Winter series at the Gulf County Library

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM.

The Corinne Costin Gibson/Gulf County Library has announced its Winter Program Series.

All three programs are free and will be held in the Alfred I/DuPont Florida History-Genealogy Center at the Corrine Costin Gibson/Gulf County Library in Port St. Joe.

The series kicks off at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 14 with “Courting and Marriage in the Olden Days.” Presented by Ann Robbins, head of circulation and literacy at the Bay County Public Library, this program explains how love and courting has changed in America from the 1600s to modern times. A display of antiques will make excellent discussion pieces.

The second program, held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, will be “Genealogy: How to Get Started using your Library.” Presented by Rebecca Saunders, head of genealogy and local history with the Bay County Public Library, this program will explain how to use Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest databases and other resources to research family history.

The final program, held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, is entitled “Bone Mizell: Florida Cracker Cowhunter.” Presented by Robbins, the life of Bone Mizell described the typical life of the men of Florida during the late 1880s. A display of antiques will make excellent discussion pieces.

For more information about the Winter Program Series call 229-8879.



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