Shaking the Family Tree
July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
Genealogy workshops to help you discover new branches. Sponsored by the Logan County Archives and the Logan County Public Library
Doors open & Welcome – 9:30AM
Poking Holes in Family Lore – 10AM
Presented by Denise Shoulders
Every story has a bit of truth to it, even in family history. How do you separate the facts from embellishments? Using a real example from her research, Denise will show you how she poked holes in a family story to get to the truth about an event in her family that caused a disconnect for multiple generations. She’ll also show you tips and tricks for locating family members in census records when you don’t know what surname a person may have used.
Oral History Collection at Logan County Public Library – 11 AM
Presented by Evelyn Richardson
Most people don’t realize the extent of the Logan County Public Library’s oral history collection — from Rena Milliken’s interviews in the 1970s to the episodes of Don Neagle’s Feedback. Mrs. Richardson will show you what is available and how the library can help you with genealogy.
Lunch – Noon
Civil War Timeline of Logan County – 1PM
Presented by Mark Griffin
Everyone knows about the big battles of the Civil War but do you know what happened locally? Mark Griffin will give a brief synopsis of some of the key events that happened in Logan County and the surrounding area.
Shaker Diaries – 2PM
Tommy Hines of South Union Shaker Village
The first Shakers arrived in 1805 at what would be called South Union. They kept diaries and journals of their time here. These resources help to provide details and opinions about events that happened to people here.