Genealogy research center work in progress


Long-time volunteer Herb Minchew, of Sidney, scrapes paint in a room Friday, June 5 at the William A. Ross, Jr. Historical Center. The Shelby County Historical Society is turning the room into the Barbara Adams Research Center where people will be able to come and learn about their genealogy. The research center is being funded by Dick Adams in memory of his late wife Barbara Adams who loved genealogy. The room will have 3 computers, scanners, printers and research materials. The historical society is going to return the room’s woodwork to its original luster. The room will be repainted to match the color of the fireplace tiles in the room. Lighting will be added. Tables made from a 165-year-old tree taken down in Wapakoneta will help furnish the room. The historical society’s target date for opening the research center is June 30.

Long-time volunteer Herb Minchew, of Sidney, scrapes paint in a room Friday, June 5 at the William A. Ross, Jr. Historical Center. The Shelby County Historical Society is turning the room into the Barbara Adams Research Center where people will be able to come and learn about their genealogy. The research center is being funded by Dick Adams in memory of his late wife Barbara Adams who loved genealogy. The room will have 3 computers, scanners, printers and research materials. The historical society is going to return the room’s woodwork to its original luster. The room will be repainted to match the color of the fireplace tiles in the room. Lighting will be added. Tables made from a 165-year-old tree taken down in Wapakoneta will help furnish the room. The historical society’s target date for opening the research center is June 30.