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Friday, August 26, 2005

Genealogy an Effective Anesthetic

From The Toledo (Ohio) Blade of Aug. 25, 2005:

Bowling Green: Cemetery tales told as living history

By JENNIFER FEEHAN
BLADE STAFF WRITER

There are nearly 9,000 stories tucked away inside Bowling Green's Oak Grove Cemetery.

Ten of them will be told on Sunday during the second Oak Grove Living History Day sponsored by the Wood County Genealogical Society.

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Whenever possible, the Oak Grove committee lined up descendants of the deceased to play their relative's part.

"They do it in the first person and we try to limit it to four minutes," [Dorsey] Sergent said. "We keep the genealogy out of it because if you get into too much of that, pretty soon people's eyes glaze over."

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