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From: Jim Hobbs <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Genealogical Society Meeting
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 19:45:38 -0600
Thanks for the invite and the news. We will not be there as we have too far to come for an afternoon
meeting. Keep us posted on developments.
Jim and Wanda Hobbs
> Evening, folks...
> Thought that I'd take a few minutes tonight to invite you to our Batesville
> Genealogical Society's joint meeting with the Independence County
> Historical Society this weekend at the Old Independence Regional Museum.
> We meet together four times a year, and in January, it's the BGS's turn to
> host the program.
> The meeting will be at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, this coming Sunday, the
> 16th, here in Batesville. The guest speaker will be William Coe, who will
> talk about the Gainsboro Community, and the work that has been done to
> restore the Oak Bluff School there.
> So, Sunday afternoon I'll be getting up and introducing everyone, and
> making a couple of presentations that mean quite a bit to me. Last year we
> placed a plaque in the Museum's Research Room, noting those who have been
> or are members of the Society that have given of themselves and their time
> to help others in their research of the areas that we cover. The first
> person we honored was Wilson Powell, charter member and past president of
> the Society, and one well deserving of the honor. Anyone that has any ties
> in Independence, Sharp and Lawrence counties for sure, and the others to
> certain extents, can find info out from Mr. P. This year the award will go
> to another individual who also has shared a great bit of their time helping
> others....come to the meeting, and I'll share the news with you!! : )
> The other announcement and presentation that I'm very proud of is the
> giving of a Canon Microfilm Reader/Printer to the Museum from the Society.
> We've been taking donations (could still take some if there's any money
> left after Christmas!!) for a while now, and felt that we had enough that
> we could make this commitment to the Museum's Research Room. We started
> talking of only a reader, but as we went along, we decided that the
> printer/reader was the way to go. Much easier to make a copy than to sit
> there and write it all out!! If you've ever been to the Powhatan Court
> House in Lawrence County to look through their archives, and want to get
> something off the microfilm there, you're stuck with hand copying...no
> printer attached. Very tedious, especially since there's only the one
> machine. (Not to knock the State of Arkansas - I'm sure they're doing all
> they can with the money they have allotted for Parks and such...) Anyway,
> the machine is to be delivered this week, and we will present it,
> officially, to the Museum Sunday afternoon.
> I've been President of the BGS since 1997 now, and I feel as if these two
> things are some of the most important ones we've done since I've been
> involved. I'm quite honored to be a part of this wonderful organization
> that helps other folks like you and me to find more information about their
> relatives. I hope that you, wherever you are, have become a member of the
> local genealogical society there, and help others in your area to find
> folks. And, if you so desire, check out the BGS' web site, and learn how
> $10.00 a year will get you a membership in this society - along with
> possibly lots of info on your ancestors!
> Have a great week, and thanks for letting me have your attention for this
> Happy hunting, everyone!
> Regina Creekmore Weaver
> President, Batesville Genealogical Society
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