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Heritage Fair may help find roots in family trees

Saturday, April 19, 2014

For those people who enjoy climbing the branches of their family tree, or for those wanting to learn about tracing their family roots, the 2014 Heritage Fair in Paragould is the perfect place to do it all.

On Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Green County Historical and Genealogical Center will sponsor the Heritage Fair at the research center on 212 West Court St. in Paragould. The fair is designed to acquaint the public with the resources that are available, in Paragould and surrounding areas including Missouri, for researching family trees. It is also designed to offer people a chance to learn more about Green County and Northeast Arkansas. There are no admission fees and guides will be available to take those who want to through it.

The fair will begin at 9 a.m. with coffee and donuts at the Research Center. At 10 a.m., Bob Branch, a local historian, will present the History of the Methodist Church in Green County, followed at 11 a.m. by Nathan Whitmire, Manager of Technical Services and Special Collections at the Jonesboro Library, who will present "Digital Photos Projects." After lunch, at 1 pm. Nancy Mathews will talk about "Where to Look for Early Arkansas Records," and at 2 p.m. Nan Snider with present, "A Day in the Life of a Cotton Picker." The fair will end with a visit with vendors and a tour of the Research Center at 3 p.m.

For Missouri residents, the Dunklin County Genealogical Society will have a lot of information available to those searching for branches in their trees. There will be some census records, misc. S.E. Missouri Records, information from the Hornersville United Methodist Church, Estate Records, Newspaper Obits, and a lot more from Dunklin County, New Madrid County, Pemiscott County, Ripley County, St. Francis County, St. Louis County, and Wayne County.

Other areas represented with representatives include: Stoddard County, Shirley Richard; Craighead County Genealogy Society, Nancy Matthews and others; Northeast Arkansas Regional Association, Meredith McFadden; and Germantown Arkansas Genealogy Society, Joe and Rosemary Burns.

For more information about the Heritage Fair event, call 870-240-8944.

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