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Laura Jane King

genealogist , librarian

Laura Jane King, American librarian, genealogist. Certified public library. Recipient Tenure award, Cooperative Extension Service, 1975, Oustanding Service award, 4-H, 1999.


King, Laura Jane was born on January 19, 1947 in Pemberville, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Richard D. and Jessie Florence (Brown) Zepernick.


Bachelor, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 1969. Master of Education, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 1976. Master of Library Science, Kent State University, 1995.


Certified genealogical lecturer County extension agent home economics Ohio Cooperative Extension Services, Paulding County, 1970-1977. Assistant director, historian Pemberville (Ohio) Public Library. Assistant director, branch coordinator Pemberville Public Library.

Member PRIDE committee, vocational home economics department Paulding Exempted Village, since 1975. Instructor genealogy Continuing Education Bowling Green State University, Eastwood School District Cmy. Education.


  • Certified public library.


Member Paulding County Bicentennial Commission, 1975—1977. State chairman Friends of Library., 1992—1995. Advisor 4-H; member Wood County Citizens Committee fo Bicentennial of the United States Constitution and Northwest Ordinance.

Chairman Pemberville committee Ohio Bicentennial. Member Wood County Literacy Board, Pemberville School Advisory Committee. Past president Eastwood Local Schools Band Boosters.

Correspondent docent Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Washington. Organist First Presbyterian Church, Pemberville, church historian. Trustee Pemberville-Freedom Area History Society.

Member of Sons of the American Revolution (medal of appreciation), Daughters of the American Revolution (vice regent chapter 1975-1977, state vice chairman pages 1978-1980, regent chapter 1979-1983, state and division outstanding junior member 1980, state chairman lineage research 1980-1987, state chairman membership commission 1983-1987, registrar chapter since 1985, state recording secretary 1987-1989, state correspondent secretary 1989-1992, area speaker's staff, state chairman Friends of the Library. 1992-1995, chapter library since 1998), American Library Association, Council Ohio Genealogists (vice president 1992), Ohio Library. Association, Berks County Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society (president Wood County chapter 1978-1980, chairman public relations committee 1982-1983, state program chairman annual conference 1991, state chairman History Writing Contest 1993, state program chairman annual conference 1995, trustee since 1995, chairman First Families of Wood County committee), Library.

Administration and Management Association, Flag of the United States of America (senior state registrar since 1994, senior state chairman government studies since 1998, senior state organizing secretary since 2000, senior state chairman), Mary Sherman Hayes Society (past senior vice president), Business and Professional Women's Club (vice president 1974-1975, president Paulding 1975-1976), Order Eastern Star, Colonial Order Crown of Charlemagne, Daughters American Colonists (chapter regent since 1986, state chairman public relations 1987, chairman mideast region public relations), Colonial Dames 17th Century (grave marker state chair 2006-2007), National Society Magna Charta Dames, Daughters Union Veterans, First Families Ohio, United States Daughters of 1812 (chairman state insignia), Palantines to American, Children of America Revolution (past senior state historian, senior state recording secretary).


Married Bruce William King, June 17, 1972. 1 child Christian Andrew.