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By Rick Boston
Staff Writer 

Blair County Genealogical Society Celebrates 40 Years


Last updated 12/3/2019 at 1:13pm

Rick Boston

Jim Snyder Jr., president of the Blair County Genealogical Society, stands among the many documents housed in the society's library in Hollidaysburg.

Everywhere we go can be a lesson in history, all it takes is a little imagination and a willingness to look behind the surface of the present.

Blair County is 173 years old and filled with stories of those who came before us. Whether tucked away in a family Bible or packed away in a long-forgotten box in the basement, the written history of our ancestors is important reminders that the lives of those long gone don't have to be forgotten.

Fortunately for us, a group of volunteers met 40 years ago to establish a system for preserving the records of the past for current and future generations....

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