Presentation: Destination Genealogy - Glimpses from the Road
Presenter: Susan Trumbull
Recently back from three months "on the road" our Program Chairperson, Susan Trumbull, hopes to tempt you to temporarily shut down your computers and enter into the thrill of Genealogy done in Nationally famous libraries with original documents, rare books, and an atmosphere of "how can we help You find Your family?"
Susan was curious about Nationally famous libraries she had never visited so when planning her and her husband John’s RV road trip she made sure they scheduled into their itinerary the ALLEN COUNTY LIBRARY, Fort Wayne , Indiana, THE GODFREY MEMORIAL LIBRARY, in Middleton, Connecticut, and the "MOTHER OF NATIONAL ARCHIVES" in Washington, D.C.
In between these giants were cemeteries and small local libraries, and cousins with pictures and family bibles where their ancestors have left footprints.
She will show you (visually) where these repositories are, what can be fo und in them, how you can get there, and why you would want to go. More than you ever wanted to know, but you might decide a genealogy trip would be more fun than a cruise with days of water views.
About our Meetings:
The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in December due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.
Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration; and in September, we have a workshop.