Jan 15, 2020 12:08 AM

Librarian to speak about Fold3 Genealogy Database

Posted Jan 15, 2020 12:08 AM

The first meeting of the year for Salina Public Library’s Family History Detectives will focus on a new research resource provided by the Kansas State Library.

Librarian Barbara Mulvihill present on Fold3 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Prescott Room.

Fold3 is a resource for genealogists, historians, veterans and their families. It provides access to U.S. military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of those who served. Content begins with the Revolutionary War and continues to the present. Mulvihill will provide instructions on how to access and navigate the online resource.

Mulvihill has more than 30 years of experience with genealogy research and has lead personal history recording efforts at the library, including StoryCatchers and an oral history recording project for Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War. She is the recipient of a 2018 Lana Jordan Developing Artist Grant from Salina Arts and Humanities and has published genealogy research in the Heritage Journal of the Texas United Methodist Historical Society and in the Handbook of Texas Women Online of the Texas State Historical Association.

Family History Detectives, formerly known as the Genealogy Club, meets August through November and January through May. Upcoming meetings will feature a class on formatting family history books on Feb. 20, a genealogy case study on March 19, and the annual lock-in on April 18. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Librarian Barbara Mulvihill at [email protected] or (785) 825-4624, ext. 234.

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Manholes along South Ninth Street to get adjustment

The manholes along South Ninth Street will be getting an adjustment during the next two weeks.

Beginning Wednesday, APAC Shears of Salina will adjust manholes to create a smoother driving surface as part of the City of Salina’s annual asphalt mill and inlay project.  The work is anticipated to last two weeks, weather permitting.

The work on South Ninth Street from West Walnut Street to West Crawford Street will be completed with lane closures; two way traffic will be maintained.  Motorists are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes to their destinations, according to information from the city.

The $1.5 million project is a major component of the city's $4.7 million 2019 maintenance capital improvement program.