Learn How To Trace Your Family Tree At The Library

Family Treeby Kathleen O’Dell ,

Springfield-Greene County

Library District

Dreading the wintry days ahead? Knock the chill off with some entertainment at the Library!

All ages are invited to watch the Alfred Hitchcock classic “The Lady Vanishes,” not rated, 1938, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Library Center auditorium.

Come back at the same time Jan. 16 for another Hitchcock classic, “Shadow of a Doubt,” rated PG, 1943.

Would you like to know how to trace your family tree and find fascinating stories like the ones on the popular TV show “Who Do You Think You Are”? Then join the free Genealogy Symposium from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, in the Library Center auditorium.

Here’s the lineup:

9:30-10:30 a.m. What’s in the News for Genealogists? Local History Associate John Rutherford will highlight newspapers available through the library and what items can help your research.

11 a.m.-noon: Fold 3 and America’s Obituaries and Death Notices. Local History Associate Renee Glass will present tips to use these helpful library databases.

1-2:30 p.m. Tracing Your World War I Ancestor: Local History Associate Michael Price will explain how to research your ancestors who fought in World War I.

3-4 p.m. Discovering Your Genealogy in Family Photographs: Local History Associate Konrad Stump will explain how to use family photographs for genealogical research.

At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Brentwood Branch, enjoy The Joy Pickers, a subgroup of Schweitzer United Methodist Church’s Senior Saints, use ukuleles, guitars and dulcimers in their blend of gospel and folk music. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, in the Library Center auditorium, enjoy an afternoon of fine guitar picking with Randy Buckner, a fingerstyle guitarist who plays in the style of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Excited about 3-D printing? Join a workshop series: Design and Print in 3-D at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 12-26 and Feb. 2, in the Midtown Carnegie Branch basement meeting room. Register once for the entire series. Registration starts December 15; call 862-0135 to register.

Kathleen O’Dell is community relations director of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at kathleeno@thelibrary.org.