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GENEALOGY IN THE NEWS - OCTOBER 2003
Featuring tombstones dating back to 1687, the Center Church Crypt is one of only a handful of crypts like it in the United States. Yale Daily News (CT), October 31, 2003
Carolyn Harrelson Buckley is tracing a genealogy that tells as much about Horry County as it does about her own ancestors. Loris Scene (SC), October 29, 2003
Some families might find genealogy information in special organizations such as The Order of the First Families. Pittsburg Morning Sun (KS), October 26, 2003
A delegation from the African American Museum in Philadelphia paid a visit to the African American Museum of Nassau County, in Hempstead, to observe the recently established Genealogy Room. Press Release, October 27, 2003
Pete Hodgson, the Minister for Research, Science and Technology, can trace a direct line of maternal descent back to a woman who lived in Syria about 10,000 years ago, according to results just announced by the Royal Society of New Zealand.. Press Release: The Royal Society of New Zealand, October 24, 2003.
Armed with a wax wedge and archival paper, Roberta Halporn peruses cemeteries looking for interesting stones. Jewish World Review
The final wills and testaments of some of Scotland's most famous and influential figures have been made available online for the first time.. BBC News (UK), October 23, 2003.
Protivin and Spillville are heavily populated Czechoslovak communities. And a new chapter of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences has found a home in Spillville. Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier (IA), October 20, 2003.
Book review : America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines. The Boston Globe (MA), October 19, 2003.
Sifting Viking records yields a marker for stroke. San Francisco Chronicle (CA), October 19, 2003.
Historic photographs taken by prolific Madison photographer Harry Lemen document Madison, Jefferson County and other locations in Indiana through the mid-20th century. Madison Courier (IN), October 18, 2003.
Genealogy : Don't overlook some obvious references because they are in non-traditional places. Pittsburg Morning Sun (KS), October 19, 2003.
Marty Meek has located what he believes to be the gravesite of his great-great-grandfather, Sidney Martin Meeks, a civil war veteran. The Meeks family is planning a dedication ceremony to recognize and commemorate their ancestor. Cleburne News (AL), October 17, 2003.
The new library for Prescott and Nevada County, Arkansas is about to open. The new facilities genealogy department will have state-of-the equipment, more computers for the public to use and a children's area. Nevada County Picayune (AR), October 15, 2003.
New exhibition at the Royal Museum in Edinburgh : Trailblazers - Scots in Canada.The Scotsman (UK), October 13, 2003.
Alice Henneberry, an officer in the Erie Society for Genealogical Research, has been working on her family history for decades. Erie Times-News (PA), October 12, 2003.
The Woolwich Historical Society (Maine) announced this week that Roland Bailey has been selected as the organization's first recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Bailey is renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of the genealogy of Woolwich families and for his willingness to share it with others. Wiscasset Newspaper (ME), October 9, 2003.
Athens, Ohio City Council voted Monday to appropriate $2,500 more to help the Athens County Historical Society and Museum fund a design proposal for transforming the armory building into a museum and genealogical library. The Athens News (OH), October 9, 2003.
Along with the stadium plans, Liverpool Football Club bosses are handing in proposals for the renovation of Stanley Park, including the neighbouring Anfield Cemetery, and a ground-breaking genealogy centre. Liverpool Echo (UK), October 8, 2003.
Descendants of a white slave owner and his African-American slaves gathered yesterday to learn more about their shared past as Friersons, which came about because slaves often took the name of the landowner. The Tennessean (TN), October 8, 2003.
Every time period after 1800 exists in harmony at the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society. Toledo Blade (OH), October 9, 2003.
World-renown study began as a high school project, when students were given forms to fill out about family history. Bogalusa Daily News (LA), October 8, 2003.
A good chunk of history was lost in the fire of the museum in 1994, but the Holt County Historical Society continues to seek out and collect documents and artifacts that detail the county’s history. St. Joseph News Press (MO), October 4, 2003.
More than 40 events are scheduled throughout family history month at the Michigan Library and Historical Center, most of them free. Lansing State Journal (MI), October 3, 2003.
Chicago Archives Fair will be hosted by the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the society's new location, 3000 W. 170th Place, Hazel Crest. The Times (Munster, IN), October 16, 2003.
Troy Dunn, the chief reunion officer for Myfamily.com, says, “Our number one technique for finding lost family members is actually to do genealogy.” CBS News (USA), September 30, 2003.
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