Plainfield Public Library. Indiana librarians can receive 4 LEU credits for attending.
Dr. Colletta will offer 4 sessions:
--Breaking Through Brick Walls: Use Your HEAD! - tips for how to overcome seeming insurmountable obstacles in your genealogy research (e.g. several men with the same name or families with common surnames).
--The County Courthouse: Your 'Trunk in the Attic' - a review of the many resources that are available in courthouses.
--Using 19th-Century Newspapers for Family History - a focus on the lesser-used items in newspapers, such as advertisements, estate settlements, real estate transfers and local elections.
--Seventeen Repositories, One Life: Uncommon Original Sources Portray a 19th-Century Immigrant - how the use of smaller, more specialized records repositories can bring personal details of an ancestor to light.
The workshop is free, but seating is limited, and pre-registration is required (lunch is on your own). Register online via the library's events calendar, or contact the library's Indiana Room - phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114; firstname.lastname@example.org.