Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Joyce Whittington became involved in the Home Extension Club because of her grandmother, Birdie Walker. Birdie was a charter member of the Walnut Hill Home Demonstration Club in Lafayette County, Arkansas and Joyce loved looking through the scrapbooks Birdie had made documenting her work. Joyce earned a degree in Home Economics and then worked for Extension for thirty years, teaching people about new and safer methods of preserving food, nutrition, cleanliness in the home and other topics which made the lives of her students better. Birdie was the wife of Dr. Alonzo Gordon Walker, and therefore knew more than most in her day about disease prevention through such methods as getting rid of trash that fed insects and tin cans that held water in which malaria carrying mosquitoes could breed. She was instrumental in teaching people about having cleaner homes and communities and was responsible for one community hauling off two hundred wagon loads of trash and greatly reducing the incidence of serious illness in that place. The website of the Extension Service is a valuable resource on topics like the ones recounted here.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

If you would like more information on Crawford County genealogy please contact Lulu Bruns at 1-479-431-9144 or email at labruns1@yahoocom

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Retired District Judge Steven Peer spoke to the Crawford County Genealogical Society on February 13, 2018 about the history of Crawford County and more specifically of Van Buren. He has assembled an amazing collection of photographs of pioneers, homes and maps, which he has put together into a chronological and very interesting talk. He started with the county's beginnings as a hunting ground for the native Americans. The county was so large in 1827 that it was nicknamed "The Empire County." Other counties were carved out of that territory on both sides of the Arkansas River until the county took its final boundaries. Subsistence farming, and hunting were activities of the early settlers. By 1850 a grist mill was active at Natural Dam. Keelboats and flatboats were the easiest way to get around and along with the later steamboats brought prosperity in the form of people who came to settle and people passing through on their way to the goldfields. Albert Pike established his schoolhouse in 1832 on Flat Rock Creek. It is now on the grounds of the County Courthouse in Van Buren. Other historical points Mr. Peer touched on were the Butterfield Stage Line, the Trail of Tears, the Mexican and Civil Wars and the coming of the Frisco Railroad. Click here to Reply or Forward 0.08 GB (0%) of 15 GB used Manage Terms - Privacy Last account activity: 6 hours ago Details

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Crawford County Genealogy Society meet Tuesday Jan 9.2018 at the Alma Library. There were fifteen people present including one visitor and speaker Marilyn Sneed fron the Kick Start Program,Arts and Culture Committee,Alma Area Chamber of Commerce. The current issue of Nuggets 2017 are available for 10 dollars. If you want one shipped the shipping fee is $2.50. If you want to become a member annual membership is twenty dollars for an individual and twenty one for a couple. Billy Gale Morse spoke on his trip to Ireland for 10 days. He visited Dublin,toured the Guiness Brewery, St. Patrick's Cathedral Titanic Museum and Peace Walk in Belfast,the Bogs on the west coast,Galway and talked about the friendliness of the Irish people

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

1The City of Alma is having a lot of work done. We are still at 614 Fayetteville Ave Ave. Alma Ar. 72921. We still meet at the Alma Library on the second Tuesday of every month. at 1 o'clock. Everyone invited We would like to know about your family and if we can help you. My phone number is 479 632 0515 if I cold assist you..

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Alma Spinach Festival
Crawford County Genealogical Society 24rd Annual Quilt Show April 18 &19,2014 Friday Noon to 6PM - Saturday 9 AM til 4 PM Located in Downtown Alma in the Genealogical Library 614 Fayetteville Street Alma, Arkansas Admission $1.00 includes one chance on door prize quilt . Quilts for the show are welcomed. Bring on Friday, April 18th from 9:00-12:00 A.M Contact:Mary Kelly (479) 997-8651

Sunday, February 23, 2014



What: Edamame Festival
When: Last Saturday in March, March 29,2014 10AM to 5 PM
Where: City Park 419 Mulberry Highway 64 West Mulberry
 Contact information: Mayor Gary Baxter at 479-997-1321