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April 2005

Release date: April 12, 2005

Friends Genealogy Workshop to Feature Bockstruck May 7 at ASU

Lloyd Bockstruck, supervisor of the genealogy section of the Dallas Public Library, will lead the fourth annual genealogical workshop sponsored by the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection at Angelo State University on Saturday, May 7.

Advance registration is required for the daylong session, which will cover a variety of genealogical topics from 17th to 19th century America. Sessions will cover "Bridging the Atlantic from the British Isles in the 17th Century," "Revolutionary War Records in the South," "Revolutionary Records Lost before the Fires of 1800 and 1814" and "Colonial and Post-Revolutionary Migrations, including the Great Wagon Road, to 1800."

The popular daylong workshop will run 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center at 1910 Rosemont on the ASU Campus. Registration costs $25 if made prior to April 25 and $30 afterward. Registrants will receive a notebook with materials provided by the speaker.

A buffet lunch is also available for $10. 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.

Bockstruck, who has been with the Dallas Public Library since 1973, has taught genealogy courses throughout the state. He has written "Family Tree," a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News since June 1991.