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					                                                    Genealogy Society
                                                           Of
                                                Craighead County, Arkansas

                                                   This month’s meeting will be at the
                                                        Jonesboro Public Library

                                                              July 17, 2005




VOLUME NUMBER NINE, ISSUE NUMBER SEVEN                                              JULY 2005

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MEETING HAPPENINGS: On June 26, 2005 our regular meeting was held at the Jonesboro
Public Library. Our speaker was Nancy Nelms, County Clerk. She told us about the records that
are available through her office.

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EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING: The Executive Board meeting for July was held on July 9,
2005 at the Jonesboro Public Library.
   1. The next Beginning Genealogy Class will be Monday & Tuesday, August 1 & 2, 2005
       from 6 to 8:00 pm.
   2. Cemetery Book Volume 5 will be available August 1, 2005.
   3. The next Executive Board Meeting will be August 13, 2005.

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JULY MEETING: The July meeting will be held on July 17, 2005 at 2:00 in the Round Room
at the Jonesboro Public Library. Our speaker will be Lynda Suffridge from Little Rock. Her topic
is: “The Crazy Quilt of Metes and Bounds: Platting Land in State Land States”

Bring your Metes and Bounds land descriptions. Also bring paper and a protractor (the one
shaped like a “D”.)
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                                            DUES
Membership Dues are $15 a year from January to January. Please send dues to GSCCA, P.O.
Box 844, Jonesboro, AR 72403. We would love to have you join us. Corporate Membership is
$35 a year from January to January.
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BEGINNING GENEALOGY: The next Beginning Genealogy class will be held on August 1
& 2, 2005 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. at the Jonesboro public library.

Please contact Betty Woodall betty.woodall@worldnet.att.net -- 931-4111 or Nancy Matthews
nlmatthews@sbcglobal.net -- 933-8153.
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AUGUST MEETING: The August Meeting will be held on August 21, 2005 in the Round
Room at the Jonesboro Library. The speaker will be Craighead County Circuit Clerk, Ann
Hudson. She will tell us about the records that are available through her office.

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NEW MEMBER:

Jean Sales – 1008 Sylvan Hill Dr. – Jonesboro, AR 72401 jjsales@cox.net
       JOHNSON, GARTRELL, HUDSON, DREWRY

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ANCESTRY.COM: For those who have a access to Ancestry.com, the following databases are
online: Arkansas Death Index 1914-1950, Arkansas Divorce Index 1923-1939, Arkansas
Marriages to 1850, Arkansas Marriages 1779-1992, Arkansas Marriages 1820-1949 and
Arkansas Marriages 1851-1900. In order to search these databases individually you:
    1. Open Ancestry
    2. Click on Birth, Marriage & Death Records (SSDI)
    3. Scroll down to -- Search Individual Birth, Marriage & Death Databases
    4. Scroll to the selected database and then click GO at the bottom of the page.

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Once again thank you to Nancy Nelms for her program in June. She had many interesting
comments about the Craighead County Courthouse.

The following are some of the records available through her office:
   1. Marriage records
   2. Wills and probates
   3. Some adoptions (ones in open probate)
   4. Election results
   5. Articles of Incorporation
   6. Brands
   7. Tax records
   8. Divorce records

There is one thing that we might be able to help with. When there are heavy or prolonged rains,
water seeps into the basement of the courthouse building. To date none of the old records have
been lost. However, this does create a mildew and mold problem in the rooms with the old
records. Unless the problem is fixed, it will eventually result in the loss of records.

Letters should be addressed to the County Judge’s Office in the Craighead County Courthouse at
511 S. Main Street in Jonesboro AR 72401.

Maybe this issue can be dealt with before there is a loss of records.
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            1877 & 1880 CRAIGHEAD COUNTY REAL ESTATE TAXES

NAME                PT / SEC     SEC   TWP RNG AREA              VALUE

Parker & McGown     S 1/2        13    13       1   308 49/50    $154.00
Same                E 1/2 - NE   13    13       1   76 7/10      $38.00
Same                W 1/2 - NW   13    13       1   76 7/10      $38.00
Same                SE - NW      13    13       1   38 2/5       $19.00
James P. Henry      W 1/2 - NE   13    13       1   80           $80.00
Same                NE - NW      13    13       1   40           $20.00

Parker & McGown     E 1/2        14    13       1   320          $160.00
Same                E - NW       14    13       1   80           $40.00
Same                SW           14    13       1   160          $80.00
E. L. Watson        SW - NW      14    13       1   40           $30.00
J. M. Southerland   NW - NW      14    13       1   40           $300.00

E. L. Watson        E 1/2 - SE   15    13       1   80           $200.00
Same                SW - SE      15    13       1   40           $100.00
I M & H RR          W 1/2        15    13       1   320          $160.00
Blank               NE           15    13       1   160          Blank

Blank               Blank        16    13       1   Blank        Blank

R. B. Gress         All          17    13       1   640          $320.00

J. M. Broadaway     NW           18    13       1   153 57/100   Blank
Blank               N 1/2 - SE   18    13       1   80           Blank
C. A. Trematter     N1/2 - NE    18    13       1   80           Blank
R. B. Gress         S 1/2 - SE   18    13       1   80           $80.00

Mary C. Carson      SE - SW      19    13       1   37 22/25     $37.00
Same                N 1/2 - SW   19    13       1   77 49/50     $77.00
Same                SW - NW      19    13       1   38 7/50      $38.00
Same                NE - NW      19    13       1   40 3/100     $40.00
Same                SE - NW      19    13       1   40 1/20      $40.00
Same                SW - SW      19    13       1   37 22/25     $37.00
Blank               NW - NW      19    13       1   38 1/5       Blank
R. B. Gress         E 1/2        19    13       1   320          $320.00

Total This Page                                     3436 51/100 $2,390.00

To be continued.
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                               Murphy's Laws of Genealogy

1. The public ceremony in which your distinguished ancestor participated and at which the
        platform collapsed under him turned out to be his hanging.
2. When at last after much hard work you have evolved the mystery that you have been working
        on for two years, your aunt says, "I could have told you that."
3. You search ten years for your grandmother's maiden name to eventually find it on a letter in a
        box in the attic.
4. You never asked your father about his family when he was alive because you weren't
        interested in genealogy then.
5. The will you need is in the safe on board the Titanic.
6. Copies of old newspapers have holes occurring only on the surnames.
7. John, son of Thomas the immigrant whom your relatives claim as the family progenitor, died
        on board ship at the age of 10.
8. Your great grandfather's newspaper obituary states that he died leaving no issue of record.
9. Another genealogist has just insulted the keeper of the vital records you need.
10. The relative who had all the family photographs gave them all to her daughter who has no
        interest in genealogy and no inclination to share.
11. The only record you find for your great grandfather is that his property was sold at a sheriff's
        sale of insolvency.
12. The one document that would supply the missing link in your dead end line has been lost due
        to fire, flood, or war.
13. The town clerk to whom you wrote for the information sends you a long handwritten letter
        which is totally illegible.
14. The spelling of your European ancestor's name bears no relationship to its current spelling or
        pronunciation.
15. None of the pictures in your recently deceased grandmother's photo album have names
        written on them.
16. No one in your family tree ever did anything noteworthy, owned property, was sued or was
        named in a will.
17. You learn that your great aunt's executor just sold her life's collection of family genealogical
        materials to a flea market dealer "Somewhere in New York City."
18. Ink fades and paper deteriorates at a rate inversely proportional to the value of the data
                 recorded.
19. The 37 volume, 16,000 page history of your county of origin isn't indexed.
20. You finally find your great grandparents' wedding record and discover that the bride's father
        was named John Smith.

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REUNIONS: It you have an upcoming reunion in Northeast Arkansas or Southeast Missouri
that you would like to have included in the newsletter, please send your information to Nancy
Matthews nlmatthews@sbcglobal.net.

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                                   BOOKS -- BOOKS – BOOKS
1910 Census of Craighead County, Arkansas – Volume 1 – 308 pages – indexed
        price $30.00 includes postage (members $25.00)
1910 Census of Craighead County, Arkansas – Volume 2 – 360 pages – indexed
        price $30.00 includes postage (members $25.00)
1910 Census of Craighead County, Arkansas – 2 Volume Set – 368 pages – indexed
        price $50.00 includes postage (members $45.00)
1900 Census of Craighead County, Arkansas -- about 437 pages – indexed
        price $35.00 includes postage (members $30.00)
1900 & 1910 Census of Craighead County, Arkansas -- Two book set
        price $80.00 includes postage (members $70.00)
1900 & 1910 Census of Craighead County, Arkansas -- Two book set on CD Rom
        price $40.00 includes postage (members $35.00)

1880 Census of Craighead County, Arkansas -- 168 pages – indexed
         price $18.00 includes postage (members $15.00)
1870 Census of Craighead County, Arkansas -- 117 pages – indexed
         price $15.00 includes postage (members $12.00)
1860 Census of Craighead County, Arkansas -- 81 pages – indexed
         price $12.00 includes postage (members $10.00)
1860, 1870 & 1880 Census of Craighead County, Arkansas -- Three book set.
         price $40.00 includes postage (members $32.00)
1860, 1870 & 1880 Census of Craighead County, Arkansas -- Three book set on CD Rom
         price $20.00 includes postage (members $15.00)

The Jonesboro Sun Obituary Index 2001-2003 -- 262 pages
        price $25.00 includes postage (members $20.00)
The Jonesboro Sun Obituary Index 1996-2000 -- 398 pages
        price $35.00 includes postage (members $30.00)
The Jonesboro Sun Obituary Index 1991-1995 -- 328 pages
        price $30.00 includes postage (members $25.00)
The Jonesboro Sun Obituary Index 1986-1990 -- 244 pages
        price $25.00 includes postage (members $20.00)
The Jonesboro Sun Obituary Index 1981-1985 -- 180 pages
        price $25.00 includes postage (members $20.00)

The Jonesboro Sun Obituary Index 1981-2004 -- 5-Book Set
        price $130.00 includes postage (members $120.00)

Cemeteries of Craighead County, Arkansas -- Volume I – indexed
        price $30.00 includes postage (members $25.00)
Cemeteries of Craighead County, Arkansas -- Volume II – indexed
        price $30.00 includes postage (members $25.00)
Cemeteries of Craighead County, Arkansas -- Volume III – indexed
        price $30.00 includes postage (members $25.00)
Cemeteries of Craighead County, Arkansas -- Volume IV – indexed
        price $35.00 includes postage (members $30.00)
Cemeteries of Craighead County, Arkansas -- Four Volume Set
        price $115.00 includes postage (members $100.00)
Cemeteries of Craighead County, Arkansas – Four Volume Set on CD Rom
        price $55.00 includes postage (members $50.00)

Walking Through Your Past: A Guide to Finding Your Roots
        price $15.00 includes postage (members $12.00)

Early Clay County Divorces: Western District, Corning 1881-1899
         Price $10.00 including postage by Gina Horton for GSCCA
Early Craighead County, Arkansas Divorces: Western District, Jonesboro Courthouse 1878 - 1897
         Price $15.00 including postage by Gina Horton for GSCCA




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Walking Through Your Past: A Guide to Finding Your Roots
       price $15.00 includes postage (members $12.00)

Early Clay County Divorces: Western District, Corning 1881-1899
        Price $10.00 including postage by Gina Horton for GSCCA
Early Craighead County, Arkansas Divorces: Western District, Jonesboro Courthouse 1878 - 1897
        Price $15.00 including postage by Gina Horton for GSCCA

                                      Member Books for Sale
1890 Tax Receipts (Real Estate Tax, Personal Property Tax & Poll Tax) Craighead County, Arkansas
       Price $35.00 including postage from: Nancy Matthews – nlmatthews@sbcglobal.net
1890 Tax Craighead County, Arkansas – on CD Rom
       Price $20.00 including postage from: Nancy Matthews – nlmatthews@sbcglobal.net

Corning, Arkansas Clay County – Western District Marriages 1881 – 1902
       Price $25.00 including postage from: Dorothy McCarns – mndmccarns@ritternet.com
Corning, Arkansas Clay County – Western District Marriages 1902 – 1920
       Price $25.00 including postage from: Dorothy McCarns – mndmccarns@ritternet.com
Corning, Arkansas Clay County – Western District Marriages –Two Volume Set
       Price $45.00 including postage from: Dorothy McCarns – mndmccarns@ritternet.com
Corning, Arkansas Clay County – Western District Marriages 1881 – 1920 on CD Rom
       Price $25.00 including postage from: Dorothy McCarns – mndmccarns@ritternet.com

Bassett Cemetery – Old Section – Mississippi County Arkansas 2003
        Price $10.00 including postage from: Irene Goble – PecanPt@aol.com

Craighead County Eastern District Marriage Records – Lake City – Volume I
       Price $25.00 including postage from: Gail Lies – nglies@nex.net
Craighead County Eastern District Marriage Records – Lake City – Volume II
       Price $25.00 including postage from: Gail Lies – nglies@nex.net
Craighead County Eastern District Marriage Records – Lake City – Volume III
       Price $25.00 including postage from: Gail Lies – nglies@nex.net
Craighead County Eastern District Marriage Records – Lake City – Three Volume Set
       Price $70.00 including postage from: Gail Lies – nglies@nex.net

Monette Arkansas Newspaper Obituaries & Death Notices 1920-1927
       Price $30.00 including postage from: Joyce Whitten – jwhitten@bscn.com
Marriage Records of Sharp County, Arkansas: Southern District 1880-1910 & Northern District
       1893-1910 Price $36.75 including postage from: Joyce Whitten – jwhitten@bscn.com
1870 Census of Sharp County, Arkansas
       Price $11.75 including postage from: Joyce Whitten – jwhitten@bscn.com
1880 Census of Sharp County, Arkansas
       Price $20.80 including postage from: Joyce Whitten – jwhitten@bscn.com
1860 Census of Lawrence County, Arkansas
       Price 18.75 including postage from: Joyce Whitten – jwhitten@bscn.com

Price for 3 Sharp County Books including postage $63.00
Price for 3 Sharp County Books & 1 Lawrence County Book including postage $80.00

Billie and Irene's Boys: A Family History of Billie Smith and Irene Hanson Including Allied Family Surnames--
Black, Burrow, Cannon, Goodman, Hendrix, Sims, Vanhorn, and Williams
         Price $30.00 including postage from RaNae Vaughn -- ranaesv@hotmail.com




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The Genealogy Society of
Craighead County, Arkansas
       P.O. Box 844
       Jonesboro, AR 72403-0844




MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION 2005               NEW _____            RENEWAL ______

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       DUES ARE $15.00 PER YEAR DUE ON THE 1ST DAY OF JANUARY.

Officers:

President – Betty Woodall           Recording Secretary – Lynn Dowdy
Vice President – Gail Lies          Corresponding Secretary – Nelda Simpkins
Treasurer – Dorothy McCarns         Historian – Gregg Scott
Publicity – Joyce Holder            Publications – Nancy Matthews




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