Friday, March 30, 2018

April Meeting Update

The club meets the third Friday of each month in the Card Room at 9:30AM. We invite any Oak Run Resident to attend a meeting to decide if they would like to join. The annual dues are $6. Note that non-residents may not join the club but may attend with a resident as an overnight guest.

The program for our April 20th meeting is a presentation by our club President, Bob Buckius, on "How To Build Your Family Tree". Bob has extensive experience building his own family tree plus helping a large number of other people to get started or overcome hurdles.

This should be very informative for anyone who wants guidance or who has been reluctant due to feeling overwhelmed.

Submitted by Jim Waddell

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Meeting Update

The club meets the third Friday of each month in the Card Room at 9:30AM. We invite any Oak Run Resident to attend a meeting to decide if they would like to join. The annual dues are $6. Note that non-residents may not join the club but may attend with a resident as an overnight guest.

On March 16th our program will be one during which a few members will tell us about family stories regarding ancestors who played a role in history or had a very interesting occupation, etc. At one of our previous member stories meetings we heard about an ancestor who served with George Washington! How great is that?

Three of our members who are telling us their stories this time are Dollie Ryan, Judy Short and Jim Carrell.

Submitted by Jim Waddell

Saturday, January 27, 2018

February Meeting Update

We meet in the Card Room at 9:30AM the third Friday of each month and invite any resident to attend a meeting to help decide if they want to become a member.

Because of a technical difficulty at the December meeting we did not present the planned program, a video provided by Family Search on 'Birth Certificate Substitutes: Research Alternatives'. This video is rescheduled for the February 16th meeting.

Many people do not know that birth certificates were not required by states until the early part of the 20th century. This means early records exist in some locations and not others. Even then, the information often was incomplete or error prone. In addition records were not always centralized meaning that they were often lost or destroyed by fire/flood at the local level. With this video, we will hear about the research choices we have.

Submitted by Jim Waddell

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

January Meeting Update

January is the month for the annual club luncheon. It will be held on Saturday, January 20, in the Orchid Club auditorium. The monthly meeting normally held on the third Friday is canceled and replaced by this luncheon.

All members are invited to attend and bring a side dish or dessert for 8 people. The club supplies the meat, drinks (byob) and utensils. Please contact Mary Buerge if you did not already signup at the previous meetings and tell her what dish you are planning to bring. She wants to make sure that not too many members bring the same thing.

Table setup starts at 11:00AM and we will begin the feast at Noon or as soon as everyone has arrived with their dish. Please try to have your dish there around 11:30AM. We will also introduce the members to our new officers.

Submitted by Jim Waddell