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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Friday, 03 February 2012 15:06

Learn how to preserve your family’s history and stories with A Gift That Money Can’t Buy, Tuesday February 21st, 7:00 p.m. at the Moline Public Library.  Presenter Jeffrey Bockman explains how to use basic forms to record family data, as well as basics for identifying people in photographs, basic preservation, and how to record unique family stories.

Registration is required for this free event, and can be done by visiting the Moline Public Library at 3210 - 411st Street, Moline, or by calling 309-524-2470.  This program is made possible in part by an award from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

Mr. Bockman is a genealogy lecturer and writer.  He was a contributing editor for Everton’s Genealogical Helper and a feature writer for Heritage Quest Magazine.  He is the author of Giving Your Family a Gift That Money Can’t Buy, a book that encourages people to record and preserve their family’s history.

A Gift That Money Can’t Buy is presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak, on display December 28th, 2011 through February 24th, 2012.  In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak was organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, and developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public

Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.




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