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Cedar & Vernon County, MO Genealogical Society

218 West Walnut Street, Nevada, MO 64772






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Cedar & Vernon County, MO Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 10 a.m.

El Dorado Springs Library Meeting Room

808 S. Main Street, El Dorado Springs, MO


What can a Timeline Tell about Your Ancestors?

Creating a timeline of your ancestors can help you learn a lot about them -- track their life events and migration across the country as well as the historical events that affected their lives.  Valo Jones will present the program and lead a discussion on timelines. 


Researchers interested in exploring the use of DNA testing and interpreting test results are invited to stay following the February 21 meeting for a brief informal mini-workshop on using the website, looking at actual test results and how to sort matches that are in common with another match.  We will also review how to create and upload a GEDCOM file to a website. 


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:

-- Nevada Public Library Meeting Room, 212 W. Walnut Street, Nevada, MO.

-- Cedar 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 - Timelines

Mar. - Nevada, MO - To be determined

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



New Book expected from publisher by Nov 11:

Remember our Veterans

The book Remember our Veterans, will be available at the Veterans Day Parade in Nevada on Nov. 11, 2016. It contains over seventy Vernon County and local veteran stories and pictures, and about 300 veterans' service records compiled from obituary files. The proceeds from the book will go to the Missouri Veterans Home in Mount Vernon, Missouri.

The cost until after Veteran’s Day is $30. After that it will be $35 with $5 added if to be mailed.

Checks should be made to: Veteran Book/Neoma Foreman and mailed to 14695 S C Hwy, Walker, MO 64790





The Walker Herald

Walker, Missouri

Extant Issues Transcribed

1892-1923, 1924-1926, and 1927-1931


In 1882 S. J. Preston began publishing the Walker Herald, a weekly journal sold by subscription, and continued its publication until two weeks before his death in 1931. Neoma Foreman was given permission by Preston's family to transcribe the extant issues of the newspaper and publish those transcriptions in three volumes. Each of the three volumes is fully indexed.  A “21st Century Award” from the Missouri State Genealogical Association helped fund in part the publication of the books.  The 3-vol. set can be purchased for $50.00 (includes Media Mail shipping/handling) by mailing check or company purchase order to the Cedar & Vernon Co MO Genealogical Society at the above address.  Comb bound cardstock covers, 8 1/2 x 11 format.  Sample page at this link.  

   1892-1923 - 190 pages includes index

   1924-1926 - 178 pages includes index

   1927-1931 - 216 pages includes index

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