Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Genealogy Conference: July 18, 2009

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, in conjunction with the Arkansas Genealogical Society (AGS), will host the eighth annual Genealogy Workshop. Featured guest speaker Beau Sharbrough will be introduced by the Butler Center's genealogy specialist, Rhonda Stewart. The workshop will be held Saturday, July 18, 2009, in the Darragh Center at the Main Library.

Genealogy Workshop attendees will learn about practical applications for family history research. Sharbrough will introduce the group to Footnote.com, a website of historical documents and social networking, and RootsWorks.com, where researchers can learn how to use the latest technical tools to easily maintain and navigate genealogy research. The group will also discuss the pros and cons of automatic research assistants such as GenSmarts, Ancestry.com, and Internet search engines.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m., and the workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. To reserve your spot and order your lunch, contact the Arkansas Studies Institute at (501) 320-5700 or e-mail Rhonda Stewart at rstewart@cals.org.


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