By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
RIENZI – Family research groups in the three counties that were once joined as one will host the Tri-County Genealogy Fair 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the old Jacinto Courthouse in Rienzi.
Before 1870, Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo were all together as Tishomingo County, so they share much of their history and genealogy.
Records for the pre-1870 Jacinto Courthouse are housed now in Alcorn County, which is where Jacinto and Rienzi are now located.
Activities for the daylong event include free participation to visit vendors.
A registration fee of $20 is required to attend the seminars offered by several speakers.
Those who did not pre-register by Sept. 30 are advised to bring lunch, as box lunches at the seminars will not be available the day of the fair.
Seminars topics include: Beginning Genealogy (Finding Folks); Journey to the Bottom of the Barrel: What You Might Do When You Hit a Brick Wall; Blue & Gray, Black & White: Basics of Civil War Research; and How to Get Published.
For more information, call (662) 423-3500.