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Genealogy Events

John Baker Presents the Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation - (Genealogy)

Apr 28, 2018 (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
A descendant of Wessyngton slaves, author, speaker and genealogist John F. Baker Jr., has written the most accessible and exciting work of African American history since Roots.

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Midnight Madness -  - (Genealogy)

Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018 (9:30 AM)
Today's speaker:
J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

J. Mark Lowe, CG, is a a full-time professional genealogist, author, and teacher. Learn more about his professional biography online at:
www.kytnresearch.com

The library will stay open until midnight for those who would like to stay and research.
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Registration for Mark Lowe Keynote Address - (Genealogy)

Jun 18, 2018 (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
9:30 a.m. J. Mark Lowe
Keynote Address (2 Hours)
Diamonds, Rubies and Lumps of Coal
Understand the use of evidence, artifacts, and tales in the development of a strong genealogical argument and family narrative.
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Registration for Mark Lowe- Pioneers of the Frontier: Using Online Newspapers to Find Early Settlers - (Genealogy)

Jun 18, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Pioneers of the Frontier: Using Online Newspapers to Find Early Settlers
See how free and commercial newspaper databases may help you find early family members. Learn the techniques and tips that will bring you research success.
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Registration for Mark Lowe- Taxes Rule the World: Property, Poll, AdValorem, Permission - (Genealogy)

Jun 18, 2018 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Taxes Rule the World: Property, Poll,
AdValorem, Permission
Following your Ancestors paying taxes may be the answer to your research problems. Learn to use their delay in paying as a tool to finding those pesky family members. Tax records can tell us much more than about property. (Using Delinquent Tax Lists and Release Books
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Midnight Madness - (Genealogy)

Jun 19, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018 (9:30 AM)
All Day Genealogy Event

Library will stay open until Midnight for those who would like to stay and research.
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Registration for Beginning Genealogy - (Genealogy)

Jun 19, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
9:30 a.m. Beginning Genealogy: Begin Putting Leaves on Your Family Tree - Lyn Martin, Special Collections Librarian, Willard Library
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Registration for Using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - (Genealogy)

Jun 19, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
Using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – Stan Schmitt, Library Assistant, Willard Library
Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for researching neighborhood structures.
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Daughters of the American Revolution Research Assistance - (Genealogy)

Jun 19, 2018 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Daughters of the American Revolution Research Assistance – Melinda King, NSDAR Regional Volunteer Coordinator

Look into the DAR website to find patriots in your lineage.
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Introduction to the Willard Library Databases  - (Genealogy)

Jun 19, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Introduction to the Willard Library Databases– Lucy Hart, Assistant Librarian, Willard Library
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Navigating the new familysearch.org website  - (Genealogy)

Jun 19, 2018 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Navigating the new familysearch.org website – Brian Lankford, Family Researcher and Author
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Midnight Madness - (Genealogy)

Jun 20, 2018 - Jun 21, 2018 (9:30 AM)
Todays Speaker:
Debra Smith Renard

Debra Smith Renard, the founder of Eureka! Genealogy, is a full-time Genetic Genealogist with Legacy Tree Genealogists. Debra speaks at the local, regional and national levels and is especially passionate about helping those with unknown birth family find their roots.

The library will stay open until midnight for those who would like to stay and research.
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Register for Debra Renard The ABC’s of DNA - An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy (Beginner) - (Genealogy)

Jun 20, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
The ABC’s of DNA - An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy (Beginner)

An overview of the most accurate tool available to build your family history. Using DNA to solve genealogical challenges has become a “must-have†skill!
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Register For Debra Renard-Getting Acquainted with AncestryDNA  - (Genealogy)

Jun 20, 2018 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Getting Acquainted with AncestryDNA – Your Test Results and the Tools You Can Use (All)
Learn what AncestryDNA testing results include and what they mean. Get familiar with the tools the site provides, both old and new.
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Register for Debra Renard - Cuz We’re Cousins - (Genealogy)

Jun 20, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Cuz We’re Cousins – Using Autosomal DNA Testing to Break Down Brick Walls
Autosomal DNA testing is a great tool for breaking through long-standing roadblocks. We’ll discuss the nature of atDNA, strengths, limitations, relationship predictions, and testing companies
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Register for Debra Renard - Mirror, Mirror in the Tree – Please Reveal My Family - (Genealogy)

Jun 20, 2018 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Mirror, Mirror in the Tree – Please Reveal My Family
Using autosomal DNA results with mirror trees is a great tools for solving mysteries, whether unknown birth family or traditional brick walls.
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Midnight Madness - (Genealogy)

Jun 21, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018 (9:30 AM)
Midnight Madness

All Day Genealogy Event
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Register for Emigration and Migration in the Tri-State - - (Genealogy)

Jun 21, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
Emigration and Migration in the Tri-State

- Karin Kirsch, Researcher and Family Historian
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Register for History of Evansville Area Schools - (Genealogy)

Jun 21, 2018 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
History of Evansville Area Schools


Harold Morgan, Author, Lecturer

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Registration for Land Records: Account for Every Acre - (Genealogy)

Jun 21, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Land Records: Account for Every Acre –

Stan Schmitt, Library Assistant
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Register for Prominent Women in Evansville History - (Genealogy)

Jun 21, 2018 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Prominent Women in Evansville History

Pat Sides, Archivist, Willard Library
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Midnight Madness - (Genealogy)

Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018 (9:30 AM)
Living History of the Civil War – Today we will be in the Park learning about how the soldiers of the Civil War lived and trained.
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