Tuesday, September 22, 2009

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

GENEALOGY & MILITARY HISTORY Programs List
October-December 2009

Programs listed are sponsored or co-sponsored by St. Louis Public Library, and are free and open to the public. Please note that program locations vary!

October 15 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Land Rich, Dirt Poor: the Use of Land Records in Genealogical Research. Join us as we discuss ways in which the genealogist and historian can make use of land records. Belleville Public Library, Belleville, IL. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or send an email to tpearson@slpl.org. Seating is limited!

October 24 10 a.m.-Noon. Last Hurrah in the Show-Me State: Price's Raid, September- October 1864. Join us as we discuss this last-ditch attempt to capture the St. Louis Arsenal and bring Missouri under the sway of the Confederate States government. Buder Branch. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or send an email to tpearson@slpl.org.

November 14 10 a.m.-Noon. On Beyond Google: Internet Searching Tips & Tricks for the Genealogist. Join us as we discuss various ways that genealogists can search for information about ancestors on the Internet (some of them don't involve using Google). Buder Branch. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or send an email to tpearson@slpl.org .

November 17 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Illinois 24/7: the Best Internet Sources for Researching Illinois Ancestors. Join us as we discuss the very best sources for researching Illinois ancestors on the Internet (a few pay, most free). O’Fallon Public Library, O’Fallon, Illinois. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or send an email to tpearson@slpl.org .

November 19 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The Star of David and the Gold Star: Jewish American Military Service and Sacrifice. Sizable numbers of Jewish soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen were killed or wounded in action or died from disease while serving their country. This lecture includes a brief survey of the military service of American Jews from the American Revolution to the Spanish-American War, and then takes a closer look at Jewish service in World Wars I and II. St. Louis County Library Headquarters. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or send an email to tpearson@slpl.org .

December 12 10 a.m.-Noon. The Rope and the Open Square: Civil War Crime & Punishment. Join us as we discuss ways that Civil War armies punished wayward soldiers (and civilians convicted by military tribunals). Buder Branch. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or send an email to tpearson@slpl.org .

SLPL Locations:

Central Library
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
539-0381

Buder Branch
4401 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63109
352-2900

Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Programs are free and open to the public. To register or for more information, please call 539-0381 or email me at tpearson@slpl.org. Parking at Central Library is free on Saturdays (meters are not checked on weekends), and parking on the Buder Branch lot is always free.

It’s easy to add you to my programs notification list. Just email me at tpearson@slpl.org and use NOTIFY in the subject line- that’s all you need to do!

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