No July Meeting!

Just a reminder that we will not be having a meeting in July.?? Or next meeting will be the September meeting.? Enjoy the summer and try to get in a little genealogy but don?? forget to have some fun with the living relatives a well!

Happy Summer!!

Kellie

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Riders on the Orphan Train with Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster | Fayetteville Public Library

RIDERS ON THE ORPHAN TRAIN WITH ALISON MOORE AND PHIL LANCASTER

Event Date:?Wednesday, June 12, 2013 ??6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event Category:?Adult

Registration required:?no

Novelist and Humanities Scholar Alison Moore and singer/songwriter Phil Lancaster have combined audio visual elements, historical fiction and musical ballads into a collaborative performance that brings the Orphan Trains, a largely-unknown chapter in American history, to the public.

The one-hour multi-media presentation, Riders on the Orphan Train, tells the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. An estimated 1200 of these children came to Texas. The presentation is comprised of original music, an audio-visual presentation of archival photographs and interviews with surviving orphan train riders one who came to Greenville, TX and is followed by a dramatic recitation from a forthcoming historical novel about the Orphan Trains by Alison Moore.

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September Meeting Program Change! Picaboo Publishing by Mechel Wall

Program Change! ?Michel Wall has agreed to present a program on publishing our genealogy!

There is nothing more exciting than finding the name of that long lost relative or even digging up a photo of an ancestor whose face you have never seen. ?Once you have found all of this great information and compiled the inspiring stories of their lives, you will want to share it with others.

Publishing a compilation of genealogical data or a life story can be daunting. ?Learning to use complicated publishing software takes valuable time and once it is done the cost of the book can be prohibitive.
Picaboo has been helping people get their photos into printed hardbound books for decades and with the newly launched Yearbook division, it is the perfect fit for someone who wants to combine photos and stories in a simple, user friendly program. ?The real surprise is the cost. ?It?? very affordable and a fraction of the cost of other On-Demand Publishers. ?Picaboo can print up to 200,000 books a day or just one ?- yours.
This free workshop will give attendees an overview of the publishing system, demonstrate how a typical book is created and shows how to make the book collaborative. ?Others can submit photos, work on sections of the book and purchase it in your very own storefront. ?The program is free, the class is free and the only thing you pay for are the books you publish.

Mechel Wall

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Your Voice.Our Future ??FPL 2035 Public Input Session | Fayetteville Public Library

Event Date:

Sunday, June 2, 2013 ??4:30pm to 6:00pm

Registration required:

no

We are in the planning processs and your input is important to us. Join us after the Adam Collins Jazz Trio for refreshments and a discussion of the library?? future.

If you can not make a session, please take our short survey and earn a $4.00 fee waiver or print credit!

FPL ONLINE SURVEY

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The library is having input sessions on the future space planning for the library! Please attend one of these sessions if at all possible. ?There is also a link to a survey that you can take if you aren?? available to attend one of the sessions.

Kellie

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Your Voice.Our Future ??FPL 2035 Public Input Session | Fayetteville Public Library

YOUR VOICE.OUR FUTURE ??FPL 2035 PUBLIC INPUT SESSION

Event Date:

Monday, June 3, 2013 ??5:30pm to 7:00pm

Registration required:

no

Join us for refreshments and a discussion of the library?? future.

Can?? make it ?? please take our short survey and earn $4.00 fee waiver or print credit!

FPL ONLINE SURVEY

via?Your Voice.Our Future ??FPL 2035 Public Input Session | Fayetteville Public Library.

The library is having input sessions on the future space planning for the library! Please attend one of these sessions if at all possible. ?There is also a link to a survey that you can take if you aren?? available to attend one of the sessions.

Kellie

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What a great meeting! Joshua Youngblood on Genealogical Research using Photographs

Joshua Youngblood presented a wonderful program on genealogical research using photographs! ?I really enjoyed this program very much and thought his presentation was wonderful.

He talked about the different types of photographs. ?Then, he talked about the amazing amounts of information available in photographs if you pay attention to the details and apply a little bit of historic information to what you see. ?He taught us about the process of viewing our photographs in quadrants to help us concentrate on gaining the maximum amount of information from the photograph!

Here are a few links to help you continue your research using photographs!

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Don?? forget about the meeting on Saturday!

Joshua Youngblood from the University of Arkansas Special Collections will present the program on using photographs to further our genealogical research. This is a program you don?? want to miss!! The meeting will be at 10am on Saturday, May 18th in the Walker Room on the first floor of the Fayetteville Public Library. Hope to see you there!!! Kellie

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Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fayetteville

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A meeting to explore the formation of a Combs Chapel Cemetery Association

A meeting to explore the formation of a Combs Chapel Cemetery Association will take place Sunday, April 21, at the Fayetteville Public Library at 2 p.m.

Located in southeast Fayetteville, Combs Chapel Cemetery is one of the county?? oldest graveyards, with burials dating to the 1850s, according to Susan Young, meeting organizer. Among the oldest burials there are members of the Brooks, Broyles, Cline, Collins, Combs, Edmondsons, Mayes, Mhoon, Ridley and Sutton families.

For more information, call 479-422-8553 or email combscemetery@gmail.com.

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Classes: Gather Your Family

Classes

2013 Classes (subject to change)

Cherokee Genealogy, A Beginner?? Guide

Gene Norris, Senior Geneologist with the Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc.

The main focus of this presentation will be on how to start your research and what records are available to trace your Cherokee ancestry from the earliest known documents which were produced during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

My Great Grandma Was a Cherokee Princess

Gene Norris, Senior Geneologist with the Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc.

the main focus of this presentation will discuss the common misconceptions that the general public has in regards to Cherokee culture and history throughout time which has been perpetuated by public media and handed down through the generations.

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This is just a sampling of the classes available at the Gather Your Family Northwest Arkansas Family History Conference! ?Check out the full class list on the Classes Page: ?https://sites.google.com/site/arkfamilyhistory/topics

Then register and come to some or all of the classes on Saturday, April 13th!

When:? April 13, 2013

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

 

Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

6731 Lynches Ferry Cove

Springdale, AR

Info:????? Dianne Letsch

479-466-4307

Come learn about finding your ancestors!

Hope to see you there!

Kellie

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