Humanities of Iowa Presents: "Sacajawea, Sakakawea, Sagagawea, "Bird Woman", or "Janey": Shoshoni Girl/Woman of History"
However you pronounce or spell it, this strong young woman had a unique place in the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803-1906. What is myth? What is fact? What is fiction?
Was there one Sacagawea or two?
Guide, interpreter, wife or slave? Come hear about
this fascinating young woman and what the past 200 years
of records have told us about her. Bev Hinds
will tell her
DNA Testing in Family History Research
(rescheduled from March 3rd)
Byron Held uses a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate tracing and verifying Family Trees based on DNA. What is DNA? How would DNA be different for different parts of the world? How can DNA assist genealogist in the pursuit of family? What websites may I visit to learn more about DNA research?
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Joan Bartel and Marie
Thompson shared information on how to begin one's
family history research whether on paper or on a
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Stations of Choice
The August program was a workshop meeting. Stations included a Tour of library, led by Ruth Umbarger; Encapsulation, for a small fee, of treasured documents and other mementos, handled by Linda Foust, Ruth Boyenga, and Arnita Searle; help in dating undated photos with Beth McBride consulting; help with elusive family members who came from faraway shores, and beginning genealogy, by Joan Bartel and Marie Thompson.
NO SEPTEMBER MEETING -
HAPPY LABOR DAY!
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Humanities Iowa presents "Grass Between the Rails". Denny Rehder, a musician, historian and railroad buff celebrates Iowa railroad heritage with a unique blend of stories and original folk songs about the development of railroads in Iowa.
Saturday, November 3
“Albums 4Ever”. Photographs fade, CDs
deteriorate, floppy disks melt, hard drives crash,
computers change, but digital images can be preserved
forever. Learn what is involved in keeping your photo
treasures when Gary Bilyeu, from Des Moines, shares his
knowledge and experience with us. Refreshments by
Saturday, December 1
Rain, Snow, Sleet, Wind - In other words, Weather caused the cancellation of the December meeting.
We'll try to schedule that fine program for a future meeting.