South-West Review Events Feb. 22, 2015

Program to explore researching extended family when tracing your ancestry
Dr. Alice Eicholz will lead a Dakota County Genealogical Society program on why identification of cousins, aunts and uncles and the study of their lives can be important in researching your own direct-line ancestry.
Her presentation on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. will introduce the process of collecting and organizing information about those “collateral lines” that may give people a different perspective on their family story.
Eicholz is a faculty member at Walden University, mentoring doctoral students in education. She is editor of the “Red Book: American, State, County, and Town Sources” (Provo, Utah, Ancestry).
Recently, she was the keynote speaker at the Hennepin County Library Family History Fair and is active in the Minnesota Genealogical Society’s DNA Interest Group.
The March program will be held at the Dakota County Historical Society, 130 Third Ave. N. in South St. Paul. The program is free and open to the public. After the presentation, the genealogical society will hold its annual meeting and election of officers. Contact Dick Thill, DCGS president, for information at 651-248-9251.

Musical performance will spotlight female jazz singers
As part of Black History Month, Inver Glen Library in Inver Grove Heights will present a musical program entitled “Lila Ammons: Voices of Influence” on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m.
The program, performed by Ammonds, will trace the inspirations of jazz singing through the work of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan and Ernestine Anderson. Funding for the free show came from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
The Dakota County Inver Glen Library is located at 8098 Blaine Ave., in Inver Grove Heights.
For more information, call the library at 651-554-6840, or visit its website at

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