Places to visit:
If you are visiting Greensburg and haven’t been to the Decatur County Historical Society’s museum before, you can visit the morning of the reunion. The museum will be open on Saturday, July 30th, from 9am to 11am, for any one wanting to stop by before going on the reunion site! The museum is located at 222 N. Franklin St. in Greensburg. This is one block north of the courthouse square on the east side.
The Greensburg Public Library has a genealogy room with a lot of information. The hours over the reunion weekend are Friday, 9am to 5pm, and on Saturday, 9am to 1pm. The library is closed on Sunday but open again on Monday at 9am. The library is located at 1110 E. Main Street. Main Street is on the south side of courthouse square and you can just follow that east to the library.
Family History and Photographs:
One of the fun things about family reunions is sharing family history and family photographs. I would encourage all of you to bring things to share. I am bringing three Robbins photograph albums, three large working notebooks of genealogy, four stand-up trifold historical displays, and more.
I will also have a laptop, portable scanner, and some extra thumb drives for those who want to share or save material to take home (or we can email them from the reunion). All of the photos in my albums are on my laptop for easy access and sharing.
I am also bringing a twenty-foot abridged four-generation family chart starting with our common ancestors Jacob and Mary Robbins. Note that I said abridged! It’s twenty-feet long and it still doesn’t include everyone down to the fourth generation. Which by the way, is about our great-great-grandparents’ level. It will give you a feel for our family’s immense size. The chart is very simple, see example above, called a working chart, and will probably be outdated with only a little more research. But it’s fun to ponder!