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Treasured Heirlooms
Wednesday, August 17
Treasured Heirlooms  (Program)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO and Zoom
Do you have a treasure or family heirloom that has been passed down through the generations? Does it hold a special place in your heart? Let’s share. Bring your unique item to this meeting and be prepared to share a few words about your item and what it means to you and your family.
 
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in person at The Library Center
Members will receive a Zoom link



What Am I Missing? Recognizing Research Holes in Available Searches
Wednesday, September 21
What Am I Missing? Recognizing Research Holes in Available Searches  (Program)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO, and Zoom
Performing reasonably exhaustive research assumes researchers recognize the resources available to solve a research question. Genealogists must recognize pertinent resources available to solve a research question and understand the limits of each of those resources. This lecture by Patti Lee Hobbs, Certified Genealogist, helps to navigate the pitfalls.
 
 
 
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in person at The Library Center
Members will receive a Zoom link



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



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