The History of the W. F. Norman Corporation
and William Franklin Norman, 1st Cousin 3x Removed
The W. F. Norman Company began operation in 1898 in
Nevada, MO. Learn the history of this interesting factory which
still operates today with drop hammers, stamping out its famous tin
ceiling panels and other products. In addition to learning about the
company, Nancy Thompson will explain the genealogy research which
revealed that William Franklin Norman is her first cousin three times
Researchers interested in exploring the use of DNA testing and
interpreting test results are invited to stay following the January
17 meeting for an informal mini-workshop on the types of tests
available, testing companies, and using the
website. If there is interest, the Society will conduct a DNA
mini-workshop following each regular monthly meeting to explore various
subjects such as navigating DNA websites, transferring test results,
creating and uploading GEDCOMs, etc.
Inclement weather policy: If either the Nevada or the El
Dorado Springs schools are closed, there will NOT be a genealogy
meeting. Please note that the Nevada Public Library will be closed
if the Nevada Schools are closed due to weather.
Each month the genealogy society presents
information that will help with your research. Support your local
society with your presence at meetings and with your annual membership.
The Nevada Library Genealogy Department is open to researchers during
all regular Library hours. Wi-fi is available if you bring your
personal device. Two computers in the Genealogy Dept. are
available exclusively for genealogy research. A $25 12-month
library card can be obtained at the circulation desk if you live outside
of Nevada, or a free limited guest pass can be obtained each month.
The Society is headquartered at the Nevada
Public Library and
meets monthly on the third Tuesday
at 10 a.m. with a brief business meeting
followed by a program pertaining to some aspect of genealogy research or history.
Meetings are alternately held at:
Public Library Meeting Room, 212 W. Walnut Street, Nevada, MO.
County Library Meeting Room, 808 S. Main Street,
El Dorado Springs, MO.
Unless otherwise noted in the meeting notice above
or monthly newsletter, the locations of the
monthly meetings are:
Jan. - Nevada, MO - The History of the W.F. Norman
Corp & W.F. Norman, my 1st Cousin 3x Removed
Feb. - El Dorado Springs, MO - future programs to be
Mar. - Nevada, MO
Apr. - El Dorado Springs, MO
May - Nevada, MO
Jun. - El Dorado Springs, MO
Jul. - Nevada, MO
Aug. - El Dorado Springs, MO
Sep. - Nevada, MO
Oct. - El Dorado Springs, MO
Nov. - Nevada, MO
Dec. - El Dorado Springs, MO, Christmas
Luncheon & program: History of Dulcimers & Christmas Music