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BCGS will meet Thursday

PRINCETON — On Thursday, the Bureau County Genealogical Society program will feature popular professional speaker Jeffrey A. Bockman. His program will be “Courthouse Research - Where Do I Start.” The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the BCGS library, 629 S. Main St. in Princeton.

A county courthouse is a rich resource for genealogical research. Bockman will cover subjects such as vital records, birth, marriage and death certificates, and go on to discuss jurisdictions and probate records explaining the value of each of these tools in finding family history information. The public is invited to attend this free lecture.

For more information about the speaker or the program, visit the BCGS library at 629 S. Main St. in Princeton or call 815-879-3133 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. The next first Saturday opening will be on Nov. 2.

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