Thursday, August 31, 2017

September Meeting Update

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

This month we meet on September 15th with the program being a video provided by Family Search on 'How To Find Your German Ancestral Villages'. Anyone wanting to delve into their German ancestry should find this very interesting.

If you would like to check us out this will be an opportune meeting to do so and meet interesting people who just love to 'climb trees'.

Submitted by Jim Waddell

Monday, August 21, 2017

Free Webinar

Was your ancestor a Freemason, an Odd Fellow, a Knight of Columbus, or a member of another fraternal organization? In this webinar, Senior Genealogist Rhonda R. McClure will teach you how to identify different fraternal organizations, provide valuable tools for locating a lodge and its records, and discuss how these records can enrich your family history research.

To register for this FREE webinar on Thursday afternoon (3:00 - 4:00) click on:

Saturday, August 19, 2017

ByLaws update

The proposed new Genealogy Club ByLaws are posted in the ByLaws tab. The new is highlighted in yellow. The replaced text is lined out.

The ByLaws will be voted on at the September 15th General Meeting.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Ft. King

A separate "tab", above, has been added to update everyone on the status of Ft. King.

You can also visit the Ft. King web site by clicking on https://fkha.org.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Harry Kirby

Harry Kirby, age 93, a long time Oak Run (golf view) resident passed away Saturday, July 19th. Harry was a past member of the Genealogy Club as well as a WW II vet of the Battle of the Bulge. He served for years as president of that veterans group.

More details as they become available.

Friday, July 28, 2017

August Meeting Update

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

This month we meet on August 18th and, as we do on occasion, a few of our members will tell us about some interesting aspects of their ancestors and how they lived during historical times in our country. Some ancestors actually knew famous people or participated in key historical events. Some are tragic and some are amazing.

Last month we had a video describing how to find our ancestors on Passenger Lists dating as far back as the 1700's. In coming months we have tentatively planned a field trip to the Ft King Historical Site in Ocala and some more interesting videos.

Submitted by Jim Waddell