Alcorn County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 185
Corinth, Mississippi 38835-0185
Phone: 662-286-0075

Old Tishomingo Genealogy Fair

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On August 18 & 19, 2017, the Alcorn County Genealogy Society, Prentiss County Genealogical and Historical Society, and Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society hosted the fifth annual Old Tishomingo Genealogy Fair. The event started Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. with a bus tour of Corinth ending up at the beautiful Coliseum Civic Center. Saturday morning began at 8:50 with a welcome from Corinth’s mayor, Tommy Irvin. The presenters were well prepared with their presentations and handouts throughout the day. We also appreciate the vendors who came and sat up their tables. During the lunch break we enjoyed music from the Tippah County Dulcimer Guild. It was a good day!

We had some wonderful door prizes and would like to thank: Kevin and Angie Roberts, Jeffrey Huff, Bonnie Dalton, Guy and Gale Judkins, Chris Ozbirn, Anne Wood, Dinner Bell, Rib Shack, Shirley Dawgs, C.D. Jarnigan, Co., Rowan House, ACGS, Prentiss County Genealogical and Historical Society, Corinth Art Gallery, Metal Works, Crossroads Museum, and Dr. and Mrs. Robert Perry.

We want to thank everyone that helped make this event possible. Especially some of the husbands who helped with the sound, to set up, picked up food, and cleaned up. To our wonderful tour guide, Mr. William McMullin and our bus driver, Mr. Guy Judkins. Also to Tate Street Baptist Church for the use of their bus. A very special thanks to Waldron Street Christian Church for the use of their beautiful church and facilities. Thank you all for helping make the 2017 Old Tishomingo Genealogy Fair a success. A few pictures are posted below.

picture of people at the Alcorn County Courthouse
Learning some history about the beautiful Alcorn County Courthouse

The picture on the right was our stop at Borroum's Drug Store where Ms. Camille Borroum came out to address the group with some history on Borroum's, while some went in to grab a delicious milkshake to enjoy.
photo of Camille Borroum speaking to group of people
Photo of group of people in old cemetery
One of the stops on the Bus Tour was the City Cemetery, which is Corinth's oldest cemetery. So peaceful, quiet and beautiful.
Lady addressing a goup of people about grave dousing.
Saturday morning - Chris Ozbirn from Russellville, AL telling us all about grave dousing. She also brought a door prize, a "Cemetery Bucket", which included everything you need when you go to find that tombstone that might need to be cleaned before you can read it clearly.
Lady addressing genealogy group about research.
Ms. Joyce Dixon-Lawson giving instructions on how, where, and what to research when we get started as well as African-American research. Ms. Lawson is from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) in Jackson, MS
Lady addressing genealogy group about DNA research
Dr. Joan Mitchell giving her presentation on DNA Genealogy Research which included the three (3) primary types of DNA testing. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) for female-line testing, Y-Chromosome DNA (YDNA) for male-line testing, and the autosomal DNA (atDNA) for parental-line testing.

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