THE JANUARY 17th MEETING
Murray returns to
inform us about
Game – all about surnames, nicknames and maiden names.”Donna
says. “Your grandfather, by any other name, is probably still your
grandfather.” Come and learn how you, too, can play
the name game with your ancestors. She is not only a genealogist, she
is also a columnist. You can enjoy her each week at
We meet for this meeting at the Royal Palm Room at Little Harbor.
Southern Chicken Wrap – Cheddar Tortilla
Wrap filled with Grilled Chicken, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and Ranch
Dressing, OR Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced Tomatoes, and Fresh Basil on Ciabatta
Bread . Cole Slaw with both. Apple Caramel Pie for dessert.
NEW LDS SITE
To view the
1. go to
2. go to "Try the updated site"
3. Browse by Location, such as "USA, Canada, and Mexico" to access films by
(Normal searching applies after this.)
Thanks to Ed
Frank for this info.
NEED ARCHIVAL MATERIALS?
Lynn Betlock, Managing Editor of Daily
Genealogist, suggests the following sources:
Archival Products. 134 East Grand Ave, P.O. Box 1413, Des Moines, IA 50317
7 Caesar Place, P.O. Box 428, Moonachie, NJ 07074. (201) 804-8986.
Conservation Resources International, Inc. 8000
H. Forbes Place, Springfield, VA 22151. (800) 634-6932.
TIES THAT BIND
Extracted from an article by Curt B. Witcher in Genealogy Gems:
News from the Fort Wayne Library No. 91, September 30, 2011
Those outside the family history field often muse about
why genealogists do what they do spend time, energy
and treasure researching their family histories.
Perhaps some genealogists also ponder this question,
particularly when the research isn't producing
There are almost as many reasons for engaging in genealogical
research as there are individuals doing it. I believe a common
thread among all the reasons, spoken and unspoken, is the
quest to discover another part, another chapter, of one’s story.
Further, I believe the quest to tell that story in
such a way that it gives light and meaning to both grand and
everyday things is what drives most individuals to continue their
family history. The power of a story should not be underestimated,
nor should its universal appeal. Our stories are truly the ties that
bind us together as families and communities.
stories--your stories and my stories--are the ties the bind our families
together. And I truly believe that is why family history is important and so
appealing to many millions of individuals worldwide