Ancestor Fair – 2000

11th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair

Marshall, Arkansas – June 1-3, 2000


Press Release

The Eleventh North Arkansas Ancestor Fair will be held, June 1-3, 2000, in Leslie and Marshall, Arkansas for all researchers and county historical societies in north Arkansas. This has been a popular event for north Arkansas researchers of both history and genealogy and has been called a “genealogical swap meet” and a “place to brag on your ancestors”. The Ancestor Fair is a place to meet north Arkansas kinfolk and learn about the past.

Thursday and Friday program topics will be: “Civil War Peace Society in North Arkansas”, “Non-traditional Research in Missouri”, “Civil War Refugees in the Ozarks”, “The Life and Times of Silas C. Turnbo [19th century recorder of Ozarks’ history]”, “Genealogy on the Internet”, and “Computer Genealogy: Comparing Software”. Program presenters are: Lynn Morrow, Missouri State Archives; John Bradbury, Western Historical Manuscripts Collection, University of Missouri-Rolla; James J. Johnston, Searcy County Historical Society; Tracey Converse, sponsor of the Arkansas Family History Association’s website.

On Saturday, June 3, Dorothy Tincup Mauldin, popular speaker, and researcher, will discuss “Researching the Five Civilized Tribes” (Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw and Seminole). Saturday will be devoted to information exchange and book and resource sales. Family and county historians occupy tables and share information at no cost. Small publishers, book dealers, photograph restorers, county historical societies have their wares for sale.

Admission to Saturday’s Ancestor Fair and its resources is free. Table space for information providers is free. There is a fee for the programs and Friday night’s Mixer-Dinner, however. For more information contact: James J. Johnston, 2333 N. East Oaks Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72703; Tel: (501) 442-3691; e-mail

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