Mark your calendars in November!
Monday, November 3rd , will be our regularly scheduled meeting. At 6:30 p.m. we
will meet at the Copiah County Courthouse in Hazlehurst where Chancery Clerk, Steve Amos, will give us a tour to see the restorations that have taken place. Last December
we met and saw the courthouse before work began. You'll be amazed to see how it looks now - simply beautiful!
Saturday, November 8th, the Family Research Association
is hosting a Genealogy Fair at Alta Woods Methodist Church Family Life Center on Terry Road in Jackson. This year's event will be even better than last year. Not
only will there be tables with genealogy information, there will also be speakers. A flyer is attached with more information. Presentations (with PowerPoints) will include the
Old Capitol Restoration, African & Native American Research, and Preserving Heirlooms (by yours truly). I'll be glad to give you directions - it's easy to find.
Saturday, November 15th , our very own VP, Dan Johnson, will give a presentation for the Simpson County Historical & Genealogical Society at the D'Lo Community Center at 10:00 a.m. The
topic is Samuel Brown - Patriot, Pioneer, Statesman . While researching to discover his "first family" connection, Dan uncovered some interesting documents - and even
a murder! Dan will give some good research tips on using non-traditional documents for genealogy research. I hope you can join us for this event. E-mail me if you need
Saturday, November 22nd, will be our first cemetery cleanup day starting at 10:00 a.m. Some of you may recall that I mentioned
at the last regular meeting that we chose the Joshua Hennington Cemetery on Didlake Road as our first project. This is a relatively small cemetery with approximately 15 grave markers.
We will need to rake, pick up some markers (need dirt), cut small trees, set some pavers as steps to have access up a small enbankment, and do some general cleanup. This will be a
good cemetery to start with. Please help us. Word is getting around that we are really working to document and save cemeteries. This is one more step in that
direction. E-mail me as soon as you can if you will be able to help. We need all the help we can get to make it go smoothly and efficiently. I'm working on signs to place
at each one. If anyone has any suggestions on that, please let me know.
Look forward to seeing our local members soon. Please contact me should you have any questions.