Friday, March 30, 2012

Kudos to the Howard County [Missouri] Genealogical Society

This is another in the series about 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy.  Week #13 is about local genealogical and historical societies, the lifeblood of genealogy. Members and volunteers give their time and money to preserve local history and promote family history. Tell us about a local society for which you are thankful. This challenge runs from Sunday, March 25, 2012 through 31.

Root Cellar member Carolee Jones offers kudos to the Howard County Missouri Genealogical Society:
I am a member of the Howard County Missouri Genealogical Society.  Harold Kerr II is the president of the society.  He has a quote with every email correspondence he sends.  It says, "To be in ignorance of one's ancestry is to be a tree without a root, a river without a source."  The society is headquartered in Fayette, Missouri and has a library in a room in the town's main library.  The society has upon request sent me Wills, Bonds, Letters and Deeds for great-grandparents and a great-uncle.  In their newsletter I have found a newspaper article announcing the breeding of one great-grandfather's stallion standing for stud on the farm of another great-grandfather.
How wonderful it must have been for Carolee when she read about her ancestor in a local society newsletter.  Even more special because Carolee is an avid horse owner, rider and trainer.

Tell us about a local society or organization that helped you in your genealogical research.  Send information to

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy is a series created by Amy Coffin.
posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond 

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