The Pontotoc County Historical and Genealogical Society Library will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today. The library, located at 221 W. 16th in Ada, will maintain the present hours open, Monday through Wednesday, 12:30-4 p.m.

In addition to now available online in the library for all researchers, many other kinds of research materials are available. Examples are wills, marriages, obits and other Pontotoc County records, as well as in almost every state. Books available for purchase concerning Pontotoc County history are "Early Marriages of Pontotoc County" by the Pontotoc County Historical Society, "The History of Allen, 1882-1976" by Hope McInroy and "The Ada Rodeo: An Incredible Saga" by the PAST organization.

Please come let a volunteer help you find more info about your family. For more information, contact Katherine Howry at 580-332-5528.

Eric Swanson can be contacted by email at

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Eric Swanson is the City Hall and general assignment reporter for The Ada News. He spent 15 years working at the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kansas, before joining The Ada News’ staff in 2012.