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Footprints in Time(lines) by Fran Black
Monday, March 1
Footprints in Time(lines) by Fran Black  (Program)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Virtual Presentation - Zoom & Facebook

Timelines put your ancestor(s) actions and movements into historical context. They also allow us to see where we have gaps in our information, provide clues for further research, and are a good first step in writing a family research book.  Long-time OGS member, Fran Black will walk us through the importance of creating a timeline, the steps of creating a timeline, and how to use that timeline to create a biographical sketch of your ancestor.

Treasures at The Library Center
Wednesday, March 17
Treasures at The Library Center  (Program)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Virtual Presentation - Zoom & Facebook
Many times, local and genealogical libraries have valuable records in their collections which are not often used. OGS member Rita Wallace will explore some of those records from The Library Center, one of the many libraries that make up the Springfield-Greene County Library System. Included will be the S. C. Turnbo Manuscripts, the Hall Papers, Black Families of the Ozarks collection, and others.

Untangling the Family Yarn (Annette Corbell)
Monday, April 5
Untangling the Family Yarn (Annette Corbell)  (Program)
7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation - Zoom & Facebook
Everyone has family stories.  If you are fortunate, they are full of genealogical tidbits to enhance your research and not full of fiction.  This presentation presented by Annette Corbell takes family stories and breaks them down with known documentation to either prove or disprove with basic genealogical tools of a timeline and vital records. We will review a case study of a particular family story which includes riches, kidnapping of a child and death.  Let’s learn how to take that family yarn and utilize it in building your family history.

Forty years on – Learn about the Shannon County documentaries at MSU
Wednesday, April 21
Forty years on – Learn about the Shannon County documentaries at MSU  (Program)
10:00 am
Virtual Presentation - Zoom & Facebook
Anne Baker from Missouri State University will share information about the two-part Shannon County documentary project filmed in the late 1970s and released in 1981.  Months of work went into creating Shannon County: Home and Shannon County: Hearts of the Children, and that work is preserved at MSU. The documentaries are available on YouTube and have had over 500,000 views in the last few years. Ms. Baker’s presentation will show selections from the final documentaries, but also give researchers an idea of the unused video footage, photographs, and other archival material that supported the project. Ms. Baker looks forward to taking you back to a different time in Ozarks rural history.

Lula Bunyard had parents, but who were they?  See how DNA helped resolve the mystery
Monday, May 3
Lula Bunyard had parents, but who were they? See how DNA helped resolve the mystery  (Program)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Virtual Presentation - Zoom & Facebook
Join OGS member Dan Barnard as he demonstrates how Ancestry DNA tests and tools were used to unravel the family mystery of who the parents of Lula Bunyard were.  It will take you through the family history story, the life challenges and the findings clarifying the life of Lula. This presentation is not meant to be an in-depth review about DNA terminology or understanding, but simply one approach taken to help resolve family mysteries.

Digital Heritage Albums
Wednesday, May 19
Digital Heritage Albums  (Program)
10:00 am
Virtual Presentation - Zoom & Facebook
Are you wondering what will happen to your years of research finds in the future?  Is no one interested in genealogy in your family?  Do you worry that the family lore and stories will be lost?  White River Valley Historical Society Managing Director Leslie Wyman will showcase a method of creating digital albums that can be prepared without scrapbooking software, showcasing your photographs and family stories while also preserving the "boring" documents that non-researching family members are not interested in!  Handouts will be provided to help you create your own brief digital family histories that are designed to pass on your most important information without putting others to sleep!