Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Upcoming Area Genealogy Conferences During June

Two area genealogical conferences will be held during June. The 5th Annual Northeast Mississippi Heritage Gathering will be held in nearby Aberdeen June 6 through June 7. This conference is an opportunity to work together with others whose roots are in the northeast Mississippi area. Local authorities on the families of Monroe County will have their files and books available and a copy machine will be available. Attendees will be doing research as a vehicle for learning. There will be a computer lab that will enable those attending to directly research their families while learning about various online resources. The Evans Memorial Library and the Monroe County Chancery Archives will be available as well, with guides on hand. For a complete listing of lectures and more information on the conference, visit the Northeast Mississippi Heritage Gathering website.

The Bluewater Family History and Genealogy Conference will be held in nearby Florence, Alabama June 26 through June 28. With subjects ranging from Southern family history to American Indians and African Americans, this will be a wide-ranging event. Hosted in northwest Alabama, this conference is home to a variety of rich and hard-to-research heritages. Thos attending will have access to speakers who are experts in the field of research via archives and the conference will be attended by numerous genealogists from around the country. For more information about this conference, visit the Bluewater Family History and Genealogy Conference website.

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