Saturday, October 10, 2009

Genealogy Internet Web-Site Program at Surfside Beach Library

GSGC members, Kathryn Brannigan Walizer and Lois Butler, will present a program at the Surfside Beach Library on genealogy research using various Internet websites. Topics will include Ellis Island on the Web, HeritageQuest Online, RootsWeb, USGenWeb, Cyndi’s List and ShoeString Genealogy. Tips on accessing website information will be provided.

The 2-hour program will be held Monday, October 19, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The library is located at 410 Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach, SC.

Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops or share with a friend and follow along the websites in real-time.

No laptop? No problem. Just bring your questions and a notepad.

The public is invited.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Ohio Historical Society’s Archives/Library to Reduce Hours of Operation

The Ohio Historical Center, located in Columbus, Ohio and part of the Ohio Historical Society (OHS), will undergo its first major overhaul in twenty years. Most of the current exhibits will be dismantled and removed – replaced by what officials are calling a "collections learning center." Thousands of items, many of which have not been publicly displayed before, will be moved from warehouse storage to the museum.

Researchers using OHS’s Archives/Library will feel the affects of the overhaul. As a result of the construction which will begin January 1, 2010, the Archives/Library (located on the third floor of the Ohio Historical Center) will reduce hours of operation from the current 3-days per week to 1-day per week during the fourteen month construction period (January 2010 through February 2011). Currently, the Archives/Library is open to researchers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday but beginning January 1, 2010 will be open only on Thursdays. Hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.