UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Sep
19
Thu
Genealogy Workshop: Ellis Island @ Crawford Room
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold their monthly genealogy workshop the evening of Thursday, September 19 at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter, Genealogist Kathy Tarullo, will discuss Ellis Island. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Oct
17
Thu
Genealogy Workshop: Using DNA to Solve Adoptions and Other Mysteries @ Crawford Room
Oct 17 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, October 17 at 6:45 pm at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter, NCGS member Pat Parton, will discuss how DNA can be used to solve adoptions and other mysteries. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Nov
21
Thu
Genealogy Workshop: “Navigating FamilySearch: Finding Indexed Sources,” presented by Cindy Blevins @ Crawford Room
Nov 21 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, November 21 at 6:45 pm in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter, Cindy Blevins, will do a deeper dive for how to navigate FamilySearch to find indexed sources. FamilySearch is a free online resource and the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records, and resources. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
7
Tue
Reading the West Book Club: “The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman” by Margot Mifflin @ Fort Caspar
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Library and Fort Caspar Museum’s monthly Reading the West Book Club will meet on Tuesday, January 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Fort Caspar to discuss “The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman” by Margot Mifflin. Stop by the library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
16
Thu
Genealogy Workshop: Cemetery Records for Genealogy, presented by Lori Stetson @ Crawford Room
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter, Lisa Stetson, will discuss cemetery burial records. These records, sometimes called permits for burial, often include birth, marriage, and death information, which can prove useful when tracking your family’s lineage. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Jan
23
Thu
Wyoming History Series: Cowboy Letters of the Old West @ Crawford Room
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Historical Society, in partnership with the Natrona County Library, will hold a Wyoming History Series discussion on Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room. This month’s presenter will be discussing cowboy letters of the Old West—an important epistolary narrative of our state’s history, and an integral part of piecing together the Old West that made Wyoming. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
4
Tue
Reading the West Book Club: “The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West” by John F. Ross @ Crawford Room
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Library and Fort Caspar Museum’s monthly Reading the West Book Club will meet on Tuesday, February 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Natrona County Library to discuss “The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West” by John F. Ross. Stop by the Library’s second floor desk to register and pick up a copy. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
11
Tue
FamilySearch Workshop: Getting Started @ Tech Center
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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 free genealogy 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 at the Natrona County Library to learn about using the free genealogical website, FamilySearch.org, in 3 parts. We will be using the computers at the library to set up your own account and then begin searching records for your own family.

  • 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. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
19
Wed
The Man in the Arena: A Celebration of Theodore Roosevelt @ Crawford Room
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Attend a talk on Teddy Roosevelt and his love of books at Natrona County Library on February 19 at 6:30 pm. “The Man in The Arena” is a celebration of Theodore Roosevelt – the essential American. Owen Wister, who knew him well, called him “the most American American who ever lived!” There is no subject about which he did not thirst for knowledge: history, politics, philosophy, nature, linguistics, taxidermy, poetry – the list is endless. He loved books – he read in seven languages, including Portuguese. He wrote books – thirty-six books in all on a bewildering variety of subjects. He was a man who loved to talk philology with Harvard professors and bug collections with six-year-olds. Co-Sponsored by Artcore, KUYO, the Des & Carrie Bennion Family/The Bon Agency, KCWY 13, Natrona County Library and the Ramkota. Partial funding is from the Wyoming Community Foundation – Casper Area and Natrona County School District No. 1. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Can’t get enough of Teddy Roosevelt? Join scholar and actor, Derek Evans, at his one-man show—”TR!”—on February 18th @ 7:30 at Restoration Church, and get ready to “speak softly and carry a big stick.”

Feb
20
Thu
Genealogy Workshop: How to Navigate Ancestry.com, presented by Pat Parton @ Crawford Room
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Natrona County Genealogy Society will hold their monthly genealogy workshop on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 pm in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Library. This month’s presenter is Pat Parton, and she will be discussing tips and tricks for effectively navigating Ancestry.com and its many features, including its collection of genealogical and historical records. This program is free and open to the public. Call 577-7323 for more information.

Feb
27
Thu
Wyoming History Series: Too Young for the Times, presented by George Trojan @ Crawford Room
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Mar
3
Tue
Reading the West Book Club: “Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight: Indian Views” by John H. Monnett @ Crawford Room
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Mar
10
Tue
FamilySearch Workshop: Using Hints & Records @ Crawford Room
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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.