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I have located another adoption record in the Warranty Deed Books in
Jefferson County Mo.
RIEBOLD, Frank, minor child, adopted by Louis and Barbara RIEBOLD from his
mother Mary RIEBOLD of the same place, on 14 August 1909, recorded Book 65
All the adoption records I have located so far can be viewed at our web site
I am looking for information on James Walter Cook and Alice Lenore LaPee.
Their son Lester Paul Cook, I have been told was born in Desoto, Mo.
I have not been able to prove this.
Other siblings were Mary Julia, Esther, Cecil, Edna etc, I have all of
those but I'm also missing a James Alexander born 1900.
Parents of James Walter were:
James H. Cook
James Asa Cook
Any and all help would be appreciative,
Project Pioneers Requests
Schweiss, Courtois Family Info
At a board meeting last week, Ste. Genevieve Project Pioneers set the dates
to meet with the Schweiss and Courtois families who will be honored at the
next Jour de Fete in August 2008. Meetings with members of these families
have been set for the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. beginning
October 27 at the Ste. Genevieve branch of Ozark Regional Library in the
Community Center building on Highway 32. There will be no meeting in
Presently, a Schweiss book is available at the library for family members to
check and submit additions or corrections. Not enough information is
available yet on the Courtois family. Please submit information to Barbara
Basler, "Ste. Gen. Project Pioneers" <sgprojectpioneer(a)hotmail.com> or mail
to her at 50 N. 5th St., Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670.
Family history books on these families will be published and available at
Ste. Genevieve Jour de Fete next August. All family history information is
needed by early February. No new data will be accepted after July 1, however
corrections may be submitted until July 26.
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The Rubincam Youth Award - Newly Revised!
The National Genealogical Society established the Rubincam Youth Award in
1986 to honor Milton Rubincam, CG, FASG, FNGS, for his many years of service
to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of genealogy. These
awards are offered annually to encourage and recognize our youth as the next
generation of family historians.
The awards may be given annually to a student in either one or two age
categories for the appropriately prepared genealogy.
The Senior award will be presented to students in Grades 10 to 12, or
between the ages of
16 to 18. The award winner will receive a $500 cash prize, a plaque, the NGS
Home Study course, and a one-year NGS membership. The winning submission
along with presentation details may appear in the Fall NGS NewsMagazine.
The Junior award is open to students in grades 7 to 9, or between the ages
to 15 years. The award winner will receive a plaque, the NGS Home Study
course, and a one-year NGS membership. The winning submission along with
presentation details may appear in the NGS NewsMagazine.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2008. Guidelines for submissions
can be found on the NGS website at www.ngsgenealogy.org
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Mark Your Calendars: 2008 NGS Conference and Family History Fair, 14 -
17 May, Kansas City, MO
Family History Fair at the Jefferson County Library
The Jefferson County Genealogical Society in cooperation with the Jefferson County Library will host the 2nd annual Family History Fair on Saturday, October 20, 2007. The free event will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The day¡¯s activities will include:
¡ñLectures on a wide range of topics:
¡°Genealogical Treasures in Old Photographs¡± presented by Mindy Hudson, Genealogy Library Clerk, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
¡°So, You Have Ancestors from the British Isles?¡± presented by Dan Vornberg, JCGS Treasurer, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
¡°Massacre of House Springs¡± KMOX Radio Broadcast from The Land We Live In. The broadcast is on a record donated to the library. Please Note: The recording is old and sometimes difficult to hear. 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
¡°Probate Records: A Genealogist¡¯s Tool that Should Not Be Overlooked¡± presented by LaDonna Garner, Certified Genealogist, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
¡°Researching Resources at the St. Louis Genealogical Society¡± presented by Ted Steele, President of St. Louis Genealogical Society, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
¡°Genealogy and the Internet¡± presented by Christine Merseal, Genealogy Library Associate, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
¡ñBelow is a list of genealogical institutions and organizations who have verified their participation in the day¡¯s events:
Arnold Historical Society
Daughters of the American Revolution, Olde Towne Fenton Chapter
Jefferson County Family History Center, Hillsboro
Family Tree Tours
Meramec Valley Genealogy and Historical Society
Missouri Society for Military History
Missouri State Genealogical Association
National Archives and Records Administration, National Personnel Records Center
Northwest Preservation Society of Jefferson County
No Waste Publishing Co.
Sons of the American Revolution, Spirit of St. Louis Chapter
Sons of Confederate Veterans
St. Louis City Public Library, History & Genealogy Dept
St. Louis Genealogical Society
¡ñRegister for a door prize such as:
Family Tree Maker 2008 plus training video on DVD
Your Family Reunion: How to Plan it, Organize it and Enjoy It by George G. Morgan
Roots for Kids: A Genealogy Guide to Young People by Susan Provost Beller
Researching Your Colonial New England Ancestors by Patricia Law Hatcher
Historical Arnold, republished by the Arnold Historical Society (Missouri)
National Archives Publication
And much more¡
¡ñFree access to online databases such as Ancestry & Heritage Quest;
¡ñPreview of popular family history software products, including Family Tree Maker 2006, Rootsmagic, Legacy and Master Genealogist;
Registration is not required. However, lecture space is limited so arrive early to sign up for the presentations on the day of the event.
*The Jefferson County Library phone# is 636-677-8186.
*There is a caf¨¦ in the library lobby, where individuals may purchase a lunch or snack item.
The event will be held at the Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch, 5680 State Road PP, in High Ridge. Visit the Jefferson County Genealogical Society website for additional information at www.rootsweb.com/~mojcgs/index.html.
This is a great opportunity to learn how you can start your family tree project and get great tips on advancing your research!
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>From the Independent Journal, Thursday, August 16, 2007, Pg. 1B
"Preparations are underway for the annual St. Joachim-St. Joseph Fall
Festival set for Sunday, September 9, 2007. The event, scheduled for the second
Sunday of September each year, promised to be of the best ever where friends,
family and alumni come together to celebrate the French heritage of the
community, first settled in 1723. At the time, explorers came to the region
searching for precious ores. Philipe Francois Renault, with a grant from the French
government, claimed land on a section of what is known as the Old Mines
Concession. Residents today are direct descendants of some of those early
It doesn't give the time it starts till finish, but the article does mention
dinners are served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sharon (Hartzell) Smith
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In the Independent Journal, Potosi, Washington Co., Mo. Thursday, August 23,
2007, Pg. 8A was an article about the Fete de l"Automne honoring the
"Merseal, Mercille, Mearseal, Mercil, and other spelling variations" of the family
that will be honored Sunday, October 7, 2007 at Fertile, Washington Co., Mo.
"The story begins with the marriage of Guillebert Marcil in 1602 in St-Omer,
France, and the emigration of his son, Andre' Marcil dit l'Espagnol, to
Quebec some years later. Two of Andre's sons, Andre' and Charles, are the
progenitors of the two Marcil families who eventually came to Old Mines.
Louis Marcil, grandson of Andre' Marcil dit l"Espagniol, and son of Andre',
was the first to settle in the Illinois Country. - he married in Ste.
Genevieve in 1809, but probably moved to Washington County around 1819 to farm and
work in the tiff diggins. Louis was the father of twelve children, most of
whom still have descendants living in Washington and surrounding counties.
There will be a display of Marcil photographs at the Fete this year. The
exhibit will be housed in the Maplewood Schoolhouse. If anyone has Marcil
photographs by any spelling of the name, or even if the Marcil name has changed
to another through marriage, please share your old photographs (1950 and
older) so that others may enjoy reliving their heritage through these likenesses
Military photos are especially welcome, as they want to honor those who
served their country from Civil War through World War II. Though they are proud
of all veterans of any time period, current historical research ends with
The most efficient way of getting your photographs to the society is to
email them to _pawpawpride(a)gmail.com_ (mailto:email@example.com) .
Alternatively you can mail a copy of each photograph to Helen Valle Crist. Please
indicate if you want the copy returned. Original photos will be accepted and
returned, but the society cannot be responsible for their safety in transit."
Copied from the Independent Journal.
Sharon (Hartzell) Smith
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