The Natrona County Historical Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold a Wyoming History Series discussion on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room. This month’s presenter, George Trojan, will be discussing his experiences during WWII, as well as his book on the same subject, “Too Young for the Times.” This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.
The Fetterman Fight ranks among the most crushing defeats suffered by the U.S. Army in the nineteenth-century West. On December 21, 1866 a well-organized force of 1,500 to 2,000 Oglala Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors annihilated a detachment of seventy-nine infantry and cavalry soldiers and two civilian contractors. With no survivors on the U.S. side, the only eyewitness accounts of the battle came from Lakota and Cheyenne participants. Learn more about these Native views at the Natrona County Library and Fort Caspar Museum’s monthly Reading the West Book Club. We will meet on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Natrona County Library to discuss “Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight: Indian Views” by John H. Monnett. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.
In your quest to discover your family history, it might be time to take another look at FamilySearch’s online offerings. The genealogy giant’s free online databases of digitized historical documents have now surpassed 2 billion images of genealogy records with millions more being added weekly from countries around the world. The records include censuses, birth, marriage, death, court, immigration and other document types that are invaluable for individuals to make personal family history discoveries and connections. Join us for the second installment of the Natrona County Library’s 3-part series highlighting all the ways you can use FamilySearch.org to learn more about your origins. This month, put your need FamilySearch account to work and learn how to find records and sources using the search index.
- Tuesday, Feb. 11th from 5:30-7:00 pm; Let’s Begin: Setting up your free account and an introduction to using familysearch.org
- Tuesday, March 10th from 5:30-7:00pm; Finding records/sources using the index to search records.
- Tuesday April 14th from 5:50-7:00 pm; Finding elusive records/sources that do not have indexes.
Attend one or all of the programs; it is not necessary for you to attend the first in the series in order to attend the others. These programs are free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.
The Natrona County Genealogy Society will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter is Cindy Blevins, and she will be discussing tips and tricks for finding elusive records by digging deeper on FamilySearch.com. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.
The Natrona County Historical Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold a Wyoming History Series discussion on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room. This month’s presenter, Rita Murphy Galles, will be discussing early Wyoming settlers, specifically the Murphy and Sullivan families. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.