Boyne Library’s Boyne Reads Civil War event

The Boyne District Library has chosen Karen Abbott’s “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War,”  for the Boyne Reads 2016 title.

To help the community connect with the book, the Boyne District Library will be sponsoring a program to assist those who are hoping to learn more about their own Civil War ancestors.

This presentation will be held on  Saturday, August 20th from 1-3 PM in the Boyne District Library Community Room, 201 E. Main Street. The presenter will be Patrick McCleary who has many years experience with genealogical study and in researching and compiling both Civil War and other historic material for a variety of publications.

Mr. McCleary will use local historic images, family history, genealogical facts, and historic references to assist participants in obtaining a better understanding of how to research and locate information pertaining to their own Civil War connections.   The program promises to be both fun and informative.

Those attending are encouraged to bring along the names and any currently known information on their own Civil War connections.

Time will be allotted for discussion within a “question and suggestion” format.  There is no charge to attend this presentation.  The program is open to the public and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Anyone who cannot attend the program is still encouraged to read the book and come to Karen Abbott’s author presentation on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 PM at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center.

The Boyne Reads program is sponsored by the Friends of the Boyne District Library, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, and the Dolle-Loesel Foundation.

For more information on the Civil War Ancestry program, or the Boyne Reads program, please call or email Assistant Director, Monica Kroondyk, at 231-582-7861 or

Pictured in the feature photo is PVT. LEONARD V. MCKEE – AGE 17, Company E, 151st Ohio Infantry (at right) and SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR (SUVCW) Herbert L. Tainter and Robert V. White.  Taken in Boyne City- 1895.

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