Thursday, April 08, 2010


The Tri-County Genealogical Society's March 2010 newsletter has been published on our website at

Of note to those who live in this region is the April 18, 1:30 p.m. Summers Cemetery search for buried gravestones. This is the final resting place of the Summers brothers and their families who were the first Vernon County settlers. The last known burial was in 1932. There are as many as 98 known burials in the cemetery, but stones have been found for only a few of the burials. We have several rods (and my husband is making more) that we use to find stones which fell over years ago and are now covered with 2-4 inches of soil and debris. And I'll bring my "cemetery bucket," camera, etc. If the weather is pleasant, bring some water and a snack and join the adventure. Directions: 1-1/4 mile east of Metz on Dalton Road/School House Road, about 1/2 mile south on 1150 Road (the road sign is gone from that corner, but we will put something there on the 18th), past one house and continue straight south on dirt road the last 1/4 mile. You can see the cemetery on Google Maps when you zoom in. We will have tick spray available, if needed; but all brush, briars, etc., are gone! We hope you can be there.

The genealogy tour of the Train Depot and School building on Tuesday, Apr 20, will be interesting...hope to see you there.

Nancy Thompson
Tri-County Genealogical Society
218 W. Walnut St., Nevada, MO 64772


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