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Amish are topic of GCGS meeting slated for Feb. 4
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MONROE - Mark Louden, Max Kade Institute co-director, will be the speaker for the Green County Genealogical Society meeting at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Monroe Public Library in the second-floor meeting room.

Louden, who is a Mennonite, will speak on the Old Order Amish. He will speak on the central aspects of Amish life and the Christian faith that anchors it, with a special emphasis on Amish communities in Wisconsin, which has the fourth largest Amish population of any U.S. state. He will clarify a number of misunderstandings about the Amish, as well as their close spiritual cousins, the Mennonites.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call 815-868-2416 or 608-921-1537.

The GCGS Research Center, in the lower level of the library, is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and the third Saturday and from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.