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Kids “Genealogy Detective” Workshop Coming!

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Rhonda Becchold, Volunteer at the Hopkins County Genealogical Society

There’s still some space in the first-ever Genealogy Detective workshop set for Saturday June 10 from 1-4 pm at 611 North Davis Street, inside the Hopkins County Genealogical Library. It’s open to kids in third grade and up for a cost of $10. An adult must accompany each paid child. Fun facts about finding family history, a detective trip to the SS City Cemetery, snacks and prizes will be included. Register by calling 903-885-8523.

Rhonda Becchold, Corresponding Secretary of the Society helped devised the kid’s workshop idea along with Librarian Jan Stovall. Currently, other members are working on various projects including a WWII book of local military to accompany the already-completed WWI book of Hopkins County soldiers. These books were compiled from existing and newly added records and documents. There is also a Hopkins County 1914 History compilation in the works. If anyone has local records to contribute from the year of 1914, please contact the Society. The last two compilations “The Collection of Kenneth and Sidney Brice Early Histories of Hopkins County” and the “Hopkins County Souvenir Booklet” are in stock and available for purchase, as are many other interesting works in the bookstore.

The monthly Society meetings offer interesting speakers and are open to the public. If you wish to join the Hopkins County Genealogical Society, cost is $20 per year individual or $25 per family. Members receive a booklet called “Quarterly” four times per year which is filled with interesting stories of people and places that are being added to the archives. For information, contact 903-885-8523 or contact Society President John Sellers.

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Author: Enola Gay

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