Miscellaneous

Presented by The Reuben Hoar Library and the Littleton Historical Society 

Thursday January 24, 2013 Genealogy 101 by Peter Barbella

(Snow date January 31)

Genealogy 101 is an interactive presentation designed for beginners looking to uncover

their family roots and histories.  It is presented in four major sections:

Setting Your Goals includes an introduction to genealogy

Growing Your Database will show you how to utilize genealogy societies

Presenting Your Information will focus on the ways that you can arrange your data Technology Tools covers the value of scanners, digital cameras and Smart Pens in your research

Thursday February 7, 2013          A Trip to the Hub:  Genealogical Resources of the BPL

(Snow date February 14) by Henry F. Scannell, Curator of Microtext and Newspapers at BPL           

The Boston Public Library is one of the oldest and largest libraries in the country.  It provides many resources to the genealogical researcher.  Mr. Scannell will talk on what the BPL offers in the way of databases, newspapers, indexes directories and other source materials for personal genealogies.

Thursday February 21, 2013        Military and Pension Records by Walter Hickey

(Snow date February 28)

Traditionally when one thinks of military records, Pension and Service records are all that one knows of

and seeks.  In addition to those “usual” documents there are also correspondence, hospital, congressional and
other records readily available on various resources, including Ancestry, Fold3, FamilySearch and NARA.GOV if one knows where to look and what to look for!

Thursday March 7, 2013            Researching Your Ancestors on the Internet  by Laura G. Prescott

(Snow date March 14)

The Internet offers family historians a treasure trove of resources and information.  But for every accurate and
well-researched website there are many others that have inaccurate or falsified information.  Laura will explain
which sites are reliable, how to locate information on those sites, and how to use and cite the information properly.
There are a number of websites that we never think to use for family history information.  Most sites can be accessed
free of charge, but a few are membership or subscription based.  All are among the most useful and reliable resources for anyone pursuing genealogy at any level.

All programs will be held from 7-9PM  in the Couper Room of the Reuben Hoar Library.   Please register for all events at:

www.littletonlibrary.org or by calling the library at 978-540-2600

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