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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Organizing- and Reorganizing-Research

We all have to do it to be successful genealogists. It can be really hard for a lot of us. We have to Get More Organized!

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, our own super-organized Beverly Yackel will explain her techniques for organizing genealogy research.

"Keeping track of links between people is at the heart of genealogy research," Bev says. "Keeping track of all the documents, notes, website info, photographs, and correspondence about our ancestors can be daunting. We remember that we did find a really great piece of info on our 3rd Grand-grandfather . . but . . .where is it? We canít find it. In which stack of paper waiting to be filed away is that item hiding?"

Bevís presentation is in two partsó "Ways to Get More Organized" and "Re-Organizing Your Research Files." The first part includes such topics as "Basic Steps of Getting Started;" "Your Office Space": Keeping Track of Correspondence;" "Helpful Forms;" "Creating Timelines;" and the biggie ó "PROCRASTINATION."

The second part of her talk is helpful to the experienced genealogist who should know better but just hasnít mastered organization. This is where Bev will recount her own efforts to re-organize and how she fought her procrastination nemesis. When she finished a recent re-organizing project, she says, she had recycled more than 44 inches of paper plus magazines and old road maps and had gained a total of 50 extra inches of storage space.

Bev is a familiar figure in MCGS. She served twice as President of MCGS, in 2000 as co-president with Nancy Heydt, and in 2007. She was the guiding force behind our Policies & Procedure Manual which every officer and committee chair received; itís in a green notebook. She has served on the Education Committee and the Speakerís Bureau for many years. She has played an important role in the Publications Committee. If you want to have some fun, mention the Master Index of the 10 volumes of bible records and listen to her scream! Bev says she ended up hating numbers AND the alphabet!

How does a super-organizer relax? In Bevís case, by reading murder mysteries! She and her husband learned to square dance 12 years ago and currently serve as President of the Middletown Ramblers Square Dance Club. Classes are on Tuesday nights and their members dance on Friday nights.

Our Bev is no procrastinator!

TMC May 2017

The next general meeting will be held at the Eatontown Community/Senior Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown. It will start at 2:00 preceded by refreshments at 1:30.  Guests are welcome.

Irish Special Interest Group

The next meeting is TBD.

To add your name to the list of attendees, contact either: Susan OíBrien by phone at 732-747-0090 or email at  or Judy Bretzger at 732-542-0963 or

African-American Special Interest Group

We meet on a Saturday each month at 1 PM at the Calvary Baptist Church at Bridge Avenue and River Street in Red Bank.

For more information contact Charles Lawson at (732)530-1995 or .

German Special Interest Group

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th, 2017  at the Colts Neck Library 10AM-12PM.

At this time we don't have a group leader but if anyone is interested in taking over this position, it would be very welcome. 

If you aren't already on the email list, please contact  Debbie White at so that you can be added to the list and informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.

Monmouth Roots Group

The next Monmouth Roots Group will meet Saturday, TBD at the Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck from 10AM to 12PM

For more information, please contact Lynn Wilson so that you can be added to the list and informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.

Scotch-Irish Special Interest Group

The Scots-Irish Special Interest Group will meet April 22, 2017  from 10AM to 12PM.  Contact Donna for the location.

If you aren't already on the email list, please contact  Donna at for more information.

Memoirs Group

 May 10th will be the next meeting. Contact Lynn Wilson at for more information.

Fall Workshop

October 7th - The topic will be "Computers and the Internet"

Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair

Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 (11AM - 5PM)


Also available here:

Cornelius Walling complete will 9627M dated August 22, 1825 from Book B wills folio 461 from the Monmouth County Surrogates Office.

Cornelius Walling inventory 9627M dated January 25, 1826 from Book C inventories p. 144  from the Monmouth County Surrogates Office



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