Nov. 1, 2018 – Salina Public Library’s monthly educational genealogy gathering, Family History Detectives, will welcome Mary Burtzloff, archivist at the Eisenhower Presidential Library to its November meeting. The group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the library’s Prescott Room. Burtzloff will present on Using U.S. Army Records in Family History Research.

Military records can help in genealogy research by providing information on veterans and their family members. Burtzloff will speak about World War II Army unit records available at the Eisenhower Library. The collection is significant because in 1973 many Army and Air Force records at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis were destroyed by fire. The unit records provide otherwise unavailable information.

Burtzloff has experience working with 19th and 20th-century federal records and manuscript collections. She has assisted both genealogical and academic researchers.

Family History Detectives, formally known as the Genealogy Club, meets every third Thursday, August through November and January through May. Genealogist of all experience levels are welcome. Meetings are free and do not require registration.

For more information, contact Mulvihill at, (785) 825-4624, ext. 234, or visit the library at 301 W. Elm.