Free Online Genealogy Series Now Available from SHSMO On Demand

Watch as Bill Eddleman, professional genealogist and associate director of the SHSMO Cape Girardeau Research Center, discusses a variety of resources used to locate ancestor information and trace family history.

Free and available online, Basic Genealogy explores how to use land, court, probate, and vital records to find and follow the chronicles of an ancestor’s life. Eddleman also details a variety of popular online services and touches on how DNA testing has impacted genealogy research. Later in the series, Eddleman dives into using newspapers and manuscripts to expand upon a person’s story and illustrate the life beyond the records.

The series closes with a discussion on how to preserve and organize the research gathered. Find all 12 episodes online for free from SHSMO On Demand.

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Eddleman returns later this year with a series of specialty genealogy topics. The first takes place virtually on Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. CDT when Eddleman will discuss researching Civil War ancestors and highlight critical resources to explore. Registration is now open for this free workshop.