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Genealogists and historians had their yearly meeting of the minds—and of family trees —at the Mississippi State University Libraries in June.

The MSU GenFair celebrates family heritage with presentations and discussions led by local and national genealogists.

The 2007 GenFair was held on Saturday, June 23rd at Mitchell Memorial Library on the MSU campus, beginning with registration at 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by the MSU Libraries, the Oktibbeha County Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society, this year’s GenFair featured sessions on computer searching, land records, breaking the brick wall, and a special Tales from the Crypt presentation from the Mississippi School for Math and Science. Tours of the various genealogical resources available in the MSU Libraries and opportunities for further research followed until 3:30 p.m.

Registration for the GenFair is free but limited to 100 participants. Box lunches are available for $8 but must be reserved by noon on June 20th.

Anyone interested in pre-registering and reserving a boxed lunch for this year’s Fair is encouraged to contact Lynne Mueller at 662-325-7679. For information about the 2007 GenFair—including online pre-registration—and about MSU Libraries, please visit http://library.msstate.edu/workshops/genealogy/.

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