Ancestor Fair – 1998

9th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair

Leslie/Marshall, Arkansas – June 4-6, 1998



Thursday, June 4, 1998

SESSION I: Marshall Restaurant – $5

1:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Researching Wayne County, TN
Edgar D. Byler III, Wayne Co. Historian

Thursday, June 4, 1998
Dinner with Program ($12): Marshall Restaurant
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.: White-Indian Contact in Arkansas Ozarks
George Lankford, Lyon College

Friday, June 5, 1998

SESSION II: Leslie Public School – $5
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Introduction to 21st Century Research
11:00 a.m. – 12 noon: Researching the Arkansas Ozarks
Russell P. Baker, Arkansas History Commission

12 noon – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch

SESSION III: Leslie Public School – $5
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Problem Solving in the Burned Counties
(Baxter, Benton, Carroll, Fulton, Izard, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Van Buren)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Native American Research
Russell P. Baker, Arkansas History Commission

SESSION IV: Leslie Public School – $4
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Genealogy on the Internet
Dorothy Ragland & Bill Couch

MIXER DINNER: Ruben’s Restaurant, Marshall
6:00 p.m. till ?: $8

Saturday, June 6, 1998

Leslie Public School
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Providers set up
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: ANCESTOR FAIR
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon: Mini Resource Centers

The popular North Arkansas Ancestor fair will celebrate its ninth event June 4-6, 1998, at the Leslie Public School, Leslie, Arkansas. (Well, not quite all of it will be at the Leslie Public School – Thursday’s events will be at the Marshall Restaurant in Marshall and the Friday night Mixer-Dinner will be at Ruben’s Restaurant, also in Marshall).

The North Arkansas Ancestor Fair is the original Ancestor Fair and the idea of meeting to share family histories has proved so popular that it has been emulated elsewhere in Arkansas, in Oklahoma and Missouri. The area covered by the North Arkansas Ancestor Fair is a triangle in North Arkansas cornered by Washington-Benton counties in the northwest, Sharp-Independence-Lawrence in the northeast and Conway-Pope counties on the Arkansas River (and, of course, all counties in between).

We encourage all family researchers to either share their information – we provide table space free – or to see what others have brought. We also encourage small genealogical publishers and county societies to display their information/wares and help the researchers. Admission and table space is free.

Since Fairs have Side Shows, so do we; good, knowledgeable presenters/speakers who answer your questions about their areas of expertise. We charge for Side Shows, however, $5 per two-hour session.

Come see us at the Ancestor Fair! Advance booking is required for table space, meals and Side Shows otherwise just drop in.

For more information contact: James J. Johnston, 2333 East Oaks Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72703; Tel: (501) 442-3691, e-mail; or Vickie Pruetzel, P. O. Box 1136, Marshall, AR 72650; Tel: (870) 448-5983.

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