Mississippi State University Libraries is pleased to announce that the E.O. and Betty Templeton Genealogy and History Fair will return in 2021 in a virtual format. The fair will be held on June 5, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. It will feature two speakers, professional genealogist Elyse Hill and photography historian Frances O. Robb, as well as workshops from Library faculty members on genealogy topics. The fair is free to the public. Registration links for individual sessions can be found below. Attendees must register for each session they wish to attend. For more information please contact Coordinator of Manuscripts Jennifer McGillan, jmcgillan@library.msstate.edu .

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2021
Saturday, June 5th
10:30 AM

Making Digital Discoveries in Genealogy Research, Elyse Hill, Professional Genealogist

Elyse Hill

Online

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Come and learn about finding and using digital resources for genealogy research with professional genealogy Elyse Hill!

1:00 PM

A DIY Guide to Dating and Identifying Your Photographic

Frances O. Robb

Online

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Come and learn how to identify and date your historic family photographs!

2:30 PM

Breakout Sessions - Special Topics in Genealogy:

Jennifer McGillan, Mississippi State University
DeeDee Baldwin, Mississippi State University

Online

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

We are offering two sessions as breakout sessions. Select the one that is of most interest to you.

FamilySearch Basics

DeeDee Baldwin, Mississippi State University

Online

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

Join DeeDee Baldwin, History Research Librarian, to learn how to best use on-line newspaper sources for genealogy purposes.

Using and making maps for genealogy

Jennifer McGillan, Mississippi State University

Online

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

Learn how to use maps and geographic information to augment genealogy research, and also how to use information gleaned from genealogy research to create maps showing the movements of families over time.

3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions - Special Topics in Genealogy:

DeeDee Baldwin, Mississippi State University
Jennifer McGillan, Mississippi State University

3:30 PM - 3:30 PM

We are offering two sessions as breakout sessions. Select the one from the two listed below that are of most interest to you.

International Records

Jennifer McGillan, Mississippi State University

Online

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join MSU Coordinator of Manuscripts Jennifer McGillan for a review of useful sources of international records, as well as navigational tips.

Searching Newspapers Like A Pro

DeeDee Baldwin, Mississippi State University

Online

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join DeeDee Baldwin, History Research Librarian, to learn how to best use on-line newspaper sources for genealogy purposes.