|Allen County Genealogical Society plans walking tour|
|Tuesday, May 06, 2014 8:13 PM|
LIMA — The Allen County Genealogical Society will hold a walking tour of historic Old Ward Cemetery for its meeting at 2 p.m. May 18.
Members and visitors will meet in the parking lot of the Union Chapel Missionary Church, 4869 Ada Road, Lima (corner of Rt. 81 E and Thayer). The tour will begin at the historical marker near the front of the cemetery.
Society volunteers will be telling about the lives of some of the pioneers buried there at their tombstones. Following this, a brief demonstration on grave dousing will be presented and participants may try their hand at dowsing.
Attendees are encouraged to bring dowsing rods if they have them. Bring a lawn chair, beverage and if desired, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Allen County Genealogical Society meetings are free and open to the public. Rain date will be May 26.