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Genealogy center to host open house
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MONROE - The Genealogical Society Research Center will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Monroe Public Library, 925 16th St.

The open house will commemorate the move to the lower level of the Monroe Public Library. The ceremony will begin with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.

A dedication of a United States flag and holder will be made in honor of John Inman, who was vice-president and a longtime member of the society and volunteered with the Boy Scouts for several years. Members of the society, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will act as color guard.

Following the ceremony, members will be available able to show the holdings and visitors may do limited research.

Donations of family memorabilia will also be on display, and publications will be for sale. Refreshments will be available.

The Genealogy Society was organized in April of 2001 with 23 members and has grown to a membership of over 70 members in many states. Ongoing projects include miscellaneous obituary binders from the early 1900s to the present, marriages and local news of townships. For more information about the society, contact Donna Kjendlie at (608) 921-1537 or Evelyn Crooks at (608) 897-2041.