Please visit the sight below for what the Historical Society has to offer.
Ilene N. Kreider
----- Original Message -----
From: Cathie <repete(a)rconnect.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [IABENTON-L] Flaming
Let me be the first one to say, thank you for posting a note to the
I know you may not be able to read this posting until your next day
society but, as it is, it'll wait for you. *smile*
Almost everyone who works on their family lineage should know, like you
that a historical society works on other projects in regards to the
preserve our humble beginnings. However, I for one, got a let down
mentioned that genealogy at the society is a sideline and not more of
importance that your time would not be required more than one day per
Historical = pertaining to history, or the record of past events.
An account or history of the descent of a person or family from an
enumeration of ancestors and their children in the natural order of
It would be my understanding that without the people (our ancestors),
would be no historical value/reason to maintain a historical society.
assessment is not targeted towards a certain locale as I believe that
apply to all areas.
Could anyone on this list please enlighten me as to the holdings at the
County Historical Society (please)? By that I mean is it strictly
also contains holdings of old....from our ancestors?
Benton County Historical Society wrote:
> Thought I better get my 2 cents in. I do not want the Benton County
> Genealogy Society to get blamed (and flamed) for our short comings here
> the Benton County Historical Society. We are two different
> Here at the Historical Society we deal with genealogy as a
> many activities of which genealogy is only one. While I do my
> all requests, I am only one person and the only one in the
> department. The letter in which you refer (the $20.00 check that was
> returned to you) all took place before I became involved in the
> department here. There were stacks of papers to go through when
> and as your letter was old (as was the check) I returned it to
> the offer to help you out if there was anything further I could
> I have also been painting here, my husband has assembled book
> the library is now arranged for the convenience of our visiters.
> just got the microfilm reader repaired and will be obtaining a
> machine soon. Then hopefully we can start adding to the library
> collections. So, Shirley, yes I've been busy. I volunteer one
> week and time goes fast. If there is anyone in the area who
> help volunteer please contact me through this list.
> Most Sincerely,
> Ilene N. Kreider
> Researcher, Benton County HISTORICAL Society