Genealogical news

Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society's annual Fall and First Families Banquet took place Nov. 5 at Park Christian Church in Dennison.

Jon Baker welcomed everyone and Irene Walter gave the Invocation. Baker also presented the First Families certificate and pin to Dan McCrary. He was able to join through his ancestor John Clark McCreery in 1805. Also inducted was Marilyn Hennings through her Ancestor Hannah Elizabeth Simmers in 1827. She was unable to attend.

Entertainment was provided by Chris Hart portraying Capt. John B. Reynolds, a 1863 Roscoe Canal Boat captain.

Door prizes were won by Irene Walter and Peggy Brown.

The next meeting will be Dec. 3 for the election of officers. The executive meeting will be at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.