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November 28, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Genealogy chapter meets Monday

The Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Church on Powells Lane in Wintersville.

Chapter officers will present a program on the "interesting things" they have found as they preserved the thousands of records obtained from the Jefferson County Courthouse in recent years. The records included probate packets, wills, naturalizations, coroner's inquests, mothers' pensions, grand jury reports, criminal records, military records and many other "treasures of history and genealogy," according to a society spokesperson.

The program will include a review of all the sources in the office and how they can assist people with their family research.

The chapter's meetings are open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the chapter office.

A 2014 project will involve offering a researcher experienced in genealogy to provide one-on-one assistance to the public. Several meetings will be deemed "research open houses."

"At each we will select a number of attendees and see what we can find," the spokesperson said of what will be their version of "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Handling holiday

stress to be topic

The Lupus Support Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8.m. Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center located at 905 Market St., Steubenville.

Angela Suggs will be the guest speaker, discussing "How to Handle Holiday Stress."

Refreshments will be served.

Pat and Walter Howard are project coordinators, and Iris Callahan is outreach worker.

Country Friends

news detailed

Enjoy an evening of dancing on Saturday with the Country Friends Dance Band at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The Country Friends Band plays once a month exclusively at the Memorial Hall.

The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Monday and Friday nights, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they desire for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music.

All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270. The 2014 band schedule is listed on the organization's website at

Drawing winner


The winner of the 50-50 drawing at the Fort Steuben Mall Craft Show held to benefit the Jefferson County Animal Welfare League was Phyllis Sciarra, who won $215.

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