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Genealogy Fair Aug. 6 in Le Mars

Monday, July 18, 2011

Barn Genealogy - Barn Genealogy is a new facet of genealogy. This barn, with its unusual wooden cupola, was built by pioneer Henry Mullong, who homesteaded in eastern Plymouth County in 1873. The date "1887" is written on the inside north wall of the barn, which would indicate that the barn is now 124 years old. Photo contributed
The Computer Genies genealogy club is hosting the Northwest Iowa Genealogy Fair at its Saturday, Aug. 6 meeting at 10 a.m. in the Le Mars Public Library meeting room.

The guest speaker will be Mary Holub of Le Mars, who will explain how to use the Cem-Editor software created for documenting cemeteries.

The public is welcome to attend the fair, and anyone living in Northwest Iowa may participate in the fair by entering up to three projects for display. Projects may be family tree charts, family history books, cemetery documentation, antiques with accompanying family tree information, old church record transcriptions, church histories, house genealogies, country school documentation, ethnic migration and settlements, barn genealogies, town histories, computer technology projects which aid genealogy searches and more.

A "People's Choice Award" will be announced at noon.

Rules and entry forms are available on the club's website at www.computergeniesofnwiowa.com, and must be returned by July 23.

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