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Sunday, May 15, 2016

 MCGS General Meeting at 1:30PM

It's Not a Chart, It's Not a Tree, It's a Story

"Genealogy: It’s not a tree or a chart, it’s a story!" is the title of the talk and slideshow scheduled for the May 15, 2016 MCGS General Meeting.

Author and genealogist Maureen Wlodarczyk will explain how to breathe life into your family tree skeleton. She will share her ideas of how to take a family tree chart and layer on historical context - the social, economic, religious, military, and other aspects of the times in which our ancestors lived, to enrich and give dimension to our family stories.

Maureen, a writer, columnist, family historian, and lecturer is a self-described "history and genealogy addict." Besides researching and writing about her own family history, she searches for true stories of people and events lost to time, rediscovering and sharing those tales through her books, magazine articles, and presentations to genealogical and historical groups.

A member of the Irish American Writers & Artists organization and several genealogical societies, she was selected for 2014 and 2015 Excellence-in-Writing awards by the International Society of Family History Writers & Editors (ISFHWE). Maureen currently writes a genealogy column "History & Mystery: Perfect Together" for the e-magazine Garden State Legacy (gardenstatelegacy.com). She’s a contributing writer for the genealogical e-magazine "Irish Lives Remembered."

Maureen, a writer, columnist, family historian, and lecturer is a self-described "history and genealogy addict." Besides researching and writing about her own family history, she searches for true stories of people and events lost to time, rediscovering and sharing those tales through her books, magazine articles, and presentations to genealogical and historical groups.

A member of the Irish American Writers & Artists organization and several genealogical societies, she was selected for 2014 and 2015 Excellence-in-Writing awards by the International Society of Family History Writers & Editors (ISFHWE). Maureen currently writes a genealogy column "History & Mystery: Perfect Together" for the e-magazine Garden State Legacy (gardenstatelegacy.com). She’s a contributing writer for the genealogical e-magazine "Irish Lives Remembered."

Among Maureen’s five published books are: Jersey! Then . . . Again, a collection of 36 short stories about our state, its historic figures and events; Past-Forward: A Three Decade & Three-Thousand-Mile Journey Home, the story of the author’s 30 year search for her grandmother’s Irish ancestral roots and discoveries made along the way;

and, Young & Wicked: the Death of a Wayward Girl, the true story of star-crossed first generation Irish-American lovers and petty criminals in 19th century Jersey City.

TMC May 2016

Refreshments are at 1:30: and the meeting will start at 2PM  at the Eatontown Community Center . Guests are welcome.

Irish Special Interest Group

Frustration, like misery, loves company. That’s the idea behind the founding of the new MCGS Irish Special Interest Group. Already at least six sons and daughters of the Old Sod have signed up for the inaugural meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21st at the home of  Susan O’Brien, 875 River Road, Fair Haven.   Bring a book on Ireland.

To add your name to the list of attendees, contact either: Susan O’Brien by phone at 732-747-0090 or email at  slfugateobrien@aol.com  or Judy Bretzger at 732-542-0963 or jdbretzger@verizon.net

African-American Special Interest Group

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

The next meeting is Saturday, April 9th at 1:00PM.    

For more information contact Charles Lawson at (732)530-1995 or clcharlylaw5@gmail.com .

German Special Interest Group

The next German Special Interest Group will meet Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

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 debra.white1@verizon.net 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, April 30th 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.

Scot-Irish Special Interest Group

The New Scots-Irish Special Interest Group will meet Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10AM to 12PM.  Contact Donna for the location.

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

Memoirs Group

 April 13th  will be the next meeting. Contact Lynn Wilson at which34@optonline.net for more information.

MCGS & SHS Hosting

Ye Olde Monmouth County Authors Book Faire on April 9, 2016

The Monmouth County Genealogy Society and the Shrewsbury Historical Society (SHS) are sponsoring Ye Olde Monmouth County Authors Book Faire on Saturday, April 9, and inviting local authors to display and discuss their books about Monmouth County or its people.

Linda Wilson, president of MCGS noted “By partnering with the Shrewsbury Historical Society and the Monmouth County Library system, we are giving local authors an opportunity to become known while at the same time giving all our Monmouth County residents a chance to see the plethora of material available about this very special county in a single visit to the library.” 

The event will be held at the Monmouth County Library’s Eastern Branch, 1001 Route 35, from 10 am until 2 pm, Saturday, April 9. The public is invited to stop in to meet authors of books associated with Monmouth County. Admission is free. Visitors will have an opportunity to purchase  books from the authors who will sign copies as requested.

SHS President and Shrewsbury Mayor Donald Burden said “We have identified more than 50 very talented authors in Monmouth County who have written fascinating stories about its history, novels focusing on specific areas of the county, and other types of stories .”

The event is free to the public, no registration is required. The Library features plenty of parking at its convenient location. We hope to see everyone there.

Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

At the Monmouth Battlefield State Park from 11AM to 5PM.  For more information  click here to see the flyer.

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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