this newspaper are now digitized and available for free viewing online:

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MADISON COUNTY (IL) GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

There has been a change in the date of our April meeting:

New Date & Time: Monday, April 18, 2011, 7 p.m.
Place: Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025-- Community Meeting Room (Lower Level)
Topic & Speaker: A Trip Back in Time—Bill Wilson, President of Hill’s Fort Society

Visitors are always welcome!

MCGS Website link

SPRING GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

The Greater Omaha Genealogical Society is sponsoring a Spring Genealogy Workshop:

Date & Time: Saturday, April 9, 2011, 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Place: Nebraska Methodist College, 720 N. 87th Street, Omaha, NB 68134

Speakers: Mary Lyons-Barrett, Ph.D; Kevin Cassidy, J.D.; Neil Greenhaigh; Sheila Laducci; & Tom Bassett.

Topics: History of Irish & Scots-Irish Immigration
Researching Your Irish Ancestors
Using the Family Search Website
Identifying Family Treasures

There will also be t-shirts, raffles, books, and a bake sale. Register by March 31 for best rates. More info:

http://www.gogsmembers.wordpress.com

or

gogsworkshop@radiks.net

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW

Listings of titles and authors by volume, 1906-2011:

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Digitized issues, 1906-2001:

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STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MISSOURI COLLECTION GUIDES

Guides to SHSM’s many collections:

Art Collection: http://shs.umsystem.edu/art/index.shtml

Census Collection: http://shs.umsystem.edu/census/index.shtml

Manuscript Collection (WHMC): http://shs.umsystem.edu/whmc/index.shtml

Map Collection: http://shs.umsystem.edu/map/index.shtml

Newspaper Collection: http://shs.umsystem.edu/newspaper/index.shtml

Oral History Program: http://shs.umsystem.edu/oralhistory/index.html

Photograph Collection: http://shs.umsystem.edu/photograph/index.shtml

MISSOURI CONFERENCE ON HISTORY 2011

April 14-15 in Kansas City, Missouri:

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WESTERN HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION PHOTOGRAPHS DATABASE

A finding aid for the St. Louis collection:

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KENTUCKY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL SEMINAR

The Kentucky Genealogical Society brings internationally acclaimed researcher, historian and author Elizabeth Shown Mills to the Bluegrass State for the 36th Annual KGS Seminar, "Clearing Your Genealogical Hurdles," Aug. 6 at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. in downtown Frankfort.

Mills, best known for authoring two "essential references" in genealogy research and documentation, plans to offer four one-hour sessions:

1. Genealogical Problem Solving: Professional Techniques for Everyday Success
2. In a Rut? Seven Ways to Jump Start Your Research
3. Proving "Oral History": How to Find the Truth About a Family Story
4. The Genealogical Proof Standard: How to Build a Case When No Record States the Answer

Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for sign-in and vendor browsing. The seminar will begin at 8:45 and end at 4 p.m. The registration fee for KGS members is $40. For others, the fee is $50 for registrations postmarked by July 10, and $60 after that date. Lunch is included in all registrations. Seating is limited, and registrations will be honored in the order received.

Seminar information and a registration form are available for download:

LINK

Send inquiries by e-mail or by postal mail to KGS, P.O. Box 153, Frankfort, KY 40602.

Seminar co-sponsors include Downtown Frankfort Inc., Frankfort-Franklin County Tourism Commission and Frankfort-Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ANCESTRY 19th CENTURY IRISH COLLECTION

Ancestry.com Releases the Definitive 19th Century Irish Collection to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

PROVO, UTAH (March 14, 2011) – In recognition of St. Patrick’s Day, Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource, today launched The Irish Collection – the definitive 19thcentury collection of Irish historical records. The collection provides nearly 100 years of insight into life in Ireland in the 19thand early 20thcenturies. Because few records exist from this time period, the collection is immensely valuable to people researching their Irish heritage and anyone seeking a more comprehensive view of Ireland before and after the Great Potato Famine, during which time many millions fled Ireland in search of a better life.

Nearly 37 million U.S. residents claim Irish ancestry (or approximately 12 per cent of the U.S. population) according to the American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. This number is more than eight times the population of Ireland itself (4.5 million) and means that many millions of Americans may have ancestors in The Irish Collection.

The Irish Collection, online and searchable now, offers an essential resource for anyone researching Irish history. The records will help trace Irish family heritage during 19thcentury Ireland through detailed maps, photographs and land use records spanning almost 100 years. Ancestry.com has enhanced the collections by cross-referencing family names with other rich content such as photographs and land records.

The Irish Collection, 1824-1910 includes:

·Griffiths Valuation, 1847-1864: One of the most important surviving 19th century genealogical resources for Ireland, this collection of over 2.5 million records provides a snapshot of ancestors who rented land or property throughout Ireland in the 1850s.

·Tithe Applotment Books, 1824-1837: In 1823 a law was enacted requiring all land holders to pay a tax or "tithe" to the Church of Ireland, regardless of their religious affiliation. With details like tithe payer, acreage of their land and amount of their tithe, these 600,000 records in effect provide a census of pre-famine Ireland.

·Ordnance Survey Maps, 1824-1846: The Ordnance Survey of Ireland maps relate to the first detailed mapping of Ireland undertaken during the 1830s and 1840s. The later part of the survey was produced during the height of the famine.

·Lawrence Collection, 1870-1910: This collection of 20,000 photographs showcases the length and breadth of Ireland —Howth Head in the East to Achill Head in the West and from Malin Head in the North to Skibbereen in the South — through the eyes of William Lawrence's photography studio in Dublin.

Many key political figures in history have boasted Irish ancestry, including more than a quarter of United States Presidents, including John F. Kennedy, whose 2nd great-grandfather is listed in the collection. Patrick Kennedy was living in Wexford, Ireland where he was renting a home. His relative, John Kennedy, was living nearby. President Barack Obama’s 4thgreat grandfather Fulmuth Donavan also appears, living in Ballygurleen, Bourney, Tipperary, in 1829 according to the Tithe Applotment records.

More notable Irish-Americans’ ancestors can be found in these new collections, including:

·Conan O’Brien: Conan’s 3rdgreat-grandfather Daniel O’Brien was renting a house, land, and offices from Kilner Brazier, Esq, in Lissard Townland, Galbally Civil Parish, County Limerick, Ireland.

·Sean Hannity: Hannity’s great-grandfather, Thomas Hannity married Margaret Ward, who was born in 1845 to Edward Ward, a farmer, and his wife Alice Mulholland. Hannity’s 2nd great grandfather Edward Ward, also a farmer, was living in Ballymaghinghy, Drumgooland, County Down, Ireland. The lessor was Earl Annesley.

·Walt Disney : Arundel Elias Disney, the great-grandfather of the entertainer and founder of the Disney empire, is listed in Griffiths and Tithe records, recorded as living in Clone, Rathbeagh and Kilkenny.

Through records such as the Griffiths Valuation and Tithe Applotment books, Philadelphia resident Tom Rogers uncovered the dire economic conditions that his ancestors endured in 19th Century Ireland, including illness and severe poverty that forced the family into the poorhouse before immigrating to the United States.

“My paternal grandmother put the ‘old country’ behind her to start anew in America so much of the family history, especially our oral history, has been lost over time,” says Rogers. “Ancestry.com’s wealth of records has helped me paint a fairly vivid picture of my family and explain why they came to America, where they were from, who they married, who was a horse thief, who was a hero and so on.”

Ancestry.com is continuously adding to its global collection of more than 6 billion historical records. With the addition of these new collections, Ancestry.com now possesses more than 35 million Irish historical records and will continue building the collection as more are digitized.

“As more than one in ten Americans has Irish heritage, with these collections, we can now do more than just celebrate this St Patrick’s Day – we can actually explore where in Ireland we came from,” said Josh Hanna, Executive Vice President at Ancestry.com. “The U.S. has always closely identified with Ireland and Irish culture and so it is very exciting to make available records that can help so many of us to trace back to a particular person, place and time in Ireland more than 150 years ago.”

Starting a family history research project can be as simple as entering a name into Ancestry.com, allowing the powerful search technology to comb through millions of records and help uncover facts to develop family stories. To promote the new Irish collections, Ancestry.com users can enter a sweepstakes to win a trip to Ireland. To begin searching The Irish Collection, visit www.ancestry.com/Irishrecords. For further stories and updates related to Irish family history research, you can also follow Ancestry.com on Facebook and Twitter.

About Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOM) is the world's largest online family history resource, with nearly 1.4 million paying subscribers. More than 6 billion records have been added to the site in the past 14 years. Ancestry users have created more than 20 million family trees containing over 2 billion profiles. Ancestry.com has local Web sites directed at nine countries that help people discover, preserve and share their family history, including its flagship Web site at www.ancestry.com.

FGS 2011 CONFERENCE GOES GREEN

For Immediate Release
March 14, 2011

Innovative Environmental-Friendly Initiatives Abound

March 14, 2011 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), along with local host Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS), announce several environmental-friendly initiatives for its upcoming national conference, “Pathways to the Heartland,” scheduled for 7-10 September 2011 in Springfield, Illinois.

These include:

·Flash Drives for Conference Syllabus: With the help of conference sponsor FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org), the FGS/ISGS 2011 Conference will provide each attendee with a 2GB flash drive containing the conference syllabus. Not only will this eliminate the need for a printed syllabus* or CD, it also provides attendees with a flash drive for saving and backing up genealogy research data!

·Ride Sharing Program: Working with RideBuzz, attendees can now participate in the FGS/ISGS 2011 ride-sharing program. Especially with rising gas prices, not only would you be helping the environment and saving money, but you can meet conference attendees in your area.

Visit the FGS/ISGS 2011 Conference ride sharing program on RideBuzz or visit the Travel & Lodging section of the FGS 2011 Conference website for more information.

*Attendees will be able to print syllabus materials using the FGS 2011 Conference website and can purchase a printed syllabus for $30 when registering for the conference.

This year's FGS/ISGS 2011 Conference offers an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in researching their family history. Over 165 educational sessions and 13 luncheons are designed to balance the needs of genealogists at all levels, exploring a variety of records, strategies, and other tools available to those interested in researching their family history.

We look forward to seeing you in Springfield in September!

Learn More and Stay Connected

·Subscribe to Conference eUpdates: 2011Conference@fgs.org
(place “Subscribe” in Subject line)

·Visit the Conference News Blog: http://www.fgsconferenceblog.org

·Follow the Conference on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fgs2011 and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/fgs2011

·Discover Springfield: http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.com

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow through resources available online, FGS Forum magazine (filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news), and Society Strategy Series papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics. To learn more, visit http://www.fgs.org.

SMARSH ON THE WILD WEST

The National Archives at Kansas City will host author Sarah Smarsh on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of her book. Smarsh will be available to sign copies of her book after the discussion. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the event.

Outlaw Tales of Kansas: True Stories of the Sunflower State’s Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats reintroduces readers to 15 of the nation’s most notorious events and people with a connection to Kansas’ violent beginnings as a state. Jesse James, Big Nose Kate, Emmett Dalton, and the Birdman of Alcatraz come alive as Smarsh transports the reader to the wild west (and the more recent past) in finely woven tales of danger, violence, mayhem and desperation.

Sarah Smarsh is an award winning author of non-fiction and an assistant professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Smarsh has written for the Huffington Post, Kansas City’s The Pitch (Village Voice Media) and other publications. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from Columbia University and resides in Lawrence, Kansas.

Copies of Outlaw Tales of Kansas will be available for purchase at The Kansas City Store at NARA-KC. For more information or to make a reservation for this free event, call 816-268-8010 or register by e-mail at:

kansascity.educate@nara.gov.

WHAT IS A PUBLIC LIBRARY WORTH?

Much more than many politicians realize, one newspaper columnist eloquently argues:

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Monday, March 14, 2011

OPEN LIBRARY

Another source of free ebooks in various subjects:

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MIND42

Mind42 (Mind For Two), a neat and useful collaborative mind mapping tool for brainstorming and managing ideas in a tree-like diagram with node attributes: easy for publishing and distribution:

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DIAGRAMLY

JGraph's Diagram.ly allows you to easily draw diagrams with a range of drag-and-drop stencils, load, save or export them in JPG, PNG or SVG format, and share editing with other users in real time.

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VOZME

Free online text to voice MP3 creation-- just speak into a microphone or paste text into a box online:

LINK

NOTE: Choice of male or female voice.

Friday, March 11, 2011

FHC SEMINARS IN HAZELWOOD

I've just heard from the Director of the Family History Center in Hazelwood, MO. They have several exciting free seminars planned in April and thought we might be interested. These seminars will be held on Saturdays, 10:00-noon. Here's the info:

2 April: Scott Biondo will be sharing Italian Research tips.
9 April: Fred Held will be presenting German Research tips.
16 April: Fred Held will be sharing ways to Preserve and Publish Your Family History.

The address is:

6386 HOWDERSHELL
HAZELWOOD, MO 63042

To register or for more info: 314-731-5373.

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI GENEALOGY RESOURCES

Includes various links for Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Mississippi, Scott, and Stoddard counties:

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PHOTOVISI

Note: Planning a family reunion this summer or fall? This free application could really help you put together some dynamic family photo collages:

Photovisi is a useful tool to create photo collages-- quick and easy; just select a template, add photos, then click save and download:

LINK

COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANTS

Note: This is an initiative of the National Archives (AUS)-- grants are available to organizations in Australia only:

Applications now called for-– applications close 5.00 pm Friday 6 May 2011.

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artifacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

Since 1994 over $3.6 million has been awarded to community organisations throughout Australia.

The types of projects supported include Significance Assessments of collections; Preservation Needs Assessments of collections; conservation activities and collection management; and training workshops.

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NOTE: Mosga Messenger has regular readers in Australia, Britain, Canada, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Israel, and Brazil!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

GOOGLE IMAGE CHART EDITOR

Do you need to prepare charts/graphs as part of your job or society duties? Google Image Chart Editor allows you to select the type of chart, and then enter chart title, data and other specifications-- the chart image is then created for you to right click and save to your PC in png format. An image link is provided for you to share, or import for editing.

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SUMATRA PDF

Is Adobe Acrobat more PDF reader than you really need (and do you find its constant demands to be updated annoying)? You might want to try out the free Sumatra PDF Reader-- it’s got a much lighter footprint than does ol’ Adobe Acrobat (and therefore needs to be updated much less often):

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PERILOUS FIGHT

Researching an ancestor who served in the U.S. Navy during the War of 1812? A new book, Perilous Fight, will help you understand the hardships he faced and the heroism that he and many of his shipmates exhibited:

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DAILY PUPPY

OK, it’s not genealogy-related in any way, and I apologize for that-- but this site buries the needle on the cute-o-meter:

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

MISSOURI ANCESTOR FAMILY PHOTO ALBUMS

Via Olive Tree Genealogy:

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FOLLOW THAT LEAD: FROM CENSUS ENTRY TO GOOGLE MAPS

Podcast from the National Archives (UK) that focuses on the 1911 census:

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ORBS.COM

If you’re looking for an easy way to create/manage a website, you need to take a look a Orbs.com- free basic sites (100 pages or less), business package for more extensive/complicated sites:

LINK

COMPTON RIBBON CUTTING

You are cordially invited to a ribbon cutting at our new genealogy and local history branch library!

The Compton Library is located at 1624 Locust Street in downtown St. Louis (three blocks west of Central Library). Representatives from the Mayor’s Office and the media are expected to attend, and SLPL Executive Director Waller McGuire will offer opening remarks. Light refreshments will be available, and tours of Compton’s three floors will be available for interested members of the press and the public.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Place: Compton Library, 1624 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Free on-site parking is available for Compton Library users.

Questions? Contact Brenda McDonald for more information.

2ND ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT!

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Trivia Night. This is a fun evening and a way for StLGS to raise money for annual operating costs. We are hoping to fill up the hall, so please share this notice with others who might be interested.

We are going to try to do things somewhat differently this year:

1. We are going to have pre-trivia games again this year, but only two as opposed to three. We are opening the doors at 6pm to allow time for working on those games. Trivia will start at 7pm. 1 pre-game will be $10 and 2 will be $15. We expect a whole table to work on the answers, however, if someone prefers to purchase their own and work by themselves, they may do so. Cash prize will be $40 for each game.

2. We are going to project Kevin Carbery's questions and answers on a screen.

3. We are going to slow the event slightly by allowing two 10 min breaks for team members to take breaks without missing part of the play and to view the silent auction items. Last year, festivities had concluded by 10 pm.

4. We are adding raffle tickets this year. We will raffle 2 items only and both of those are worth $340. The items are outstanding seats for one of the Cardinal Games. One set of 4 is 18 rows behind home plate, slightly on the first base side, section 148, seats 12-15. The second set of 4 is located 1 level up in section 247 in the Redbird Club, row 2, seats 5-8. Raffle tickets will be sold for 6 for $5 or buy a "wingspan" (about 36/38 tickets) for $20.

5. We will still be offering silent auction items. Some of these include Waterway 3 Month Clean Car Club (the person who got this last year said it was better than any private clubs, and the pass was saved for these past winter months); 4 hours US research by Ann Fleming; 4 hours German research by Carol Whitton; 4 hours interpretation of German letters and documents by Martin H. Raitzsch. The three research baskets will also include 1 free year subscription to the StLGS. We also are featuring an outstanding photo of the Arch at sunrise by Chuck Norland which is an $185 value. If you have ever been in Missouri Baptist Hospital, you have seen his photos in the halls, offices and waiting rooms.

Some things will remain the same. We are still going to have that fresh popcorn, the winning table will get $160, and we still are playing 50/50, Heads or Tails, Dead or Alive.

Thanks to all who choose to participate in our 2nd Annual Trivia Night. We hope you have a great evening on Friday, March 18th. We are open to all suggestions and comments about our evening and welcome feedback.

DATE & TIME: Friday, March 18, 2011—7 pm-10 pm (doors open at 6 pm).
PLACE: Maryland Heights Center, 2344 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, Mo 63043
COST: $15 per person; $120 for a table of 8 players
MORE INFO: http://www.stlgs.org/

Thank you,

The StLGS Trivia Committee

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

DUPAGE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE NOTES

Reporter's notes about this Illinois society conference held on 26 Feb 2011:

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MISSOURI GENIE SOCIETIES ON FACEBOOK

Harrison County

Polk County

Ray County

Reynolds County

Does your society have a Facebook presence? Let us know today!

WHAT WAS HE THINKING?

What did Lincoln really think about sending former slaves back to Africa?

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LOST BOYS

A treasure trove of 3,000 photographs of Allied soldiers (various nationalities) relaxing behind the lines has been brought to light 20 years after a historian attempted to generate interest in the photos:

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Monday, March 07, 2011

FOCUS ON AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

WWII Living History Series--Focus on Aircraft Carriers:

Presentation will spotlight the role of aircraft carriers in Pacific combat.

TIME AND DATE: Thurs, March 10, 2011, 7 p.m.
PLACE: Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road, Kansas City, 64131.
COST: Free.
MORE INFO: 913-205-5304, or susan@pepperdinepr.com

Read more: LINK

FREEDOM’S GATEWAY: ST. LOUIS IN THE CIVIL WAR

Hello,

Just wanted to let you know that our marketing group with the outstanding assistance of Donna Andrews of the St. Louis Convention and Visitor Commission and Everett Dietle of the Missouri History Museum will be hosting a press conference Monday, March 14 at 11 am. This will be held in the Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum to announce the Civil War partnership collaboration, Freedom's Gateway: St. Louis in the Civil War. Dr. Robert Archibald (Missouri History Museum) and Kitty Ratcliffe (St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission) will be the speakers and the focus is the partnership organization created to highlight the Civil War in St. Louis activities, exhibitions, events and programs. We will introduce the website and promotional materials plus highlight the first Signature Event, Camp Jackson: The Tipping Point.

Please join us!

Freedom’s Gateway website

Thanks,

Tami Goldman
Cultural Tourism/Special Projects Manager
Missouri History Museum – Forest Park
Po Box 11940
St. Louis, MO 63112
Phone - (314) 454-3137
Fax – (314) 361-4826

Special exhibitions at Missouri History Museum:

1. Treasures of Napoleon - Nov 12, 2010 thru Apr 3, 2011
2. Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art - Feb 12 thru Apr 24, 2011
3. America I Am: The African American Imprint - May 29 thru Sep 5, 2011

MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM SPRING TOURS

Saturday, March 12 -- The French Connection
Our city was originally settled by the French and named for their sainted king. Naturally, our region has a wealth of French culture. Begin your exploration of this enduring heritage with a visit to Treasures of Napoleon at the Missouri History Museum. Learn about this remarkable man and his connection to St. Louis. Continue on to discover enclaves of French culture, including a visit to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, a tour of the French furniture and Impressionist collections at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and much more. Lunch is included at Cafe DeMenil.

Saturday, April 16 -- Built to Last: An Architectural History of St. Louis
St. Louis’s architecture offers a rich illustration of the past and the vision of the future the city once held for itself. This tour begins at the Missouri History Museum, discovering some of the distinct features of this fabulous building. Next, we'll board the bus to follow an architectural timeline through St. Louis neighborhoods. Highlights include, but are not limited, to pre-Civil War stone structures in Carondelet, late 19th-century buildings in Soulard and Lafayette Square, and Sixties Modern hotels downtown. Lunch is included.

Saturday, April 30 -- Freedom's Gateway: St. Louis in the Civil War
The year 2011 marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. On this tour you’ll learn what happened in St. Louis and how the city was affected by the war. You’ll also have the special opportunity to attend several of the activities commemorating this anniversary all over St. Louis, including a Sesquicentennial Signature Event--Camp Jackson: The Tipping Point, featuring an encampment and reenactment at Jefferson Barracks County Park. You’ll also visit sites such as the new Missouri Civil War Museum and the Campbell House Museum, enjoy activities at the Missouri History Museum, and much more. Lunch is included at the Campbell House.

All tours begin at 9am and return at 3pm.
The cost is $75 per person ($65 for Museum members).
Includes: transportation, tour leader, all admission charges and lunch.

Please call 314-361-9017 or email reserv@mohistory.org with any questions or to make your reservation.

NEWS FROM NANCY AT TRI-COUNTY

Hello:

The February newsletter has been posted on our website.

Regards,

Nancy Thompson
Tri-County Genealogical Society
218 W. Walnut St., Nevada, MO 64772

web: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~motcogs/
email: tricountygenealogy@centurytel.net

HAPPY 100,000 DAY!

MoSGA Messenger topped the 100,000 visitors mark sometime over this past weekend, and it’s all because of you! Thanks to all our readers, especially our faithful Followers!

Friday, March 04, 2011

MARCH MADNESS- GENEALOGY STYLE!

Going to Allen County Public Library during March? You may want to plan your visit around one or more of these events:

The weather is getting better. Travel is easier. So it's time to get out and participate in The Genealogy Center's “March Madness--Genealogy Style” events Sunday, March 13 through Saturday, March 19, 2011. Take advantage of The Genealogy Center's annual celebration to jump-start your research. This year's sessions include the following.

Why Do I Want to Look at a Revolutionary War Pension?” Sunday, March 13, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Meeting Room A

Searching the Internet for Your Genealogy (Using Google and Other Search Engines).” Monday, March 14, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Meeting Room A

Writing Personal History: Doing for Our Descendants What We Wish Great-Grandma Had Done for Us.” Tuesday, March 15, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Meeting Room C

ACGSI Computer Interest Group. Wednesday, March 16, 7:00 p.m.-9:00
p.m., Meeting Room B

Beginning Virginia Genealogical Research.” Thursday, March 17, 2:00
p.m.-3:00 p.m., Meeting Room A

Check our website for more information. Call 260-421-1225 to register, or send us an email at Genealogy@ACPL.Info.

CIVIL WAR SERVICE RECORDS ON FOOTNOTE.COM

If you haven’t taken a look at Footnote.com lately, it’s time to look again. They’re patiently adding state after state to their list of Civil War CMSRs that have been digitized:

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SCHRECK I

Max Schreck was the German actor who starred in the film “Nosferatu” (1922). It was long thought that he was buried in Berlin—-turns out that he’s actually buried just south of city limits. His grave now has a suitable marker for a person of his stature, thanks to the German Film Museum Foundation:

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ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

Good news, everyone!

We will be opening our new genealogy and local history branch on Monday, 14 March 2011.

Compton Library
1624 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Hours of operation: M-F: 9 am-5 pm; First Saturday of each month, 9 am-5 pm.
Parking: Free on-site parking for users of Compton Library


It took a while to open this new location, because doing so required the installation of new lighting, new shelving, and energy-efficient environmental systems (plus a general sprucing up). This effort has created a workroom for staff, space for the Library’s digitization projects, storage, and a small public service area with room for about 20 patrons.

Compton Library is located two blocks west of Central Library at 1624 Locust Street. Compton’s collection includes our Government Documents Collection as well as genealogy and local history materials. Items from the Special Collections Department will not be housed at Compton, but many can be sent there upon request.

Compton Library’s focus is on researchers and their needs. Compton visitors may bring their laptops if they so desire- there are outlets available. It is not intended to be a full-service branch, so only persons who need access to its specialized materials and staff subject specialists can be accommodated. Because seating is limited, please call ahead so that we can make sure we have the materials you are seeking (and that you will have a place to sit and examine them once you get here!)

Number for reservations: 314-539-0385

WAR OF THE REBELLION ATLAS

Baylor University has scanned its pristine copy of the Atlas and put the scanned images online:

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Missouri battles/campaigns:

Wilson’s Creek
Price’s Raid
Battle of Westport

Thursday, March 03, 2011

BEECHWOOD CEMETERY REGISTERS

More than 100 years worth of registers (1873-1990) of this cemetery in Ottawa, Canada are now searchable on the Ancestry.ca website. Non-subscribers can do a surname search, but you’ll need to be a subscriber to view Individual Records:

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INTERNET EXPLORER 9

If you insist on continuing to use IE, at least try using a newer, less hacker-friendly version of the old favorite:

LINK

NOTE: Remember, though, that there are good free alternatives available:

Firefox
Chrome
Opera
Safari

UNIT 731

A nurse’s belated acknowledgement of her involvement may finally force Japan to admit that some of its scientists performed horrific medical experiments on human prisoners during World War II:

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NOTE: Most of the prisoners apparently were Chinese, but some may have been Europeans or Americans.

BUT WILL THEY SURVIVE?

Even if you take meticulous care of your photographs, using archival quality materials to create them and sound archival practices to store them, it may not be enough to save them from history's trash heap:

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

DEFENSE TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER

Did you know that it existed? Well, it does- and some reports are publicly accessible:

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ANOTHER HORRIFYING DEATH—HURRAH!

This post from the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog discusses the predilection of genealogists to rejoice when they discover an ancestor who died in a horrifying manner:

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NOTE: I don’t think most genealogists are actually ghouls at heart. I think a large part of the thrill we get when finding an account of such a death is the fact that a newspaper or other printed account of that demise may be the best source of information we will ever find regarding that individual (and most such articles include at least a little info on his or her family.

GOOD NEWS FOR CZECH RESEARCHERS

Got Czech ancestors? Then you’ll be please to learn that the Czech National Library has plans to digitize 500,000 items from its collection (time frame 16th-19th centuries):

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NARA-KC MARCH EVENTS

Saturday, March 19 - The National Archives at Kansas City will close Documented Rights on March 19. This exhibition features documents from the holdings of the 13 regional National Archives facilities that give a voice to the national struggle for human and civil rights. Included are more than 80 documents, facsimiles, images, and sound recordings. For group tour information, call 816-268-8013.

Election Day, Tuesday, March 22 - In 2011 the National Archives--Kansas City will be a voting location for persons who live in Jackson County, MO, Ward 1, Precincts 6 and 7. Polling hours are 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

For more information, call 816-268-8000, visit our web site or email kansascity.archives@nara.gov. Find us on Facebook here.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

PINTA

Don’t have the money to buy Photoshop, or the patience to learn the ins and outs of the GIMP? Maybe Pinta can handle your photo-editing needs (for free):

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NOTE: Versions for Windows and Mac OS X!

KIM CARY WARREN AT NARA-KC

The National Archives at Kansas City will host author Kim Cary Warren for a discussion and signing of her book, The Quest for Citizenship: African American and Native American Education in Kansas, 1880-1935 on Thursday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. Warren will be available to sign copies of her book after the discussion. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the event.

The Quest for Citizenship examines the formation of African American and Native American citizenship, belonging, and identity in the United States by comparing educational experiences in Kansas between 1880 and 1935. Warren focuses her study on Kansas, thought by many to be the quintessential free state, not only because it was home to sizable populations of Indian groups and former slaves, but also because of its unique history of conflict over freedom during the antebellum period. After the Civil War, white reformers opened segregated schools, ultimately reinforcing the very racial hierarchies that they claimed to challenge. To resist the effects of these reformers' actions, African Americans developed strategies that emphasized inclusion and integration, while autonomy and bicultural identities provided the focal point for Native Americans' understanding of what it meant to be an American. Warren argues that these approaches to defining American citizenship served as ideological precursors to the Indian rights and civil rights movements. Warren conducted research for her book at the National Archives at Kansas City.

A native and long-time resident of Kansas City, Missouri, Kim Warren earned a BA in American Studies from Yale University as well as an MA and a PhD in History from Stanford University. Before taking a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Kansas in 2004, Warren served as the Director of the Center for Service Learning at Rockhurst University from 2002 to 2004. Warren’s teaching and research focus on gender and race in the United States, and she has also written articles on African American tourism in West Africa, interracial marriage, educational reform, civil rights, and women’s rights. Her research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation/National Academy for Education and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Copies of The Quest for Citizenship: African American and Native American Education in Kansas, 1880-1935 are available for purchase at The Kansas City Store at the National Archives. For more information or to make a reservation for this free event, call 816-268-8010 or email kansascity.educate@nara.gov.

The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit: www.archives.gov/central-plains.

MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM UPDATE

The following sources have recently been added to the Genealogy and Local History Index. To search the index globally, go here:

LINK

1. History of Central Baptist Church (1927)

2. A Detailed List of City Employees Who Drew Pay in the Month of December, 1877

3. A Souvenir of the 22nd Annual Convention of the American Bankers Ass'n Held at St. Louis, 1896

4. North-West Civic News, 1930-1931

5. Grocers and Grocers Clerks Mutual Protective Association of St. Louis circular, 1886

6. Sixtieth Anniversary of Bremen Bank, 1928

7. Playbill for the St. Louis Juvenile Opera Company's presentation of H.M.S. Pinafore in Carondelet, 1880

8. Printed list of members of Arcadian Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, St. Louis, circa 1910s

9. First Presbyterian Church Sabbath School, Saint Louis, 1860

10. Souvenir of the 25th anniversary of the St. Boniface Branch No. 556, Catholic Knights of America, St. Louis, 1914

11. The House of Eisenstadt, 1853-1908 (history of Eisenstadt Manufacturing Company, St. Louis)

12. Golden Jubilee Book, 1856-1906 / by Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church

HOUSE HISTORY WORKSHOP

Would you be interested in discovering the history of your house and its former residents? Get started at the Missouri History Museum's Library and Research Center! Associate archivist Dennis Northcott personally introduces you to our valuable holdings. Participants will have the opportunity to begin research immediately after the program.

When: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 9:30 am
Where: Library and Research Center (225 South Skinker, across from Forest Park)
How much: $10 per person; $5 for Missouri History Museum members
Reservations: To reserve a spot in this workshop, please call (314) 746-4510.

March Events Calendar