VAN WERT - The Van Wert Co. Genealogical Society will meet April 28 at the Brumback Library, 215 W. Main St., Van Wert. Door opens at 1:45 p.m. and meeting starts at 2 p.m. The program will be given by Deborah A. Carder Mayes on the subject of "Talking to the Dead." Deborah is a professional genealogist, speaker, writer and researcher.

Applications for First, Pioneer and Century Families are available by calling Carol Thomas at (419) 238-2812 or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Van Wert Co. Genealogical Society, P.O. 485, Van Wert, Oh. 45891-0485.

Sept. 1, is the deadline for turning in applications for this year. Two members from the society are at the library on Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. to help with the applications and doing research.

We have cemetery inscription books and census index books for Van Wert Co. for sale. Contact Carol Thomas for more information.