Madison County Genealogical Society

Minutes of the Meeting - February 13, 2014

The February 2014 meeting of the Madison County Genealogical Society was held at the EdwardsvillePublic Library on Thursday, February 13, at 7:00 pm.

President, Robert Ridenour, called the meeting to order.


The following is the Treasurer's report for the month of January:


GIFT MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE

Do you have a family member that is interested in (or even obsessed with) genealogy? A membership in the Madison County Genealogical Society would be a very thoughtful gift. A gift card will be sent to the recipient of any gift membership.

The following memberships are available:
Individual/Family Annual Membership $20.00
Patron Annual Membership $30.00
Life Membership $250.00

Contact our Secretary, Petie Hunter, at petie8135@att.net, about a gift membership.


February Meeting

On February 13, 2014, Tom Pearson, Subject Specialist in the Genealogy Room of the St. Louis public Library, presented a program titled "The Price is Right: The Genealogist's Guide to Free Stuff on the Internet." Tom described 91 web sites where one can obtain "free stuff" in sixteen different categories most of which pertains to genealogy in some way. Since the list is copyrighted, I will not reporduce it in its entirety here. I will, however, give some examples in each of the sixteen categories.

GENERAL

APPLICATIONS

AUDIO

BLOGS

BOOKS

FORMS & CHARTS

IMAGES & PHOTOGRAPHS

MAPS

MUSIC

NEWSPAPERS

PERIODICALS

POWERPOINT TEMPLATES

TRANSLATIONS

VIDEO

WEBSITES

If you send Mr. Pearson an e-mail at tpearson@slpl.org and request a copy of his list of free genealogical stuff on the internet, I am sure he will send you a PDF copy of the list with active links to all the sites he discussed.

This presentation was very well attended, very well received, and produced several questions from the audience..

 




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