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Saturday, June 02, 2012

FINDING THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE ICONIC IN CIVIL WAR DOCUMENTS: A WORKSHOP

June 16, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In his popular “150 Years Ago” column for The Columbia Daily Tribune, Rudi Keller often has to compose thumbnail sketches of individuals from the Civil War period on tight deadlines. Learn about the resources he turns to time and again for accurate information in a hurry: Goodspeed’s county histories, the SHSMO surname index, Ancestry.com, and other well-developed lineage directories.

SHSMO Curator Joan Stack has studied the visual culture of the period, from patriotic envelopes to printed currency and illustrated newspapers such as Harper’s Weekly and Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. She will share with you how to draw important conclusions from these historical records.

And Reference Specialist Amy L. Waters will show you how to use government records, including census, military service, land, and pension, to determine the part your ancestors played in this national conflict.

Reserve your spot by June 12 at (573) 882-7083. $25 nonmembers • $15 members

The State Historical Society of Missouri
Research Center
1020 Lowry Street
Columbia, MO 65201

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