If you live in or near Belleville or Edwardsville, Illinois, you may want to catch St. Louis Public Library's Reference Librarian, Tom Pearson, when he presents the same interesting class for two different groups. Tom's topic is "The Price is Right: The Genealogist's Guide to Free Stuff on the Internet." Both meetings are free and open to all.
Tom will show you sites where you can find free digitized books, newspapers, magazines, forms and charts, clip art, images and photographs, maps, music, and podcasts. He will also discuss sites you can use to create free blogs and websites.
On Thursday, 6 February, Tom will present his talk at the St. Clair County Genealogical Society's monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Luke Parish Center, 226 North Church St. in Belleville. More information on the St. Clair County Genealogical Society on their website www.stclair-ilgs.org/.
The following week, on Thursday, 13 February, Tom will give the same talk to the Madison County Genealogical Society. This meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St. in Edwardsville. More information on the Madison County Genealogical Society on their website www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmadcgs/.
And, if you can't make it to these two Illinois locations, Tom is giving this talk at the St. Louis Public Library on Saturday, 22 March, at 10:30 a.m. in the Training Room on the 2nd floor of the downtown branch at 1301 Olive. This talk is free, but pre-registration is suggested. You can contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org .