Columbus library to host online genealogy workshop


Special to The Dispatch



The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System (CLPL) is hosting the online workshop "Getting Beyond Introduction to Genealogy in Special Collections" on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at noon.


This session will cover tips and hints on doing genealogy research in Special Collections at Mississippi State University as well as at other archives. Attendees will learn about the wide variety of resources available, including personal and family papers, community newspapers on microfilm, Civil War records and community histories.


The program will be taught by Jennifer McGillan, coordinator of Manuscripts, Mississippi State University.



"Getting Beyond Introduction to Genealogy in Special Collections" will be presented online and will only be accessible via a link. The link will be available on the CLPL's Facebook page or receive it by contacting Mona Vance-Ali at 662-329-5304 or [email protected]


This program is made possible through the Society of Mississippi Archivists program of speakers and consultants. To learn more visit




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