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MRRL Needs Family Stories!!!
Missouri River Regional Library is looking for a few good family stories. As part of the 2012 Capital Read, A Good American, the library is looking for family stories of ancestors who immigrated to Mid-Missouri from Germany.

“We are hoping to create a program in October where people can share these stories and photographs and perhaps read from letters or journals they may have,” said Claudia Schoonover, assistant director of public services. “I am very excited about this project and eager to hear from families.”

A Good American begins in 1904, when Frederick and Jette must flee Germany and her disapproving mother and go to America. They end up in New Orleans, and later find themselves, more by chance than by design, in the small town of Beatrice, Mo. Not speaking a word of English, they embark on their new life together.

If you have a story to share, contact Schoonover at 634-6064 ext. 245, or

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