Land Rich, Dirt Poor: the Use of Land Records in Genealogical Research
Tom Pearson will be at the library on Thursday, October 15th at 2:00pm to present his program on using land records in genealogical research.
October 15, 2009
from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
|Where||Belleville Main Library Meeting Room|
|Contact Name||Dana Prusacki|
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Join us on Thursday, October 15th, at 2:00pm as we discuss ways in which the genealogist and historian can make use of land records.
Tom Pearson is a U.S. Air Force veteran. He holds a B.A. in History from Eureka College (IL), and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of Illinois. He has worked at Central Library in downtown St. Louis since 1989, first in History & Genealogy and then in the Special Collections Department.
Tom is editor of the St. Clair County (IL) Genealogical Society Newsletter and the Show Me State Genealogical News, the newsletter of the Missouri State Genealogical Association. He is also editor of MoSGA Messenger, the Official Blog of the Missouri State Genealogical Association. He is Secretary for Colonel Hecker Camp #443, Sons of Unions Veterans of the Civil War. He has given programs on genealogy and Civil War history at St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis County Library, Belleville Public Library, Farmington Public Library, Soldiers Memorial, and to numerous area genealogical, lineage, and patriotic societies. He was a featured speaker at the St. Louis Family History Fair in 2007 and 2008, and will be a featured speaker at the Missouri State Genealogical Association Conference in August 2009.