Author Archives: Tim

About Tim

Tim is the past president of the Genealogical Society of Central Missouri and teaches genealogy help classes at the library on a regular basis.

November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption month. More than 100,000 children and youth in the U.S. foster care system are awaiting permanent families. National Adoption Month is a time to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care, and …
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Roots of the Local Genealogical Movement

Thirty-five years ago this October, the Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA) began its grass roots efforts to protect old family cemeteries, preserve precious records and help people discover their own roots. This work began after the popular television mini-series “Roots,” based on the book by Alex …
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Festivals for Local History Buffs

If you’re into local history and festivals, you’re in luck. September 13 and 14, be a part of the Battle of Centralia reenactment weekend. Held in in Centralia, Missouri, this event commemorates the 150th anniversary of the fight between Federal troops and Confederate “Bloody …
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