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Archive for January 27th, 2012

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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