Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Memphis Area Genealogy Happenings

There was an article in the Sunday, March 16, 2008 Commercial Appeal (Memphis Newspaper). I'd provide a link, but they never posted it on their website, so I'll summarize.

Tennessee has a statewide effort to preserve genealogical information written in old family bibles. The River City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is organizing an effort at the Richland Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church from 1 to 5 pm on March 30th. The church is located at 8658 Rosemark Road [in the Rosemark/Millington area, north of Memphis]. If you have a family bible, published in 1929 or earlier, they will be photographing the cover, the page with the publication date and the handwritten records of births, deaths and marriages. The information will become a resource to genealogy researchers after it is transcribed, indexed and published in a book. Anyone with a bible that qualifies may call Anne Dows Holzemer at 901-357-9253 to schedule an appointment on March 30th. The author of the article was Tom Baily, Jr and he can be reached at

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