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Verda Gerwick, founder and president of the Lexington Genealogical and Historical Society or "The Fort" as many of us know it, passed away July 19, 2003. She will be missed by all that knew her. She was a friend to many and a teacher to those just starting to do genealogy.

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The Lexington Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc. (a.k.a. "The Fort")
was founded  in 1965 by Verda Gerwick, and is a non-profit organization.
Our geographic coverage includes McLean, Livingston, Ford and Woodford counties.

We are operated solely by volunteer help, and supported by membership dues and research donations.  Our library is open to the general public for research. 

Our purpose is to encourage genealogy, promote local history, and assist others in gathering genealogical and historical information.  The society is dedicated to the tasks of collecting, researching, and preserving local genealogical and historical information.



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