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Stark County Library – Local History and Genealogy Fair

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Attend a presentation or speak with local history and genealogy organizations to learn more about what local resources are available or how they can help build your family tree.


1:00pm | Mark Holland, Archivist at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum | “A Labor of Love” How Jessie June Burroway Came into the World
Canton, Ohio, 1910 – a family boarded a train bound for California and its healing weather: Father Lawrence, Mother Jessie, (pregnant with her 3rd child) Brother Arthur, Brother Paul. The trip would be interrupted by the premature birth of a baby girl somewhere in Idaho, Jessie June.The family would return to Canton with their precious mother’s body. Jessie June Burroway, not expected to survive, was left in Canton by her father in order to find work in California. The story of the Burroways and baby Jessie June is told through a wonderful accounting in a baby book by her stepmother, Helen (Bachtel) Burroway. Join Mark as he conveys the incredible true story of Dr. Burroway and her career, the many people who nursed a baby to health, and the adventures of a hair pin. You will regain your faith in love, tears, and the human spirit to triumph in the face of tragedy, and trial.

2:00pm | Stephanie Houck, Genealogy and Special Collections Manager | Stark Memory


May 6
11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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Stark County Library-Main
715 Market Ave N.
Canton, 44702
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Ohio Genealogical Society Writing Contests
OGN Contest 1 July – 30 September
OGSQ Contest 1 September – 31 December
OGS is sponsoring its genealogical writing contest to reward amateur and professional genealogical authorship and to help fill the pages of its renowned journals with articles.
Prizes range from $25 – $100. Full Writing Contest Details

PLEASE NOTE: All Lineage Society applications are due Nov 30!