Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Genealogy Workshops Offered in Memphis

Prepare for your summer family reunion and impress your relatives researching your family history. Learn from experts how to trace your lineage at the Library during the month of May. At 7 p.m., on Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27, at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, a series of no-cost, two-hour programs, will explore different aspects of genealogy research. Beginners are welcomed and experienced genealogists can get a refresher.

To register or for more information, call 415-2742.

Genealogy Workshop Schedule
Tuesday, May 6
7 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy
8 p.m. Immigration and Naturalization Records

Tuesday, May 13
7 p.m. Vital Records
8 p.m. United States Census Records

Tuesday, May 20
7 p.m. African American Genealogy
8 p.m. Native American (Cherokee) Genealogy

Tuesday, May 27
7 p.m. Using Original Records to Join a Heredity Society
8 p.m. Military Records

About Memphis Public Library & Information Center’s Genealogy Department

The microfilm and print genealogy materials available at the Memphis Public Library & Information Center enable individuals to research family history, and trace the movements of relatives, especially in the southeastern United States. The collection includes more than 20,000 genealogy books. The History Department staff, with assistance from local volunteers, has collected and indexed Shelby county marriage, death, probate, church, cemetery, and funeral home records to aide research.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Remembering Concrete Roads

The DAR dedicated a concrete marker in Saltillo to remember County Road 681 which was one of the first concrete roads south of the Mason-Dixon line.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Wow - Have I Really Not Posted?

I just noticed that I haven't posted in a long time here. I really didn't realize it's been 6 weeks! Let me encourage you to read some great Mississippi blogs that are in the sidebar. I've tried unsuccessfully to find a couple of co-bloggers for this blog. I'll try to do better.