Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Free Cemetery Lecture and Cleaning and Repair Workshop


Free cemetery lecture and cleaning and repair workshop October 25 and 26.
Gravestone Preservation Lecture
Friday, October 25
Little Rock

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) will host a free Gravestone Preservation lecture by monuments conservator Jonathan Appell at 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2013. The session will be at Curran Hall, 615 E. Capitol in Little Rock.

Appell will 
speak about historic gravestone architecture in America. His lecture will also touch on gravestone materials, basic repairs and iconography found on historic gravestones.

Fall Cemetery
Conservation Workshop
Saturday, October 26
Little Rock

The 2013 AHPP Fall Cemetery Conservation Workshop will be held at Oakland & Fraternal Cemetery in Little Rock from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. The workshop on the basics of cemetery conservation, featuring instruction by Jonathan Appell, will focus on some of the most common concerns encountered in preservation and maintenance of cemeteries and offer hands-on training. Registration is free, but limited to 40 people
.

Holly Hope
Special Projects Historian
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
1500 Tower Building, 323 Center St.
Little Rock, AR  72201

Friday, October 4, 2013

Central Arkansas Genealogical & Historical Society- October Meeting

Central Arkansas Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc
                        Join Us on October 10th, 2013 - 6pm-8pm
                             Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Located on the second floor of the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI), at 401 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock's River Market District, please use the Clinton Ave.  Entrance

"The Book You Don't Realize You're Writing: Turning    Genealogical Research into a Book."
                     Presented by Dr. Bill Lindsey

The presentation will focus on Bill's new book Fiat Flux: The Writings of Wilson R. Bachelor, Nineteenth-Century Country Doctor and Philosopher. Wilson R. Bachelor was a Tennessee native who moved with his family to Franklin County, Arkansas, in 1870. He chronicled his life from 1870 to 1902 in a diary, documenting his family, their farm, and his medical practice. Bachelor was an avid reader with wide-ranging interests, and he became a self-professed freethinker in the 1870s. He was driven by a concept he called fiat flux, an awareness of the "rapid flight of time" that motivated him to treat the people around him and the world itself as precious and fleeting.  


Dr. Lindsey is a Little Rock native and former chair of the theology departments at Xavier University (New Orleans) and Belmont Abbey College, and was academic dean at Philander Smith College and vice president for academic affairs at Bethune-Cookman University.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park

Twilight History Tour


November 2, 2013- 5:00pm

Walk with us while we tour a selected area of this beautiful Historic Cemetery Park and learn about the lives of the people resting there.  We will do six tours a year and concentrate on a different area each time. Discover one of Little Rock’s hidden treasures and be a part of the restoration and preservation we are accomplishing.

Tours are limited to 25 people so all tickets must be purchased in advance, call to reserve your place on the tour.

501-372-6429
oaklandfraternal@gmail.com
                   
       Tickets $15.00 per person           
       Year Pass: $75.00
 Entrance to the Tour will be thru the 17th & College St.  Gate.

Special group tours available on request, call for information.


ALL PROCEEDS

GO TO HEADSTONE RESTORATION & PRESERVATION.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Central Arkansas Genealogical & Historical Society



Central Arkansas Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.
Thursday July 11, 2013 - 6pm-8pm
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Located on the second floor of the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI), at 401 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock's River Market District, please use the Clinton Ave. Entrance
                             
                         Research Night!


Pack up your research materials and head downtown to the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies for an evening of undisturbed research from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The doors will be locked at 6pm so be sure you are at the Butler Center before then.
The library computers have free access to Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest and Fold3. You can bring your laptop and use the library’s WiFi.
Ancestry is only available on the library computers, but you can access Heritage Quest and Fold3 with your library card. Use the great genealogical book collection, Arkansas county records and Revolutionary War Pensions on microfilm. The Butler Center is a Family History Library Affiliate, so you can use the Family History Library Catalog to order film and have it sent to the Butler Center for your use.

Did You Forget To Register?
For the Central Arkansas Library System's Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Annual Genealogy Workshop featuring internationally known genealogist speaker to be held on July 13, 2013.
For more information and sign up for the waiting list for to this link:
                     
                                        http://genealogy2013.eventbrite.com/


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Central Arkansas Genealogical & Historical Society- June Meeting


Central Arkansas Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc
                               Join Us on June 13, 2013 - 6pm-8pm
                             Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Located on the second floor of the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI), at 401 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock's River Market District, please use the Clinton Ave.  entrance

 Chasing Women: Finding Your Female Ancestors
Webinar: Presented by Leland K. Meitzler
Locating the names of our female ancestors can be difficult-principally, because their names changed upon marrying. Women historically have not produced as many records as their husbands, since women’s suffrage largely did not exist until the twentieth century. This adds to the difficulty of finding their names, let alone the details of their lives. There are two major search areas that we deal with in locating women’s names, the first being the search for their maiden names, and secondly, the search for their married names. One search can be as hard as the other, and you my find you are doing both types of searches on the same women. Join nationally known, speaker, author, and publisher. Leland K. Meitzler as he gives details on a wide variety of sources, starting with the obvious, and working its way through sources that you may not have thought of using previously.
Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and the Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company, writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour, and speaks national, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Central Arkansas Genealogical & Historical Society

Open Research Night and New Research Equipment
Thursday, March 14, 2012,
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
2nd floor of the Arkansas Studies Institute,
100 Rock St., Little Rock.


Join us in the opportunity to actually knock down a brick wall or two...in your genealogy research, that is.

Some of the CAGHS members have decades of experience with the Arkansas Studies Institute's wonderful genealogical sources, and those attending may find just the person there who knows what resource they might try to see if their hard-to-find ancestor will come out from behind the brick walls in their family research.

Those new to genealogy - or someone who isn't yet familiar with ASI resources - will appreciate the opportunity to ask "Where should I start?" or "What should I do next?"

There will be a short training session on the new digital microfilm scanners in the research room.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Graves Discovery and New Research Equipment
Thursday, February 14, 2012,
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
2nd floor of the Arkansas Studies Institute,
100 Rock St., Little Rock.

The program will begin with a report from Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park., where a large section of graves have been discovered. The methods of documenting these burials with headstones, cemetery records and newspaper obituaries will be outlined.

Later, we will provide training on new digital microfilm scanners available in the Arkansas Studies Institute. Training on the overhead document scanner also will be provided to anyone interested.

There will be time after the program for research, so come and bring a friend!

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