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February 2008

Release Date: February 5, 2008

Friends Schedule Genealogy Workshop March 1 at ASU

Dr. George Schweitzer, distinguished professor at the University of Tennessee and a genealogist who uses historical reenactment to teach genealogy, will lead the seventh annual genealogical workshop sponsored by the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection at Angelo State University on Saturday, March 1.

During the popular daylong genealogy workshop, Schweitzer will cover the following topics: “Civil War Genealogy” (Union and Confederate), “English Genealogical Research” and “Finding Your Ancestors’ Parents.”

The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1 in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center at 1910 Rosemont on the ASU Campus.

Registration costs $40 if made prior to February 15 and $45 afterward. Registrants will receive a notebook with materials provided by the speaker. A buffet lunch is also available for $10, but reservations must be made in advance for the luncheon.

Persons interested in registering should contact the Friends of the Library by phone at (325) 942-2164 or by mail at Friends, ASU Station #11013, San Angelo, TX, 76909-1013.

Schweitzer holds B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry, an M.A. in the history of religion, a Ph.D. in history, and doctor of science in philosophy of science. He is Phi Beta Kappa and is listed in Who’s Who in America.

He has authored more than 220 publications, including 19 genealogical guidebooks. Schweitzer is well-known in genealogy circles for his effective use of historical reenactment to teach genealogy. He has lectured to over 300 genealogical and historical societies in the US, Canada, England and Germany.