my fellow genealogists,
I want to
thank everyone for the support and putting up with me for past two terms of
I will admit
there were times when I was not completely prepared and you still put up with
I do believe
we have had fun and need to do a "true" road trip again, but not on
my watch. I am referring to the
overnight trip to
. The day trip to
Illiana Library was a great success also.
I have put
challenges to you, some were completed and I hope someday the rest of you will
see the need to complete them also.
several projects started and hope to be able to concentrate on getting them
completed in the next couple years. Some
projects will be shared with IGS to put on the website.
I have found
I have a Revolutionary soldier in my direct lineage and have been trying to
research this man. This is not the
easiest project I have come across. Believe
me, I will say doing the Indiana Territorial Guard Society papers were easier. If you do not have people here in
time needed for the Territorial Guard look at where your people came from...is
there something there that you could do for recognition of these ancestors? It is worth looking into. Jackson County Indiana has a Pioneer
Society check the counties of your ancestors in other states. There could be my last challenge: Is
there a Pioneer Society in the county your people were from? Check into this and I will be asking in
December where you have found something.
Next year, on
IGS Annual Meeting & Conference will be held at
. It has been my dream to have the
largest group at one of these meetings.
I am still on
the Board of Directors of IGS and will be preaching and promoting this to be
something to experience. The
speaker will be Judy G. Russell and her topics are "Your First Trip to
the Courthouse", "Disabled or Deceased in the Line of Duty",
"Staying Out of Trouble: The Rights and Responsibilities of Today's
Genealogist", and "Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions: The Family
Black Sheep". There is a
second set of speakers and topics you can choose from also. This is an inexpensive conference that
should be taken advantage of. Go
to http://www.indgensoc.org/conference.php and take a look.
Well, as I
sit here working on this last president's page, fall has arrived, time has
changed, and we have voted. What
is next? Oh, yes, Old Man Winter. That is when we all snuggle down and
get caught up, read up on new genealogical progress, and share with the family
all of our findings. Even though
they may not act as excited as you are believe me there will be a time when
they will asked something about one of the ancestors. The family listens with a glazed look
but sometime later there is a question and you have the answer and they know
again for all of your support. Your
new president will be taking over soon give her the support she needs also.
Holidays to all of you.