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BV Genealogical Society holds monthly meeting

Tuesday, October 3, 2000

The Buena Vista County Genealogy Society met on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Genealogical Library.

The program was presented by Allen and Gayla Sorenson of Sioux Rapids. Histories of Viking explorations reached as far as Oklahoma in the United States. Mooring stones have been found throughout the Midwest. A stone found in our vicinity is unique, in that a hole has been made through the stone. It is puzzling as to who drilled the hole and how did he do it? In spite of some doubt, the stones appear to be genuine. A most interesting presentation. Mrs. Ruth Hurless accompanied the speakers.

The meeting was called to order by President E. Francis. Roll call was answered by 10 members.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. A copy of the Treasurer's Report was given to each member. Outstanding bills were presented and payment approved. The Library Committee reported work is continuing on the filing of the Probate Records. The committee reported they have handled 387 records that have been alphabetized and filed.

Discussion on acquisitions and donations were held. People who donate materials are asked to please leave their names so we may acknowledge the donation. Our policy is to accept the contributions with the option being we keep what we determine will be useful to our collection and dispose of unsuitable materials as we see fit.

Requests for information follow:

S. Larsen, KS - obituary of Geo. Ingalls; K.D. Cawley - purchase of death records; D. Barkley, OR - information on Howard family; K. Fredrick, IA - Brett Harrigton; B. Hoge, KS - Jones, Spink, Stacy, Montgomery; E. Emerson, IA - Wheat and Messinger.

The business meeting adjourned. A motion was made by M. Miller, seconded by A. Anderson.

Velda Robinson, Secretary

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