Genealogical Society plans annual ‘Lock-In’ Saturday

From Staff Reports

July 11, 2007 - Members of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society will hold their annual "Lock-In" this Saturday, July 14, in the Research Library at 212 Main St.

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The Genealogical Society’s Research Library has more than 5,000 printed volumes in its collection.

The lock-in begins at noon when the research library opens its doors for the day, and will continue until the last dogged researcher gives up the ghost, so to speak.

A $5 donation is required, but that also guarantees all researchers lots of good things to eat, plus drinks, during the event.

Genealogical Society members invite any and all to "come on down and spend the night with us," and add that drawings will be held for door prizes during the evening.

The library houses one of the most extensive collections of genealogical research materials in the area, including all of the microfilm censuses for every county in Texas through 1930. There are also many other rolls of microfilm and microfiche from other states, newspapers and court records, and more than 5,000 volumes of printed materials.

Volunteers will be on hand Saturday to teach beginners how to research, offer tips to extend their research, and assist patrons in using the microfilm and microfiche readers and printers.

The research library is normally open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The library is also open until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month.

For more information, call the Genealogical Society at 903-885-8523.

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