Registration Open for Monthly Genealogy Course

Genealogy Class photo

This interesting family picture from the Elmo and Bessie Ingenthron Collection, WRVHS, provides many clues for the genealogist. Glued to the original cabinet card is a short obituary for 106-year-old "Mrs. Hill" from Berryville, AR, as well as a notation regarding "M J Porter grandmother". The back of the portrait identifies that the older woman, seated, is "Grandmother Hill".

Reservations are now being accepted for a monthly series of free genealogical research classes with the White River Valley Historical Society. The series, held at the WRVHS in partnership with the Taneycomo Chapter DAR, will begin on Saturday, June 3rd. Space is limited, and must be reserved in advance.

Each session will include a short presentation and hands-on project for various free research websites, followed by time for participants to work on their own research, assisted by experienced genealogists from both organizations. Basic computer experience is required. Reservations may be made by calling the Society at 417-546-2210, or emailing

The White River Valley Historical Society includes a museum, research library, and bookstore/gift shop at 297 Main Street in Forsyth. Hours are Monday–Friday, 10:00–4:00. The Society’s Branson Centennial Museum (417-239-1912) is located at 120 S. Commercial in downtown Branson, is open Monday–Saturday, 10:00–4:00, and includes the Reish Family Gallery, as well as a bookstore/gift shop. There is no admission charge at either location.

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