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    1. [MO-JEFFERSON-CITY] Family history Conference in Jefferson City
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    3. FAMILY HISTORY CONFERENCE AUGUST 13-14 IN JEFFERSON CITY Would the Real Molly Brown Please Stand Up? Margaret "Maggie" Tobin was born in Hannibal, Missouri, the daughter of poor Irish immigrants. How did she become "Molly Brown," heroine of the Titantic? This weekend, Genealogist Julie Miller's keynote presentation at the Missouri State Genealogical Association Family History conference will be : "Would the Real Molly Brown Please Stand Up?" The presentation is the first of four Miller will deliver to genealogists and historians gathered at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City this Friday and Saturday. Julie Miller is a Certified Genealogist and award winning genealogy writer from Colorado. She is a member of the National Genealogy Society's Board of Directors. Her other topics this weekend include online researching, U.S. military records and naturalization records. Another speaker at the conference, Virginia genealogist Michael Strauss, is an expert on the Civilian Conservation Corps. One of his lectures is titled: "Roosevelt's Tree Army". He will also give a presentation on historical maps. Gene Block will speak on "How to find what was unique about your ancestor's lives." Civil war historian Tom Pearson will give two presentations: "Records of the Great War", and "Getting to know Father Abraham." Certified Genealogist Evie Bresette will speak on how to find living persons. Marian Davis will present "Photographing Andrew County Tombstones: how to create a digitization project." The conference begins at 1:00 p.m. Friday August 7 and continues on Saturday from 8:00 - 4:00 at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 415 West McCarty in Jefferson City. You do not have to be a member of Missouri State Genealogical Association to attend. Family historians and others interested in genealogy and history research are welcome. Registration at the door is $25 for Friday afternoon, $30 for Saturday. Those who don't register to attend the lectures are still welcome to drop by the conference to browse through the exhibition hall. Genealogy shop owners from throughout the country will bring books, maps, software and genealogy-themed gifts to display and sell at the conference. For more information see the website:

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