Summer 2020 Speaker Series

Hidden Gems at the Missouri State Archives

Saturday, 27 June 2020

8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

John Dougan, Missouri State Archivist

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Each summer the society presents a Speaker Series, a one-day seminar focused on a specific topic. This single concentration provides a wonderful opportunity to hear a series of related presentations in detail, while also being able to share information with others interested in the same topic.

This year’s Summer Speaker Series will be held on Saturday, 27 June 2020, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Our featured speaker will be Missouri State Archivist, John Dougan, who will give four talks designed to help you learn more about the “Hidden Gems at the Missouri State Archives.”

      • Plundering the Bounty of the Missouri State Archives
      • All Hands on Deck: Using State Government Publications to Track Your Ancestor’s Career
      • X Marks the Spot: Researching Land Records at the Missouri State Archives
      • Peg Legs, Rum, and Eye Patches: Reasons Your Ancestors Did Not Serve in the Civil War

For information about the history of the StLGS Speaker Series, click here.


Biographical Information on the Speaker:


John Dougan is the chief administrator for the Records and Archives Division of the Office of the Secretary of State of Missouri. His leadership has led to the development of the award-winning Missouri State Archives and Missouri Digital Heritage websites, numerous innovations in the State Imaging Lab and State Records Center, growth of the onsite and online volunteer program, and ongoing work with a pilot electronic records archives. He is an advocate for free online access to genealogical records.

John became the Missouri State Archivist in 2008 and has been working since then to make available the treasure trove of records in our state. Prior to coming to Missouri, John worked for the Shelby County Archives in Memphis, Tennessee.

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