Monday June 20th
9:00am Beginning Genealogy - Lyn Martin, Special Collections Librarian
An introduction to how to get started on your family tree.
11:00am Courthouse Research - Brenda Joyce Jerome, Certified Genealogist
Where and how to locate vital records; where to look when “official” records are not available.
2:00pm Navigating the Willard Website - Vannetta McDowell, Special Collections Library Assistant
An introduction to what is available on the Willard Library Website and the online resources that can be accessed there.
7:00pm I Have It: Now What Do I Do With It? (Tips on Saving & Storing Your Research - Connie Conrad, Genealogist
Tips on saving and storing your research. This will include some of the different options available to researchers for scanning, organizing and preserving charts and records.
Tuesday June 21st
10:00am Where Do I Go For…? : Source Books for Genealogists - Lyn Martin, Special Collections Librarian
A discussion on source books that lead you to other sources of information
1:00pm Joining the DAR - Margaret Brook, Registrar, Captain Henry Vanderburgh Chapter, NSDAR
One-on-one appointments to tell you what you will need to join the Daughters of the American Revolution
2:00pm Church Records: Willard’s Collection and On-Line Sources - Karin Marie Kirsch, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Archivist
Getting familiar with local resources to help your search for records from other areas of America and Germany.
7:00pm Victorian Mourning Customs & Their Significance - United Daughters of the Confederacy Henderson, KY
An explanation of the mourning customs of yesteryear and how they impact research.
Wednesday June 22nd
9:30am Brother vs. Brother: Civil War Research - Ron Darrah, Genealogy Researcher & Lecturer
Civil War - " Brother vs. Brother: Family History and the Civil War". This huge record group from the mid-19th century can benefit millions of genealogists. Record Range: 1860’s - 1930's
11:00am Over There: World War I Genealogy Ron Darrah, Genealogy Researcher & Lecturer
"Over There: World War One Genealogy" Millions of men and women participated in our first 20th century conflict, and they left records by the ton. Records Range: 1914 -1980's
2:00pm Lineage Societies -
Find out what it takes to join the societies and what they have to offer. The following will work with you to get you started in the various societies: Ken Gilkey, Peggy Gilkey, John Powell & Sue Berry... see chart above for who will be helping which society.
7:00pm Civil War Evansville - Stan Schmitt, Local historian
Discussion about Evansville and its history during the Civil War.
Thursday June 23rd
10:00am Finding Cemetery and Death Records (Online Resources: Updated) – Vannetta McDowell, Special Collections Lib. Assist
An introduction to valuable websites for finding important death information
1:00pm Willard Library Ghost & History Tour - Betty Palmer, Adult Services Library Assistant
A guided tour through the library, which includes stories about Willard's famous ghost and historical facts.
2:00pm Finding Germans On Both Sides of The Atlantic: Bringing the Dead to Life – Karin Marie Kirsch, St. Paul’s Lutheran,
This session will deal with the specific German states that existed at the time of immigration. Maps and resources that are available to aid research will also be discussed.
7:00pm Written In Stone: Tombstone Inscriptions - Sue Berry, Historian/ Researcher Henderson, KY
A discussion on tombstone art and the meanings of common symbols used.
Friday June 24th
10:00 am Becoming a Certified Genealogist - Brenda Joyce Jerome, Certified Genealogist
The why, what, and how of becoming a certified genealogist. Get the answers from a board certified genealogist.
1:00pm Evansville Museum: Photographs and Collections of Interest to Genealogists Thomas Lonnberg, Curator of History
A discussion about the photographs, manuscripts, & memorabilia housed at the museum.
2:00pm Thanks For the Memories Peggy K. Newton, Special Collections Library Assistant
Peggy will make suggestions for journaling family stories and traditions. Learn ways to give the gift of memories to the generations to come.