Friday, September 2, 2011

Arkansas Genealogy Roadshow I

I haven't been writing too much due to the upcoming event at my library. The Donald W. Reynolds Library in Mountain Home, Arkansas, is preparing to have an Arkansas Genealogy Roadshow on Saturday, September 24th. This event will be co-sponsored by the Arkansas Genealogical Society.  We are working on having experts in the field of genealogy to lecture on their specialties.

You are invited.

Cost...No Charge!

In addition, there will be a chance to:
  • Ask the Experts Questions    
  • Visit Genealogy Vendors     
  • Visit Historical & Genealogical Society Tables     
  • Share Family History with Others     
  • Bring & Share Photographs   
The Roadshow will begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm. There will be no charge for the public to attend.  This will be our first Arkansas Genealogy Roadshow in Mountain Home, and the excitement for this event is growing.

Saturday, September 24th

7:00 – 9:00 Vendor/Speaker Arrival & Set-up.
9:00 – 9:15  Welcome & Announcements.
9:15 – 10:00 - Lisa Perry - Lisa is from the NorthEast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA) in Powhatan, Arkansas.  The archive is a branch of the Arkansas History Commission (State Archives).  NEARA's mission is to collect, preserve, and make available, source materials pertaining to the history of northeast Arkansas and its people. this facility will be an asset for those doing genealogical or historical research.  Lisa will discuss NEARA's holdings which include traditional archival material such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, newspapers, and broadsides. Books, periodicals, and other print resources create a general Arkansas history reference library. The core of NEARA's initial holdings included approximately 500 cubic feet of Lawrence County government records, donated by the Lawrence County Historical Society. These county records are among Arkansas's earliest documentary resources. Records from numerous counties in the region are also available on microfilm. As the "Mother of Counties," Lawrence County was established in 1815, prior to the creation of Arkansas Territory (1819). The county encompassed most of north Arkansas, and was later subdivided into more than thirty modern counties in both Arkansas and Missouri.

10:00 – 10:45 Ask the Experts Questions at their tables.
Vendor Tables Open.

10:45 – 11:45 Dr. Daniel Littlefield Jr. - Dr. Littlefield, author, lecturer, and director of UALR’s Sequoyah National Research Center, is a popular speaker on Native American Genealogy. The Sequoyah Center holds the largest assemblage of Native American expression in the world.

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch...Dutch Treat. Volunteers will be handing out maps to local restaurants.

1:00 – 1:45 Michael Bentley- Michael has an extensive collection of Antebellum / Civil War / Late 1800's Photographs.  He has a potential to help identify on the Kinds, Types & Eras of Photographs.

2:00 - 3:00 Dr. Buford Suffridge, retired orthodontist, will speak on the utilization of DNA as an aide in Genealogy Research.

3:00 It’s Over.
I hope to see you there!