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This three volume set was written by Eric G. Grundset with Briana L. Diaz and Hollis L. Gentry for the National Society of the Daughters of American Revolution.  The publication is “dedicated to the American women and girls who through their innumerable and inmeasurable efforts helped found the United States of America.”  This publication is a place for the published sources, manuscripts and materials, and the items online to be in one place about the women and girls of the American Revolution era.  It is immense.  Each volume is nearly a thousand pages of information.  I am amazed at how much has been gathered on women in the American Revolution.  The research began in 1989 for a National Genealogical Society conference program.  The research grew from a paper at a conference to this book.

The first two volumes are  a list of books, articles, thesis, dissertations, etc. by subject on women.  The many subjects include American women, American girls, African American women and Native American women.  It covers women in their many roles in the family, work, religion, economic, education, etc.  It includes their involvement in the military forces and supplying guns and material to the military. 

The second volume breaks down the bibliographies by the states.  It also includes Old Northwest, Ohio Valley, the Spanish and French Borderland, Cuba, and the British Empire.  Volume 2 also has the index to volume 1 and 2.

Volume 3 list the bibliography in alphabetical order by the author or editor.  It also puts the bibliography in chronological order with the earliest date being 1801. 

The 3 volume set is available in GLHTA at the Reference Desk.

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Genealogy Learning Lock-In

March 2, 2012, GLHTA will sponsor a Lock-in from 6-11pm.  Genealogists will have the library to themselves for the evening.  We will begin the evening with a Welcome at 6pm.  Then you can head off to 4 different classes, meet differrent heritage groups or the librarian from McKinney Public Library, have one-on-one assistance, use the computers, use the microfilm, or wonder around in the genealogy books from 6:30-8 pm.

At 8 pm, we will provide snacks at a break or you can continue to research or meet with the different groups.  Then at 9 pm, we will provide 3 more classes.  You can choose to attend them or continue with your research.

The classes will include FamilySearch.org, Legacy software, Immigration Research, Collin County Genealogy Corner, DNA and genealogy, Newspaper Research, and National Archives.  We will also have demonstrations of the Civil War Database.  The heritage groups that will be represented include DAR-Daughters of American Revolution, SAR-Sons of American Revolution, DRT-Daughters of Republic of Texas, War of 1812 Society, Mayflower Society, Scots of America, SUVCW-Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War, Collin County Genealogical Society, and Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries Inc.  The genealogy librarian from McKinney Public Library will also be here to tell you what she offers.

We will also have a few door prizes.  Registration will be required.  We only have room for 50 people.  Registration will begin February 2nd on the library webpage, www.planolibrary.gov.  Watch for the banner advertising the program.  It will send you to the link.

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Genealogy Classes

GLHTA has a nice line up of classes for January through May.

Jan. 11–Genealogy 101-How to begin your family research

Feb. 16–Genealogy 201-How to locate Vital Records

Mar. 7–Genealogy Databases-How to search in Ancestry Library Edition

Apr. 11–Immigration-How to get started in the research

May 5–Civil and Criminal Court Cases-Using Court cases to find out more about your ancestors. Special speaker Gwen Neumann

May 10–Preservation-How to take care of your photographs and documents

These classes will be from 10:30-noon in the lower level of Haggard Library in the Jeannette Bland meeting room.  No reservation necessary for the classes.

Coming soon, I will have information about the lock-in on March 2 from 6-11pm.

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