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    March 18 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
    Past Times for Children - Schoolyard Games
    96-year-old Warren Dorsey, the grandson of a slave, grew up poor in Sykesville during the 1920s and '30s. Jack White will conduct a casual interview with Warren to discuss his slave grandmother, his parents, and the many challenges he overcame during his struggle to educate himself and escape poverty, as chronicled in Jack's book, In Carrie's Footprints.
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    March 21 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    Box Lunch Talks - Researching Your Civil War Soldier
    During the recent commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, many Americans discovered an interest in learning about their Civil War ancestors. Genealogist Debra Hoffman explains the resources for researching a Civil War soldier and uses two case studies—one Union and one Confederate—to illustrate the information that can be found.
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    Microfilm Holdings Listing

    Microfilm holdings in the research library include newspapers, selected censuses and other documents. These resources are available for use during regular library hours. Follow the links for detailed descriptions of some microfilm holdings.

    CENSUS RECORDS

    1820 Federal Census of Frederick County
    1850 Federal Census of Carroll County
    1890 Civil War Veterans' Schedule - Union Veterans
    1890 Civil War Veterans' Schedule - Baltimore County and City
    1920 Federal Census - Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll and Cecil Counties

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