The Genealogy Committee of the Armstrong County Historical and Genealogy Society
will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 2-4 PM in the Mildred
Lankerd Thomas Genealogy Library – 300 North McKean Street, Kittanning, PA.
Guest speaker will be Anita Bowser, Director of the Ford City Public Library
and the coordinator of the John F. Englert Collection, a digital archive of
local history and community memories. The collection includes the recently
completed Great Depression and WWII Oral History project from 15 local
citizens who recall the 1930s and 1940s. This is an ongoing project with
plans to continue interviewing Armstrong County residents about local
history and culture.
To date, the collection includes 15 narratives in audio and video formats
and 5 that have been transcribed. These recordings are available at
the Ford City Public Library and online access can be found at
Anita will discuss how the project was started and how we can access
this equipment for personal genealogy projects.
Individual research will follow the presentation