Sunday, May 15, 2016

Midnight Madness Scheduled June 20-24, 2016

Willard Library's annual week long  Midnight Madness  is scheduled for June 20-24, 2016. That week will be full of classes and workshops designed to increase your knowledge of genealogy in a casual and fun atmosphere. Some events are scheduled in the  Browning Gallery (new addition to Willard) and others will be on the second floor in the Bayard Room. Willard Library is located at 21 First Avenue, Evansville, Indiana.

Among the scheduled classes are the following:  Beginning Genealogy -  Researching at the Working Men's Institute (Posey County) -  Finding Your Ancestors' Land Using Your GPS  - Black Heritage Trail - Perkins and Pitfalls of Researching in Germany  - Tri-State Early German History - Women in the Civil War and Their Roles - The Famous McGary Family: Developers of SW Indiana and Kentucky - Tombstone Art - Early Schools in Evansville - Using the DAR Database to Find Your Revolutionary War Patriot - Families & Histories of Evansville's Westside 1870-1920 - Tips and Strategies for Researching Records in Languages You Don't Know - St. John's UCC 1850-2015.

Among the speakers will be Eddie Price, who is scheduled to talk on What I Saw at Cane Ridge: The Great Revival That Transformed Kentucky and The Battle of Blue Licks (Kentucky).  Well-known Evansville historian and speaker, Harold Morgan, will speak on Evansville Workforce in World War II in Pictures and Prose and The Famous McGary Family: Developers of SW Indiana and Kentucky.   Wednesday, June 22, is J. Mark Lowe Day. He will give four programs: Pitfalls, Pratfalls and Loud-Mouthed Children;  Road Crews and Jury Selection: Finding an Ancestor Without a Census;  Cheap Land on the Prairie (Or That's What the Railroad Man Said); Coffins, Urns & Zip-Lock Bags: Burial Customs and Cemetery Stories.

All classes are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required, but will be helpful in insuring adequate seating. To make a reservation, go to  Reservations  and scroll down to the classes you want. You should register for each class you plan to attend.

Published 15 May 2015, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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