Midnight Madness at Willard Library


Willard LibraryJune 16 – 20, 2014
Willard Library Special Collections Department

Midnight Madness is a week long event in which the Special Collections Department holds various genealogy and history programs while also remaining open until midnight the entire week. This year Midnight Madness will run June 16 – 20, with an additional event on Saturday June 21. There is more detailed information in the attached flyer.

Class Schedule

Monday, June 16th
9:30 a.m. Beginning Genealogy: Start Putting Leaves on Your Family Tree
11:00 a.m. Tour the Willard Websites: Exploring the Genealogy Databases
2:00 p.m. Catholic Church Records in Evansville
6:00 p.m. Browning Genealogy Library

Tuesday, June 17th
9:30 a.m. Tombstone Art & Epitaphs
10:00 a.m. Joining the DAR
11:00 a.m. Come to Your “Census”
1:00 p.m. Finding Ancestors Using Land and Connected Records
2:00 p.m. Church, Cemetery and Overlooked Local Sources
6:00 p.m. The Coroner’s Office and Your Research

Wednesday, June 18th
9:30 a.m. Why Did I Ever Get Started?
11:00 a.m. Using City Directories to Fill in the Blanks
1:00 p.m. Different Ways to Record Getting Hitched
2:00 p.m. Mining Family Histories & Genealogies
6:00 p.m. Why Did They Go There

Thursday, June 19st
9:30 a.m. Source Materials for Genealogists: Where to Look First
11:00 a.m. Wedding Traditions & Customs
2:00 p.m. Tri – State Germans
4:00 p.m. Individualized German Research
6:00 p.m. Researching Old Newspapers

Friday, June 20nd
9:30 a.m. Willard Library Archives: Behind the Scenes
2:00 p.m. Printing Your Family History: Practical Advice

Saturday, June 21rd
10:00 a.m. Evansville’s Own P – 47 Thunderbolt