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RICHMOND – Genealogy research keeps Hardin resident Jenne Layman active and busy pouring through old newspapers and vertical files at the Ray County Genealogy Library, 901 W. Royle St.

“I’ve been doing this for 50 years,” Layman said. “My grandmother came from Virginia and my great-grandmother was still alive. I just started asking her questions.”

Letters from a relative got Layman researching the family and finding more family stories.

In 2018, a survey compiled by AARP found more than 85 percent of its members – U.S. adults 50 and older – were currently researching their family history. More than 100 million family trees have been created on genealogy research website Ancestry.com, Andy Austin writes in the August Kiwanis Magazine.

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR FAMILY? READ MORE IN THE AUG. 16 RICHMOND DAILY NEWS

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