Many of our customers come to our branch to learn how to begin their genealogy search. Unfortunately, many of us here at the Riverside Branch are not experts in this subject. But we do have a very excellent resource available to us, the Midwest Genealogy Center, which is a part of the MCPL system. Starting in January of 2012, we will begin an evening series of genealogy-related topics taught by the expert staff from the MGC.
Midwest Genealogy Offers Great Help for Ancestry Search
On a recent daytrip to Jamesport, MO we ventured over to Trenton, MO to see the Crowder State Park. This is supposedly named after a distant relative of mine, Enoch Crowder, who was a Major General in the U.S. Army. He was instrumental in developing the Selective Service Act during World War 1 and was also an ambassador to Cuba.
Genealogy Conferences – Getting Out in the Genealogy Community
Recently, I attended the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This is an annual genealogy conference that meets at a difference location in the United States each year. Conferences such as FGS provide wonderful opportunities to learn new genealogical techniques and tips as well as meet fellow genealogists. Topics at the 2014 FGS conference were diverse; sessions included “Publish!