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February 2008

Release Date: February 25, 2008

ASU Genealogy Workshop Set for March 1

The Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection at Angelo State University will welcome Dr. George Schweitzer, distinguished professor at the University of Tennessee and a genealogist who uses historical reenactment to teach genealogy, for the seventh annual genealogical workshop 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 $45 and 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.