Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tips for Researching in Manuscript Collections

Hidden Treasures: Tips and Rewards for Researching in Manuscript Collections. 


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Many family historians fail to use manuscript collections in their research, either because they are unaware of them or think they are difficult to find. This session will summarize the types of documents one can locate in manuscript collections and how that information can help in your research. Discussion will include a method for locating your family in archival collections, and how to access the collections. The donation process and tips for donating your own materials to an archives will be included. Examples will emphasize Missouri families and archival collections. 

Come here Bill Eddleman, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center, The State Historical Society of Missouri.   Bill is a trained wildlife biologist/ornithologist, he retired from Southeast Missouri State University in 2016. He has conducted genealogical research for over 25 years, produced over 20 books of abstracted records, presented to many local historical/genealogist groups, and specializes in Southeast Missouri research, land records, and military records. Bill is the past president of the Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society, and is the current President of MoSGA.

If you haven't registered for the MoSGA conference, you can do it by July 26th at mosga.org.  See you in Columbia, August 2!

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