Bureau County Genealogy Society – May meeting

Last Updated on May 15th, 2017

Written by Tommy Rose
May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Bureau County Genealogy Society library
629 S Main St
Princeton, IL 61356
Esther Tracy (BCGS Publicity Chair)
815 875 1440
   The monthly meeting of the  Bureau County Genealogy Society will occur on Thursday evening May 25 beginning at 7:00 pm at the Society library at 629 South Main in Princeton.  The program which is free and open to the public will feature as speaker Amber Lowery on the topic of maintaining your research records.  She believes in the “Rule of Three” in regards to archiving and using family history. One set stays home, one can travel with you as you research, and the third copy which is a copy of everything is kept in a safe place outside one’s home. She also will go over the set up for Google Drive, adding and backing up your data, and how to take your work on the go.
    Lowery has worked in libraries nearly 20 years, most recently as a reference assistant at Peoria Public Library, working primarily in local history and genealogy.  She has degrees in both marketing and history from Bradley University.  Come learn her tips for being organized and keeping your research secure.
    The next Saturday opening of BCGS library will be June 3 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This is an ideal time for those still working to come in and use the Society resources.