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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

December 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.

This month we meet on December 15 with the program being a video provided by Family Search on 'Birth Certificate Substitutes: Research Alternatives'.

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

Mary Buerge will be collecting info from those members attending our January annual luncheon including what side dish or dessert each will bring.

Submitted by Jim Waddell

Friday, October 27, 2017

November 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.

This month we meet on November 17 with the program being several interesting stories about some of our member's ancestors. They often tell how a relative was involved with an historical event or maybe a well known historical figure. Some are amusing, some are dramatic but all make for an interesting program.

We will also hold an election for 2018 officers.

If you would like to meet some interesting people who just love to greet new friends, visit with us.

Submitted by Jim Waddell

Monday, October 23, 2017

Gravesite for sale

For Sale: Unused gravestone.  Would suit family named McCafferty. One only. P. O. Box 324

(Source:  LFHS Journal October 2017 Issue No 65)