Monthly meetings are held the third Sunday of each month and begin at 2pm. They are held in the Bessie McMurtry room at the Mary K. Finley Library loacted at 300 W. 10th Street in Lamar, MO. Memberships are $10.00 per year. The membership year runs from August 1 to July 31.
All meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome!
November 18, 2007
County Genealogical Society met at the Mary K. Finley Library on November
18, with 10 members attending.
There was no meeting held during December due to the ice storm.
A website has been created on Rootsweb to provide online access to Barton County genealogical materials. Anyone who has suggestions or information for the website please contact the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. Some content has been added and more is to be added soon. You can access the website at the following URL http://www.rootsweb/~mobcgs2/.
Members are now working on two projects
Oral Histories will be recorded of our county's 80 year olds. A digital recorder and voice recognition software have been purchased and a list of questions to ask during the interview is being determined. Plan on taking part in this exciting project.
Several local cemeteries are being inventoried and pictures taken of the headstones to create a cemetery database. This exciting project will allow researchers to access the inscriptions and pictures of their family burials online. Several cemeteries will be added to this site soon.
Next meeting will be