Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Greenville Researcher Presents August Program Meeting

Martha Bone, long-time society member from Greenville, Mississippi was the featured speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Itawamba Historical Society. The program, Itawamba County Items at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, was presented to a full auditorium on Tuesday evening, August 21 in the Gordon McFerrin Assembly Hall of the George Poteet History Center in Mantachie.

Members and guests from Itawamba, Monroe and Lee counties heard an informative talk about what research material is available pertaining to Itawamba County at the MDAH library in Jackson. Included in the talk was information about non-genealogical materials that contain a wealth of information about Itawamba County families.

The members and guests enjoyed a dinner featuring old-time Mississippi chicken and dressing with all the trimmings prepared by society members.

Martha Bone is also the author of the new book Itawamba County, Mississippi World War I Draft Registration Cards With Supplemental Information. This hard-bound book is available for purchase from the society. For further information, contact the society.

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