On July 12, 2012, Mary Glass will present “Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch.org and Searching the 1940 Census” at the Thursday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Glass will discuss accessing and utilizing information available in the recently released 1940 United States census and tips on accessing the vast resources pertaining to West Virginia that are available at http://www.familysearch.org. Free and public access to the 1940 census and other documents are online at the FamilySearch site and are rapidly being indexed. These include original federal documents, as well as original documents housed within the state of West Virginia, books, genealogies of families and free courses and articles that are available at the site. She will explore various methods for searching these records.
Mary Glass grew up in Kanawha County and now resides in Buckhannon. She obtained degrees in education from West Virginia University and Marshall University and has taught chemistry, physics, and gifted education. Glass is a past president of the West Virginia Association for the Gifted and Talented. Having an avid interest in family history, she is a volunteer indexer and arbitrator for FamilySearch and serves as a family history consultant for the Buckhannon Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
For planning purposes, participants are encouraged to register for the program, but advance registration is not required to attend. To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, by e-mail or at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.
West Virginia Archives and History Genealogy Club Programs