Sunday, August 17, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #236:
31 Mar 1992

by Rocky Macy

The St. Louis Genealogical Society has announced that its 23rd Annual Fair will be held on Saturday, 20 June 1992, at the Holiday Inn-Southwest and Viking Conference Center at Watson Road and Lindbergh Boulevard in St. Louis, MO. It is open both to members of the Society and others interested in genealogy.

Larry O. JENSEN, editor of the German Genealogical Digest and former supervisor of the European section of the Genealogical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will speak on "Determining the Place of Origin of Immigrant German Ancestors," "Beginning German Research Procedures," and, "Advanced German Research Procedures."

William H. SCHOEFFLER, an accredited lecturer and author and Director of Education at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, will discuss "New England Research Sources," "Evidence Versus Proof: Guidelines for the Genealogist," and "What to Look for in Deeds and Probate Records."

Society members Eleanor CANNING STROUP and Rutha Ann ABELS HAGER will hold sessions, respectively on "Beginning Genealoggy" and "Genealogical Publishing: Ideas and Resources."

Attendees at this fair will also have access to a wide range of exhibitors, surname exchanges, trading posts, photo duplications, and will receive attendance prizes and a package of genealogical materials.

Tickets for the Annual Fair and registration forms may be received only by mail (with a self-addressed, stamped envelope) from the Society's office at 9011 Manchester Road, Suite 3, St. Louis, MO 63144. Registration is $17.50, and registration with lunch is $20.00. And, if you decide to attend this important Midwest genealogical event, be sure to let the sponsors know that you heard about it through Rootbound!

Betty TROUTMAN (22908 Cielo Vista, San Antonio, TX 78255) is trying to determine the parentage of William HAYS (born 7 Mar 1801, Northumberland County, VA) and his wife, Ann CUNNINGHAM (born 26 May 1798, Granville, NC). William died 7 Feb 1892 in Jackson County, MO, and Ann passed away in the same county on 20 Dec 1869. both are buried in Yankee Cemetery, Jackson County, MO.

The children of William and Ann (CUNNINGHAM) HAYS (above) were: Benjamin Franklin (born 1 Aug 1821, Henrico County, VA; married Jane Iva HOWELL), Nancy R. (born 15 Aug 1825, Augusta County, VA; married Jacob YANKEE), Ann Elizabeth (born 5 May 1828, Surry County, NC; married #1 Mr. YANKEE, #2. Charles CLAYTON), Matilda D. (born 30 May 1831, MO; never married), Susan Ruth Margaret (born 13 Dec 1837, MO; married Mr. LUTTRELL), and William Owen (born 1840, MO).

Betty TROUTMAN (above) would like to correspond with anyone who has knowledge of her HAYS roots.

Rootbound has recently received the 1992 edition of Merle GANIER's Family Periodicals and Reunions. This twenty-eight page pamphlet has an alphabetical listing of numerous family organizations as well as various publications including genealogical columns. Rootbound has been listed in its pages for several years. Copies of this useful document may be ordered from the compiler, Merle GANIER, at 2108 Grace Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111-2816, for the postage-paid price of just five dollars.

Rootbound would enjoy hearing from any of our readers who are descendants of baldknobbers. Those with stories to share of baldknobbers (or ordinary bushwhackers) should send them to Rootbound in the Hills in care of this newspaper. We'll share your very unique Ozark heritage with our readers.

Until next week...happy hunting!

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