Genealogy Services Intern Chelsea Molin scans an item from the John Martin Smith Collection at the Sinclair Station.
Staff of Willennar Genealogy Center: A Service of Eckhart Public Library will give a presentation on their current work with the John Martin Smith Collection next week.
Genealogy assistant Mike Mapes will give a short talk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Sinclair Station at 1304 N. Main Street.
The talk will be followed by an open house, where guests will be able to take a closer look at various items of interest from the collection. Genealogy interns Amber Braun and Chelsea Molin will be available to talk about their work with the collection and answer questions.
Guests will also have the opportunity to learn how they might get involved through volunteering.
We’re incredibly excited about this opportunity to share some of the items we’ve discovered. The collection is wonderful, full of historical treasures!
John Martin Smith, the previous DeKalb County Historian, compiled the collection, which contains many items with local, state, and national significance. The Smith family has given Eckhart Public Library digitization rights to the collection.
– Text by Chelsea Molin