18 July 2017

Union County Iowa Fair Accepting Genealogy & History Department Submissions!

Union County Iowa Fair Accepting Genealogy & History Department Submissions!

I love this!

Summer is a slow time for genealogy news and so I was just searching around on genealogy + news + July + 2017 (sometimes news just doesn’t fall into my lap!) and I came across a blurb about Union County (IA) and its upcoming fair and that genealogy & history submissions were being accepted.

I had no idea that county fairs included such.  Of course, I live some place where we have a state fair and no local

I accessed the Fair book online (check out pages 29-32) and the divisions included are (1) Records & Legal Documents, (2) Books & Stories, (3) Charts & Maps, (4) Single Pictures, (5) Pictures in Display with Related Items, (6) Heirlooms & Artifacts, (7) Funeral & Cemetery, (8) Historical, (9) Research, and there is also a (10) Junior (Ages 16 and under) division.  Additionally, two beginning genealogy workshops and a children’s coloring contest are held!

Sounds like such a fun event and what a great way to show pride in your ancestors and share such with the community.

Of course, I had to see if there are other fairs that include genealogy materials!  And, yes, there are.  Here is a smattering of the few I discovered:

What other county or state fairs showcase genealogy and/or history-related submissions?

Have you shared your “ancestors” to county fair attendees?

Editor’s Note: I learned about the fair via Wanting genealogy exhibits at county fair (Creston News Advertiser)

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