Sharing Help And Research Experience (SHARE) @ Meadows Branch Library
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sharing Help And Research Experience (SHARE)

Are you relatively new to family history research and looking for ideas on where to search? Bring your genealogical research question to this session to get ideas about where to research next. We will engage in interactive and cooperative problem-solving in a friendly and supportive environment.

The SHARE session will have a discussion leader who keeps the conversation moving and operates a computer to conduct searches with group input that are projected for all to see.  Learning takes place by hearing others' research problems and then exploring possible solutions. This will be a brainstorming or (small-scale) crowdsourcing exercise.

Due to time constraints, we will be able to discuss only four research questions. This presentation is free, and registration is requested. Please reserve your spot with Diane Barbour at

Software Programs to Help Organize Your Research @ Meadows Branch Library
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by Beth Benko and Diane Barbour, PLCGS

Learn about the advantages of recording and organizing your genealogical information in a specialized software program. Beth will present an overview of the Legacy Family Tree software program. Diane will show you with an overview of how Family Tree Maker operates. From this full two hour program, you will be able to decide which genealogy software program appeals to you. Your genealogy software will probably be with you during your entire research career, so it is a good idea to pick the one that fits you best.

This presentation is free, and registration is requested. Please reserve your spot with Diane Barbour at

“You be the Jury: The Court Martial of Lyman F. Rounds” by Michael Rounds @ Frasier Meadows Retirement Community - 4th Floor Assembly Room
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In 1833, fourteen deserters were found and voluntarily returned to Fort Towson after the pursuit party withdrew. Four were subsequently charged with Desertion and Mutiny. We will be following the transcript of the General Court Martial held at Fort Towson May 15 – 31, 1833 documenting the charges, witness statements, questioning, cross-examination and defendant’s statement for the trial of Corporal Lyman F. Rounds of Light Company “A” 3d Infantry, 7th U.S. Infantry. We will then deliberate on the testimony and deliver our verdict before learning what the court decided.

Speaker: Michael Rounds was introduced to genealogy in Boy Scouts when he earned the genealogy merit badge. Many years later when he had kids, he resumed researching so he could answer that question: “Dad, where did I come from?” His most recent ancestors migrated to America in the 1840’s, and several of his ancestor lines migrated in the 1680’s.