Monthly Programs are free and open to the public on the 3rd Saturday each month. Research in the library closes at 1:45 p.m. for the day and the program begins at 2:00 p.m. After a short business meeting and announcements, a featured speaker presents information on a genealogical topic of interest to all. This is your time to learn about the inner workings of the Forum. The meetings continue until 3 or 3:30 p.m. There is no research in the library after 2:00 p.m., but you're welcome to come back on Sunday from 12-5 p.m.
Please note: There are no monthly programs in July, August, and December.
Southern Families During the Revolutionary War — Carol Surrency
Do you have ancestors who fought Revolutionary War battles in the South? It was very different from the northern battles. Sometimes referred to as a civil war, it involved colonists fighting each other, rather than the British. Carol will present background information about this period in history and talk about the impact on her ancestors. Plus, she will share what she learned during a recent trip to some of the battlefields.
Tablets and Smart Phones for Genealogists: Laptop Replacements? — Peggy Baldwin
Description: Use these devices for genealogy—accessing the web and email, taking notes, accessing your documents, reading publications, taking photographs, and educating yourself. Learn about the different kinds of tablets and smartphones, and accessories like cases and keyboards. Hey, maybe you can even leave your laptop behind!
Peggy Baldwin is a professional genealogist, serving clients through her business Family Passages LLC since 2005. Peggy has been involved in technology since before the advent of PCs, continually exploring the newest technologies. She loves her iPad and her iPhone and is excited about sharing what she has learned about the value of tablets and smartphones for genealogists.