The Scotland County Genealogical Society held their monthly meeting Monday, October 9, 2017.  Terry Arnold, Vice-President, brought the meeting to order.  Eleven members, along with five guests, were present.

Under old business: Joann Aylward donated files of families she had done research on from Scotland County.

Under new business: June Kice made a motion to make a donation to the speaker and all were in favor. A work schedule for the Christmas Bazaar will be made in November.  Additionally, a book sale will be held sometime after the first of the year.

Neil Block of Missouri Graves’ Registrar of the Sons of Confederated Veterans, from Huntsville, MO, gave a program.  Mr. Block has spent thirty years doing research.

The first reunion of Confederate soldiers was held in Missouri in 1871 during Reconstruction.  Confederate veterans built Higginsville in 1889.  There were nine to ten thousand present at the reunion that year.

Confederate soldiers were recognized as Veterans of the United States in 1913.

Mr. Block has a great deal of information and is always looking for more.

The meeting adjourned for refreshments served by Ruth Tague.

Everyone is welcome to attend the genealogy meetings which are held the second Monday of the month at the genealogy building.