Thursday, October 15, 2009

November-December Programs

Here's a list of genealogy and local history programs for November and December at the Seymour library. Hope you can join us for some or all of them.

ANCESTORS IN ARCHIVES
What To Do When It's Not online
Thursday, Nov. 5, 10 am
Location: Seymour Classroom
Limit 9
Registration preferred by Nov. 2

DID YOUR ANCESTORS HEED THE CALL OF THE WILD?
Thursday, Dec. 10, 10 am
Location: Seymour Classroom
Limit 9
Registration preferred by Dec. 4

GEN-TALK GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP
Read up on the topic of the month in books and online, join the discussion and/or ask questions.
Saturdays, 10 am
November 14: The Grands Were "just farmers" - or were they? Avocations & Memberships.
December 12: More on Migration: Where Did They Go After They Came Ashore?

RENO: BROTHERS & OUTLAW GANG
Another Look at Jackson County in the 1860s
Presenter: Mark Boardman, "The Man Behind the Mask"
Saturday, November 14, 2 pm
Seymour Library Meeting Room
Reservations Requested
Mark Boardman, who has been researching the "old west" and its outlaws for years, will discuss the Reno Gang. Mark is "the man behind the mask" on the Scarlet Mask website and publishes on True West magazine.

FREE GENEALOGY PROGRAM NOVEMBER 21, 10 am-3 pm
at the Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus.
The Bartholomew County Genealogical Society invites those interested in family research to attend a free special program from 10 am until 3 pm Saturday, November 21, at the public library in Columbus.

Indiana's German-American Heritage will be addressed by Dr. Giles Hoyt. Focusing on Bartholomew County, Dr. Hoyt will describe the origins of Indiana's German-American population, their migration to Indiana, and German-American life in the state. He also will offer a list of internet resources. Dr. Hoyt is Professor Emeritus of German and Philanthropic Studies and Director-Emeritus of the Max Kade German American Center, Indiana-Purdue University, Indianapolis. An internationally recognized scholar in German studies, Dr. Hoyt is well known in the Indiana German community and has been instrumental in saving German-American cultural treasures in Indiana.

Charlotte Sellers, JCPL Local History Specialist and appointed Jackson County Historian and Genealogist, will offer "An Intrepid Researcher's Tips for Finding Stuff in Libraries, Archives, and Courthouses."

"Who's Your Mama?" is the title of the talk to be given by Jane Johnson, past president of the Bartholomew County Genealogical Society and currently editor of its quarterly, Ancestors.

Help on individual genealogical projects will be provided by Donna Kuhlman, genealogist and current vice president of the BCGS. She has done extensive research on Bartholomew County families.

Additional information is available from the BCGS at bcgs47202@yahoo.com or by calling 812-372-9274. Lunch will be available for a $3 donation.
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Charlotte Sellers

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