THE MAY 15 MEETING
Ann Mohr Osisek will discuss,
“Out of the Census: into the book stacks”using library sources.
Ann has served as Managing Instructor for the Genealogy Programs
at Disney Institute in Orlando, FL, taught genealogy classes for
the Orange County, FL Adult Education Program for nineteen years,
and has been a computer lab genealogy instructor at the Seminole
County, FL Community College.
THE MAY MENU
Salad Wrap, with Cranberry Jello Salad OR a Tri-salad of Cranberry
Jello Salad, Shredded Carrot Salad, and Pasta Salad.
Our May tradition of a Brownie and do-it-yourself Ice Cream Sundae
IN A NAME?
Despite many claims otherwise,
Answers at Genealogy
Today reminds us that immigrants names were not changed
at Ellis Island. The inspectors there were working from records prepared by
the immigrant him/herself or by their travel agent at the point of departure.
The immigrant may have used a “new name” on those papers or changed it after
arrival, to better adapt to the new culture and to make it easier to live and
work in America.
Starting with the time of arrival, and following the way the name was
presented in each subsequent Census
Record, may be the best
way to determine when and what was changed.
Shirley Smith found a
link that allows a search of Social Security records using the birth date
-- especially helpful for women if you don't know her married surname. The
hits are displayed by first name/married name.
At the April
meeting, Ed Frank, of the Nominating Committee, made the following
recommendations of officers to lead the Society in 2012-2013. The election
will be held at the May meeting:
Pres. Frank Nauman
Director Sally Wepfer
FOR A WHILE
2011-2012 season for SBGS comes to an end, as we prepare for that long-planned
research trip “up North”, or “abroad”, or just a chance to stay home and
further organize our research.But do not despair, we will return on September
18th with new enthusiasm, new menus, newly found information for
the LINKS, and a host of new programs.Jody Masterson has lined up a great
slate of speakers to start off next season. We will hear from some of your
favorites when we return in the fall:
Sept 18: Donna Moughty
Oct 16: Sharon Tate Moody
Nov 20: Donna Murray
Dec 18: Drew Smith