The Pierre-Fort Pierre Genealogical Society meets each month on the third Tuesday, 7pm at the LDS Church (506 N. Jefferson, Pierre), unless otherwise listed. Visitors are welcome.
January Meeting will be held on January 20th. The program purpose will be to help us get excited about the new year's research possibilities. Bring the information about one person you want to find more information about and we will brainstorm to come up with ideas for further research.
February Meeting will be held on February 17th.
The presentation will be by Jane Healy on the genealogy E-resources from the SD State Library. Jane has been a teacher or librarian for decades. As Electronic Resources Coordinator for the SD State Library, she travels the eastern side of the state from her home in Sioux Falls. She enjoys showing others the wealth of information in the State Library E-resources and has uncovered a few family skeletons herself.
The presentation, which is entitled "Family Trees and Histories-Genealogy E-Resources from the State Library", promises to be very informative. Jane asks the questions: Going out on a limb to add branches to your family tree? Need to find primary or contemporary sources? She will show us what the SD State Library offers online to genealogists and historians for free to all citizens of the state. We will also find out how to use AncestryLibrary, HeritageQuest and Sanborn Maps to investigate our past. Jane recommends bringing your internet-capable device to follow along.
March Meeting will be held on March 17th.
The program will be "Historical postcards". Bring your family's memories to share. We will also look at online postcard collections, such as in Ancestry.com.
April Meeting will be held on April 21st. The program will be a presentation by Mariah Pokorny on what records are available through the Dept. of Vital Records,the process for a certified copy or a research copy (and the difference), indexes on-line,access of a county record from another county, etc. Then a question / answer session after.