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The Tri-State Packet

Volume XXII, Number 4
June 1999

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THE PILOT HOUSE
FROM THE EDITOR
June 1999

Thanks to everyone who contributed material to The Packet this
past year. Please continue to send Bible records, abstracts, and
other items of interest relating to this area. The Packet does
have a long-standing policy to not reproduce that which is in
print in another journal. Membership in an organization indicates
an interest in the area and one expects to see that area's records.
For that reason, TSGS prefers original records and articles.

This does not have much to do with being an Editor but it does
have to do with genealogical research. As you set forth on your
research trips this summer, let me remind you to be careful in
unkempt or abandoned cemeteries. Don't go alone. If you must,
tell someone where you are going. Abandoned cemeteries can have
cisterns, wells, or other deep places covered with rotten boards.
Snakes and bugs are a minor problem compared to that fate!

Good luck,
Bettie Cummings Cook CG, Editor
bccook@evansville.net

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THE SHIP'S LOG
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
June 1999

My second year as president of the Tri-State Genealogical Society
is coming to an end, and it is time to turn the reins over to
someone else. It has been a very satisfying two years, and I am
especially grateful for all the help from members and friends in
keeping our society a vital and thriving part of the research
community. We all gain from the work of others and it is important
that we do our share in working for greater accessibility of records.

It has taken several years for a small group of diligent abstracters
to get the 1870 Vanderburgh Co., Indiana census ready to be published.
It is expected that this will be ready sometime later this year and
Barbara Veazey, Karin Kirsch, Pam Griess, George Wolf and others
deserve a large thank you from all of us. We've had two successful
October seminars, and anticipate that this year's will be just as
good. Check the information sheet in this issue for more details.

We are enjoying increased publicity because of the TSGS Web Page
maintained by Chris Myers. John West maintains a couple of sites on
the USGenWeb, which are available to anyone on the internet. More and
more new researchers are coming into this hobby by way of the things
that are available through the Internet, and are hungry for more.
Those of us who are book-and-court-house old-timers hope the new
converts will eventually realize that what they find electronically
is only a fraction of what may be available about their ancestors.
There is a special thrill in finding a gem among the books and old
papers at the courthouse, or in the handwritten census film. No one
should miss that excitement.

I hope this summer and the coming year will provide good ancestor
hunting for you, wherever you live and research.

Best wishes for the future,
Marjorie Blocher Kinsey, President

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QUERIES
June 1999

The Tri-State Packet is pleased to publish queries from TSGS members.
Queries are limited to 50 words & five typed lines.
Please include your name, address and membership number (on the mailing label),
and at least one name, date and location.
Submit your questions to:
QUERIES
TSGS Packet
c/o Willard Library
21 First Ave.
Evansville IN
47710-1294

FENDRICH * FENDRICH CIGAR FACTORY
I am looking for any information regarding the history of the
Fendrich Cigar Factory or the genealogy of Herman Fendrich.
I am doing research on the building that now houses Berry Plastics.
Darlene Young,
4959 Lakeside Ct.
Evansville, IN 47712-6570.
Phone (812) 434-9344 or (812) 423-8305.
E-mail:
darleneyoung@berryplastics.com

MAAS * JOHNSON * YONAKA/YANECKA/JANECKEI
SCHMIDT * PETERSON * CARLSON/KARLSON

I am searching my family lines in Olney/West Salem, Illinois.
Please write Sandra Lee Michaels,
456 Magnolia
Gurnee, IL 60031

TREFNY * SYKA * SIKOYZ/SIKOVA/SIKA * DENEND * TRIMBEL
BENEFIEL * CARICO * SMITH * HINTON

I am searching my family lines in Kentucky and Carlisle, Indiana.
Please write Sandra Lee Michaels,
456 Magnolia
Gurnee, IL 60031

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New Officers for 1999 - 2000
New TSGS officers for 1999-2000 were elected at the regular meeting of TSGS on Tuesday, May 11. 1999.

President - George Wolf
Vice President - Karin Kirsch
Recording Secretary - Linda Young
Corresponding Secretary - Sue Hebbeler
Treasurer - John Powell
Program Chairperson - Mary Lou Bevers
Membership Chairperson - Brenda Jerome
Packet Editor - Peggy Newton

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Summer at Willard

African-American Research
Using Church Records
Karin Kirsch
Wednesday, July 21, 1999
6pm - 7:30 pm
Emrich Research Room
Internet Genealogy
John G. West
Wednesday, August 25, 1999
6pm - 8:30 pm
Emrich Research Room
To Be Announced

Wednesday, Sept 22, 1999
Emrich Research Room


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