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June 06, 2014
1:00 pm : The Prairie Museum of Art & History and Archives of The Sons and Daughters of the Soddies

(All Levels) We will visit this world class exhibit of artifacts and western prairie scenery. The main building is 21,500 sq. feet of exhibits, archives, and meeting space. An earth berm, planted with native buffalo grass encircles the building and blends in with the surrounding prairie. The total complex is 24 acres with a farmstead, a windmill, hothouse and perennial herb garden. Also to be seen are the Vacin Barn, Nicol School, a Sod House, the Lone Star Church, and the Cooper Barn which houses over 100 years of agricultural history. where you can get the touch and feel of life during the 1870s and early pioneer days of this area.

1:00 pm : Libraries hold Valuable Resources with Genealogy Data at your Fingertips

(All Levels) Genealogy sources understood thoroughly enable you to trace your hard-to-find ancestors better than any discussion on how to trace a family tree. Looking at the collections held by libraries are so valuable and often allows you to understand specific historical evidence to prove your family tree.

1:00 pm : How Many Repositories are in One Courthouse?

(All Levels) Learn about the different offices and record types held in the courthouse. Laws require records to be kept and preserved, these laws change over time and the duties of the Clerk, Recorder, Treasurer and others are affected by the changing laws that govern them. You will gain understanding of the records and how to access them. What you learn in this class will benefit you as you visit courthouses throughout the country and use microfilm or online records. You will enjoy this exceptional learning opportunity.

1:00 pm : Using a FamilySearch Center to Assist with Your Research

(All Levels) This class will assist you in becoming familiar with a FamilySearch Center and how to use the resources available to you. There are more than 4,000 FamilySearch Centers in the United States. This is one of the most valuable resources available to researchers today.

1:00 pm : Cemeteries, Where are the Records?

(All Levels) Cemeteries can be huge, elaborate, and meticulously maintained or may be a simple burial plot with no obvious markings. Cemeteries may be privately or commercially owned. Cemeteries are regarded as the final resting place for people after they die. Learn what types of records are created and who keeps them at the time of a person's passing. There are more than you think!

1:00 pm : Church Records are Revealing

(All Levels) What kind of records might you find to research in a church building? Are they available for research? There are many different religions and each religion have different rules for creating and preserving records. Learn about some of the record types created by religious groups.