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Genealogical Society to meet Oct. 6

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, the Huntington County Genealogical Society will have a combined live and virtual meeting. The topic will be "Cemetery Rules and Regulations" presented remotely by Jeanine Reagan-Dinius.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Keefer Center of the Huntington City-Township Public Library with in-person attendance limited to a maximum of 15 individuals.

Online access will be through Zoom. Call 356-0824 or e-mail the Keefer Center at genealogy@hctpl.info for virtual meeting access.

The composition and documentation of cemeteries vary, but all are important outdoor museums.  There are various state laws that protect sites and individuals interested in their protection. Reagan-Dinius will discuss the state of cemeteries in Indiana, what is being done at various levels to protect and restore them and what citizens can do to help.

Jeanine R. Reagan-Dinius is the Director of Special Initiatives for the Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

With a life-long interest in history, family history and research, she earned a Bachelors in Public History, where she also studied anthropology and American Studies, and a Masters in Urban Planning and Information Management/Library Science, with additional graduate course work in public history.

Prior to working for the state, she was the Executive Director of a Forks of the Wabash Historic Park.