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June 12, 2018 By: Maxine Landfried
Genealogy Meeting
Our next genealogy meeting will be held Tuesday, June 26th at 10 A.M. at our room in the Harrison Building (lower floor). Bring your genealogy questions to see if we can come up with answers for you.
June 12, 2018 By: Maxine Landfried
Historical Society Meeting at Museum
The Historical Society will be meeting Sunday, June 17, at 2:00 P.M. in the Washington's Western Lands Museum located in Riverfront Park at Ravenswood.  Come out and join us and take a tour of the museum and the Sayre Log House.
May 26, 2018 By: Maxine Landfried
Ripley High School Yearbooks
We are pleased to announce a link to the yearbooks of Ripley High School.  
May 14, 2018 By: Maxine Landfried
Genealogy Meeting May 24th
Six people from last month's workshop at the library attended the May 10th meeting along with three of our regular group.  We worked to uncover some of those elusive ancestors.  Getting ideas from others in the group of potential sites to search is one of our goals.  We will meet again on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 p.m. in our room in the Harrison Building.   We are running on a tentative schedule to see how the turnout will be for night meetings.  If you cannot make the evening meetings, let us know and we may schedule a day or Saturday one.
May 2, 2018 By: Maxine Landfried
Genealogy Meeting May 10th
Our genealogy workshop on Saturday was a success.  We have scheduled our next meeting!  Thursday, May 10th at 6:30 p.m.  This meeting will be held at our room in the tan Harrison Building (lower floor).  Turn down the one-way street by Ripley City Hall.  Access to the lower floor of the Harrison Building will be on the right (across from the City Police Department).  Door is next to the large white storage building. 
April 9, 2018 By: Maxine Landfried
Raid on Ravenswood
The 2nd Annual Raid on Ravenswood will be held April 27th-29th.  The weekend will be filled with Civil War Reenactment Events.  An encampment will be made in the Riverfront Park. General Morgan will speak at the park on Saturday morning and President Lincoln will address the "troops" at Veterans Park later in the day.  All activities are open to the public and free.  For more info visit the Raid on Ravenswood Facebook page.
April 2, 2018 By: Maxine Landfried
Over 9,100 Obits
We now have over 9,100 obituaries on this website.  Obituaries are one of our most requested resource.  Our obituaries span well over one hundred years.  Thanks to the volunteers who have typed them for the site.
March 16, 2018 By: Maxine Landfried
Genealogy Workshop-April 28th
April 28, 2018--The genealogy branch of the Society will host a free Genealogy Workshop in the Ripley Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Beginner to advanced researchers are welcome.Tips and ideas will be exchanged as well as info on internet searching.
February 28, 2018 By: Maxine Landfried
Tax Records Added
The tax records for the years 1831, 1832 and 1842 have been added to the site.  These records can be accessed  from the County History section.
February 19, 2018 By: Maxine Landfried
History of County & County Seat Added
The Emergence of Jackson County and of Ripley, Its Seat of Justice has been added to our website. This 60-page booklet was published by the Society in 1982.  It can be accessed through our County History section.