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Scanning Genealogical Pictures and Documents
Monday, October 3
Scanning Genealogical Pictures and Documents  (Program)
7:00 pm
OGS Library, 534 W. Catalpa St, Springfield, MO and Zoom
Do you have a treasure trove of pictures and documents stored away? Let's examine how you can digitize those treasures. John Carter will cover the basics of scanning (file type, scan resolution, etc.). He will also show us the different scanners available for our use. Finally, he will give us some ideas on storing our digital files to keep them safe and make them readily accessible.
 
Attendance Options
in person at The OGS Library
Members will receive a Zoom link


Searching for the Edwards Trace
Wednesday, October 19
Searching for the Edwards Trace  (Program)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO, and Zoom
Tracy Garrison, genealogist and surveyor for over thirty years, will discuss the work of amateur archaeologists, local historians, and surveyors to document the Edwards Trace in Illinois. The Edwards Trace was used first by animals and then by Native Americans as an alternative to canoeing up the Illinois River from St. Louis to Peoria. It was used during the War of 1812 and by early settlers moving northward into Illinois from St. Louis. Tracy has worked since 2000 as the GIS manager for Sangamon County, Illinois.
 
 
Attendance Options
in person at The Library Center
Members will receive a Zoom link



Access to the 1950 Census
Monday, November 7
Access to the 1950 Census  (Program)
7:00 pm
OGS Library, 534 W. Catalpa St, Springfield, MO and Zoom
National enumerations beginning in 1790 were done every ten years to determine the population of the country. For privacy reasons, they are released to the public 72 years after the census date. This year the 1950 census was released. John Ware of the Tennessee State Genealogical Society will discuss the ins and outs of the 1950 census in this presentation. 
 
Attendance Options
in person at The OGS Library
Members will receive a Zoom link


Wednesday, November 16
OGS Memorial Service  (Program)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO, and Zoom
Honoring our OGS families with a memorial service.
 
 
 
 
 
Attendance Options
in person at The Library Center
Members will receive a Zoom link



Holiday Food Traditions from Around the World
Wednesday, December 21
Holiday Food Traditions from Around the World  (Program)
10:00 am
The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO, and Zoom
Description:  Which country’s ancestors had the best holiday recipes? Are they still popular today? We will explore the origins of holiday foods from various countries. If you have a family favorite recipe, bring copies to share. And samples too! Everyone is invited to bring a treat to share for the annual holiday program. Discussion led by Mitzie Zerr
 
 
Attendance Options
in person at The Library Center
Members will receive a Zoom link



The Future of History
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
The Future of History  (Program)
10:00 am
The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO, and Zoom
Chuck Sherrill, retired Tennessee State Librarian and Archivist, describes the creation and evolution of historical documents and their preservation from the ancient past to our modern day. He will explain how modern technology can reverse the damage to documents so important to genealogists today and will provide methods for more efficient research in the future. The presentation will be via Zoom
 
Attendance Options
in person at The Library Center
Members will receive a Zoom link



Does that Even Make Sense?
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Does that Even Make Sense?  (Program)
10:00 am
The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO, and Zoom
Online trees: a genealogist friend or foe? Learn tools for evaluating whether the information in online trees should be added to your own work. Daniel Lilienkamp will present via Zoom.
 
 
Attendance Options
in person at The Library Center
Members will receive a Zoom link