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Genealogy workshop at Marcus Fair

Friday, July 29, 2011

In conjunction with the Marcus Fair and the Marcus Historical Society, Bob and Maxine Reed, along with Arlene Hollenbeck,will be holding a Genealogy workshop/seminar on researching, compiling and writing your family history. The Marcus Historical Society wants to keep adding family histories of Marcus area families for their genealogy section for some time. They were hoping for more of a response.

The Marcus Historical Society has had many requests from folks who want to start compiling their family history but don't know where to start. Putting these two thoughts together has made them come up with the idea for this workshop/seminar which could help folks get started. You will learn where to search for your family history, compile it and then write it up. The purpose of requesting Marcus histories for the Reed Center files is to help others in connecting with their families past.

The group has also started an obituary file and engagement, marriage and birth files. all of these will help people search for their ancestors.

Genealogy is one of the largest and fastest growing hobbies in the world. Once you get started researching, it's like trying to solve a mystery and can be fun, exciting and sometimes a little addictive.

Please consider joining a group at the Marcus Public Library, Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. until noon and learn some tips on researching and preserving your family's past. Wireless access is available at the library, so hopefully bring your laptop. You never know what you might dig up. Take an hour to sit, relax, cool off, and hopefully enjoy yourself before returning to the fair.

While at the fair, take time to check the Marcus Historical booth out as they will have several displays for you to enjoy.

All of the Little Miss Marcuses of the past will be pictured there as they were as young girls and now as teens and young women---some who now have families now of their own. You will see many historical items and of course some ideas for building more space for the society. There will be pledges one can sign to lend support to the project of moving the present building and adding on an addition. Dave Pearson of Marcus Lumber came up with the plans which you may also see how it will fit on the fairgrounds next to Mount Pleasant Church. All of it will run east/west with the front door facing east.

In a short time, members will begin taking pledges on the project, knowing how important it is to preserve one's heritage to share with future generations.

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