Monday, July 21, 2008

Convention libraries and bookstores

Persons wanting to do a bit of research while they’re attending the International Convention of Germans from Russia in Casper this summer will have an opportunity to do just that.

When the convention opens at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center next week (Monday, July 28th), the AHSGR will open its library and bookstore in the Mardi Gras Room at the hotel. They’ll be open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except a few times when there are conflicts with key business meetings and similar assemblies for all attendees. The GRHS library and bookstore will open at noon on Wednesday, July 30th, in the Natrona Room and will also be open most hours during the convention day. Both shops will be closing up at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, as the convention begins to wind down.

A Computer Room/On-Line Research Center is planned for the Shoshoni Room.

Convention-goers will find resources for research, references in books, microfilm, and surname charts. There’ll be family histories, local histories, cemetery records, village books, passenger list extractions, pedigree charts, and a variety of reference materials. Of course, you’ll find some things in one bookstore/library and not the other – so explore both!

Note that the GRHS will have only one computer in the library/bookshop area, and it will not have a printer attached, so there will be no hard copies available.

Both societies will have a variety of items for sale, ranging from research aids to CDs, cassettes, DVDs and VHS tapes. Want to learn more about what your societies sell? Go on-line to and

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