Monday, July 7, 2014

Event Reminder: Genealogy Conference, July 19

Genealogy Conference Looks at Land Records

When studying a family tree, it might help to think about where it grows. Using land records in genealogical research will be discussed in depth at the Butler Center's Genealogy Conference 2014, featuring Billie M. Fogarty, M. Ed., on Saturday, July 19, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the CALS Ron Robinson Theater. The conference is free and open to the public; registration is required and available at The theater's entrance may be accessed from the Main Library's parking lot, 100 Rock Street.

In addition to the conference, a Genealogy Meet & Greet will be held on Friday, July 19, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Room 124 of the Arkansas Studies Institute building, 401 President Clinton Avenue. This is an opportunity for genealogists to meet each other and share research experiences. Two episodes of PBS's Genealogy Roadshow will be shown, and refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public; registration is required and available at

Billie M. Fogarty, M. Ed., of Oklahoma City, will cover the following topics at the conference: Land/ Property: "War of 1812 Bounty Land in Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois"; Migration: "Land Runs, Lotteries, and Homesteading: Settlement American Style"; and Native American Issues: "Discovering the American Indian Archives: Repositories/Record Types-Dead Men Tell No Tales, but Their Tombstones Do."
For more information, call 501-918-3033.


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