Genealogy Fair - Nov. 15

The second annual Mid-Ohio Valley Genealogy Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Wood County Library. The Capt. James Neal Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host the event from 1:00-3:00 PM. This year’s guest speakers will be Bob Fish and Carey Clevenger.

The Sons of the American Revolution is a genealogy society that promotes history, education and patriotism. Fish is a past chairman of the SAR’s National Genealogy Committee. He is a direct descendent of eight proved Revolutionary War patriots and is researching others. He has sponsored 143 SAR memberships and received the SAR’s Florence Kendall Medal as the top national sponsor for 2013. Fish is the first person from West Virginia to receive the award.

Fish currently serves on the SAR’s National Information Technology Committee. He will speak at 1:00 PM on Genealogy 101. His topics will include the basics of getting started in genealogy, and also what tools and services are available on the internet for genealogy research.

Fish is a U.S. Army veteran and has received the SAR’s Patriot Medal and the Distinguished Service Medal.

Clevenger will speak at 2:00 PM. He is employed at the library and is a specialist on the Genealogy Room. He will be speaking on the layout of the genealogy room, its history, functions and uses.

Other local and state Genealogists will be available during the afternoon. Refreshments will be available and the event is free and open to the public.