In addition to drop-in classes and presentations on the online resources (HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com) for family researchers available through your library, there are a couple of upcoming events genealogists should add to their calendars.
The 40th anniversary celebration of the Genealogical Society of Boone County and Central Missouri — formerly the Genealogical Society of Central Missouri — will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library on Friday, October 9. That’s exactly 40 years to the date the society was formed at the Columbia Public Library in 1975! Come learn more about what we have achieved these past four decades. Current and back issues of our quarterly, The Reporter, are in our CPL reference collection, as well as many other publications that will help you find your ancestors who lived in central Missouri and elsewhere.
Another great opportunity to learn more about genealogy is to attend the local Genealogy CoMo Conference being held at 4708 Highlands Parkway in Columbia on Saturday, October 17. Sponsored by the local Family History Center, this event is free and open to the public. Register online at gencomo.org. The all-day event will feature the Senior Vice President, Genealogical Records Division, of FamilySearch as its keynote speaker and many more sessions offered by local genealogists who can give you clues to your family’s past.