Thursday, June 5, 2008

Midnight Madness

Willard Library of Evansville, Indiana will host its annual Midnight Madness 16 - 20 June 2008. Special Collections, which houses the genealogy collection, will be open from 9 a.m. to midnight for five days and four nights of research. A number of workshops are planned and are free. Reservations are requested, but are not required. To register or to obtain more information, call 812-425-4309 or email

Workshops include the following: Beginning Genealogy, Floor Tour of the Collection, Digital Photo Albums, Photo Scanning and Editing, Joining the DAR, Searching Old German Newspapers, Newsletters and the Internet, Finding German Origins and Relatives, Why DNA, Touring Willard's Online Resources, Courthouse Research, Scrapbooking: Family Style, So You Think It Doesn't Exist, Publishing Your Family History: Practical Advice, Military Records and Establishing a Home Library for Genealogists. In addition, a one-on-one appointment for help in breaking through brick walls is available. Tuesday night the Red Bank Reunion Band will give a concert in Willard Park.

The entire genealogy collection is open and free for use during the extended hours. This is a great opportunity to spend some quality time in a great research facility.

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