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Delve into your family’s history during the 2005 Genealogy Fair, scheduled for Saturday, June 11, from 9.30am to 3.30pm at Mississippi State University’s Mitchell Memorial Library. Sponsored by the Clay County Genealogical Society, the Oktibbeha County Historical and Genealogical Society, the Choctaw County Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Mississippi State University Libraries, this year’s Fair promises to educate and entertain seasoned researchers and novices alike.



Scheduled presenters and topics for the June event include E.O. and Betty Templeton discussing publishing your family’s history; Dorothy Tennison examining using church records as resources; Mary Helen Waggoner discussing pay databases including Ancestry.com; and sessions on genealogical society fundraising, solving brickwall problems, and a tour of genealogical resources located in Mitchell Memorial Library. The Libraries’ Special Collections department will remain open on Saturday the 11th after the Fair until 5.00pm for researchers who’ll be eager to put to use what they’ll learn during day’s the presentations and during conversations with one another.



Attendance for the Genealogy Fair is free-of-charge but is limited to 100 participants. Box lunches are available for the day but must be reserved before June 8. To pre-register and reserve lunches, please visit www.library.msstate.edu/workshops/genealogy or call MSU Special Collections at 662-325-7679.



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