Julie Miller, CG – Sources or Clues? Pitfalls of Using Published Genealogies and Online Trees @ Frasier Meadows Retirement Community - 4th Floor Assembly Room
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sharing Help And Research Experience (SHARE) @ Meadows Branch Library
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sharing Help And Research Experience (SHARE)

Bring your genealogical problems and brick wall research questions to this session. 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.

“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.