We the People: Arkansas Ancestor Fair set for end of May

Sharon Burns: The 24th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair and Genealogical Swap Meet will be May 31 and June 1 in Leslie and Marshall, Ark.
BY SHARON BURNS sburns@opubco.com Published: April 22, 2013
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The 24th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair and Genealogical Swap Meet will be May 31 and June 1 in Leslie and Marshall, Ark.

Mary Dunn and Anna Pfeiffer, Arkansas History Commission, will present “An Overview of Civil War Resources” and “Official Records of the Civil War in Arkansas” at 9 a.m., May 31 at Ozark Heritage Arts Center & Museum, 410 Oak, Leslie, Ark.

Afternoon sessions will include speakers Brian Irby, Arkansas History Commission, “Looking Back at the Civil War Through the Records” and James J. Johnston, Searcy County Historical Society, “Searcy County in 1863: Confederate Guerrillas & Union Recruiters.” Fee is $5 per session.

A mixer dinner will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Petit Jean Co-op, Airport Road, Marshall, Ark., for $10 per person. For reservations, call 870-447-2500.

The Genealogy Swap Meet will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 at Marshall Civic Center, 515 Zack Road, Marshall, Ark.

For more information, go online to http://ancestorfair.us or contact Shirley J. Gray at 870-448-3308 or email shirleysdream@windstream.net.

Genealogy notes

• Brad Agnew, Ph.D., will present “Civil War in Oklahoma” at 6 p.m. April 25 at Muskogee Genealogical Society, Muskogee Public Library, 801 W Okmulgee, Muskogee.

For more information, go to www.okgenweb.org/~mcgs/, email muscogeso@yahoo.com or call (918) 682-6657.

• Jan Davis, Oklahoma Department of Libraries administrative archivist, will present “The Collections of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries,” at the Oklahoma Genealogical Society meeting at 6 p.m. May 6 in the Chesapeake Event Center, Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive.