COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a club where everyone is related, if you dig back far enough.
Members and guests at the Genealogy Society annual meeting Thursday night at Eagle’s Nest in Columbia City joked about their family links, but the point was proven when Dr. Donald Gradeless, recited some research he had conducted about the guest speaker.
As it turns out, John Bry, executive director of the Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has ancestry from Whitley County, by the name of Smith, of the local funeral home.
This was apropos for the evening, since Bry spoke on the event his organization initiated last fall, the “Tombstone Trail.”
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