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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

RESEARCHING YOUR ANCESTORS IN FEDERAL DEPOSITORY LIBRARIES

Marie Concannon of the University of Missouri's Ellis Library will be giving a talk titled "Researching Your Ancestors in Federal Depository Library Collections" at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park) on Saturday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. Here's a description of the presentation:

In 1813, the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public would have access to its government's information. Today there are 1,200 depository libraries, including some in the St. Louis area which have publications dating back to the early 19th century. FDLP collections are not necessarily arranged with the genealogist in mind, so it is helpful to know where to look and how to access indexes. In this presentation, Marie Concannon gives strategies for researchers who would like to search FDLP collections for clues about ancestors. She will speak about state government publications for genealogical research as well.

The lecture is free. Reservations are not required.

Dennis Northcott, Associate Archivist
Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center
225 South Skinker Blvd, across from Forest Park
Tel: 314.746.4517 | Fax: 314.746.4548

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