D-OGS Newsletter – April 2009
News & Articles of interest to Durham-Orange Genealogists
D-OGS MEETINGS FOR APRIL 2009
This D-OGS Meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, 1 April 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Duke Homestead Visitor’s Center, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham 27705. Phone: (919) 477-5498 – One-half mile from I-85 and Guess Rd (Exit 175), Follow the brown historic site road signs.
The program will be “Copyright and rightful copying: a balanced approach to research and the law”. The speaker will be Kevin L. Smith, J.D, Scholarly Communications Officer, Perkins Library, Duke University. This presentation will look at those elements of U.S. copyright law that are especially relevant for genealogical researchers. Guidance will be offered about appropriate research methods, sharing amongst peers and publication issues, including preparing websites.
The D-OGS Computer Interest Group Meeting will meet on Saturday morning, 11 April 2009 at 9 a.m. at the Chapel Hill Library downstairs in the small conference room. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC Map!
Topic: “To Be Announced”
D-OGS MEETING MINUTES FOR MARCH 4, 2009
The meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM.
Paul welcomed those in attendance and asked if there were any guests in the audience. There was one new member present, Stewart Dunaway of Hillsborough, but no guests. There were also 26 returning members.
Paul made the introduction of the evening’s program:
“Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, March 15, 1781″
Speaker: Joshua Howard, Research Historian, Office of Archives and History
Joshua Howard co-authored a recently published book of the same title with Lawrence Babits.
He rapidly took us through the strategic situation from January 17, 1781 and illustrated it with pictures from his book of Lord Cornwallis, Ferguson and Banastre Tarleton who battled Daniel Morgan. Cornwallis was almost blind in one eye due to an injury from a field hockey stick he received at Eton College.
Cornwall lost his light infantry at Cowpens on January 17, which led him to burn his supplies so that his army could chase Greene in the Race to the Dan, but Greene escaped across the flooded Dan River (basically what is now I-85). Cornwallis established camp at Hillsborough and attempted to forage supplies. Greene won the race because he knew where the mills were and he took all the food as he passed that way. Greene crossed to Virginia and comes back and pursues Cornwallis.
On March 15, 1781 the two opposing armies met up near Guilford Courthouse. Greene had NC Militia led by Thomas Farmer and John Taylor, Virginia militia, Delaware infantry, 1st and 5th Maryland Regiments and his Continentals. They took three lines of defense. “Light Horse Harry” Henry Lee III was a commander in the early battles. He left an account of his exploits at this battle—which were primarily fiction. (He was the father of General Robert E. Lee.) Lord Cornwallis took the field with the 33rd Foot, 71st Regiment, 23rd Regiment, 1st Guards, Scottish Regiment, Hessian troops led by Von Bose and the Guard Brigade.
The initial firefight was 7 to 10 AM at the New Garden Meeting House. It was to buy time for Greene to establish his position.
After the battle Lord Cornwallis was deemed the winner but he had lost nearly half his troops by some reckoning. It was amazing that they had won when they were outnumbered and out supplied. Greene has lost 33% but some of them had walked off the battlefield earlier and headed home.
After the war Nathaniel Greene was bankrupt and sold the lands he had been given to pay the bills of his troops. He settled down in 1785 to raise rise and died the following year. Lord Cornwallis died in the early 1800s in India.
Paul opened the business portion of our meeting:
• The minutes for November February 2009 were approved as printed in the newsletter after a small correction is made.
• Paul reported that the website has had a lot of action lately with the NC room debates.
• He called on Richard for a report on the newsletter. Richard said Uncle Eli’s Quilting Party is scheduled for April 2 at the Eli Whitney Recreation Center in Alamance County. It is listed in the Upcoming Events
• Cathy Elias said the Trading Path was ready to be handed out after the meeting. She also reminded us that the NGS meeting was May 13-16 and still needed volunteers. On Wednesday before the NGS meeting from 5-7 we will have a table or two that will need to be staffed. Paul asked for a vote on how many tables we should reserve and two was the number chosen. All information on registering for NGIS and the conference is on the website.
• Paul also said he had purchased a 11 x 17 scanned for under $200 to scan family sheets and trees and this could also be used by CIG and he hoped its purchase was approved. It was moved and seconded. It was voted to approve this purchase.
The April meeting will be on copyright law.
Ann Hamby gave the Treasurer’s report. We have $2506.55 in the bank at this time.
The meeting was dismissed at 8:56.
Respectfully submitted, Tonya Fouse Krout
Here’s another of Paul’s great finds:
The Library of Congress Search the Library’s Web Site Form (Online Form). You will receive a reply within five business days: http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-genealogy.html. This Ask a Librarian form uses QuestionPoint, a global, collaborative reference service.
ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY NC ROOM UPDATE
The battle for the NC Room in the Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough continues. We have been making presentations and pleas to the Orange County Commissioners at virtually every opportunity. We are still asking D-OGS members and other interested parties to send letters to the Commissioners, County Manager and Library Director. Please send a copy to us and to a local newspaper (News of Orange County, N&O, Chapel Hill News, Durham Herald-Sun) serving Orange County. You can find addresses for the County officials at: http://www.co.orange.nc.us/. Click the “Contact Us” selection on the left side of the page. This will give you mailing addresses & phone numbers for the Orange County leaders who must make a decision on what to do with the NC Room.
THE NGS 2009 NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY FAMILY HISTORY CONFERENCE IS COMING TO RALEIGH!
The 2009 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference will be held 13–16 May 2009 at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and is known as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees. It is the second most populous city in North Carolina after Charlotte. It was founded in 1792 as North Carolina’s capital city and named for Sir Walter Raleigh.
The 2009 NGS Family History Conference in Raleigh will take place in the brand new Raleigh Convention Center. Hotel accommodations are in the adjoining new Marriott Hotel or nearby at the Sheraton or New Clarion Hotels. All conference hotels are offering free parking to guests.
Downtown Raleigh has undergone much recent development with more than $1.3 billion in investment, including the new convention center and Marriott Hotel. Fayetteville Street in downtown has undergone a major renaissance with outside artwork, outdoor dining, and many restaurants. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is just fifteen minutes from downtown.
As an attendee at the 2009 NGS Family History Conference, you will find Raleigh a great place to stay. In addition to the conference you can explore the many great cultural and historical offerings in the city—including the North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Railroad Museum, Exploris/IMAX Theatre at Exploris, North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, Raleigh City Museum, Mordecai Historic Park/President Andrew Johnson’s birthplace, and Oakwood Cemetery, among many others. For genealogists, the North Carolina State Archives preserves original and microfilm records of the colony and state of North Carolina from 1663 to the present.
For more information on genealogical resources in Raleigh, please be sure to frequently look at the very informative conference blog.
To request a conference brochure, please e-mail Conference Registrar Rochelle Compton. Early Bird registration ends in March.
What can you expect from the NGS Family History Conference in Raleigh? View this slide show to see just some of the highlights. Things to do at your first conference (PDF 490KB). Questions? Contact the NGS Conference Manager at email@example.com.
ALAMANCE COUNTY LAND RECORDS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Here’s how to access Alamance County land records via the Web:
• Log on to www.alamance-nc.com. Under “Menu”
• Click on “Register of Deeds Search” in the left-hand Menu, then “Register of Deeds Index Search”
• Scroll down the dark blue menu on the left side of the page and click on “Name Search”
• Type in the last name of a person who might be part of a record and hit Enter. You may enter a full name, if known
• An index of records with that name will appear. To look at a particular record, enter the book and page numbers in the bars at the tope of the page, and enter “Deeds”, “Deeds of Trust” or “Plat” under “Kinds of Instrument”
• If the record doesn’t come up under the instrument you selected, try another instrument
You may even view a scanned image of the original document by clicking on “View Image” on the search results page. Questions? Call Deputy Register Lillian Faucette at 336-570-6565 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
UPCOMING WORKSHOP IN ALAMANCE COUNTY
The Alamance County Genealogical Society (ACGS) will be holding a workshop on 25 April 2009 in the May Memorial Library in Burlington, NC from 9:00am-1:00pm. The workshop is FREE; refreshments and drinks will be served during breaks and before and after presentations.
The focus of the workshop will be on land & land records. The speakers are Holt Anderson, Alamance native & D-OGS member, author & historian Stewart Dunaway, also a D-OGS member, and Larry O’Dzak from the NC Archives in Raleigh:
• Holt will describe how he has used a combination of research sources, database tools, and commercially-available deed platting software to organize and develop a rough understanding of the size, shapes and locations of the early Granville and NC land grants in present-day Alamance and Orange Counties
• Stewart has a lot of experience with Deed Records in Orange County. He has derived plats from the metes and bounds, which allowed him to locate Gov. Burke’s “corner” and confirm his plantation’s location. He has also done a lot of road record transcript work in Olde Orange County that will be helpful. He has published several volumes of land records works; his publications website is http://www.lulu.com/sedunaway
• Larry Odzak [pronounced “O’Jack”] completed his studies in US History and Public History, at the University of Florida and later at the State University of North Carolina in Raleigh. In 2002 Larry started his career as an Archivist with the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. As an Archivist – Historian, Larry is familiar with most of the collections in our State Archives and has given talks on a variety of topics. Larry’s talk at the ACGS workshop will be on Estates – how they pass from one generation to the next – and how can you search for this information at the Archives
ACGS is asking that those planning to attend please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so we will have some idea of how much food to provide. A handout on this workshop will be available at the April D-OGS meeting.
TRADING PATH ASSOCIATION APRIL FIRST SUNDAY HIKE
Foul weather interfered with last month’s First Sunday Hike, so for our April First Sunday Hike we will study the area of Cox’s Mill, a Revolutionary War site in Randolph County, on Sunday April 5th. During the Revolutionary War Colonel David Fanning is said to have had his Tory militia headquarters in this area.
Our meeting will be at Bill Johnson’s farm at 2580 Highway 22 South, south of Ramseur on the east side of Deep River. As usual we will depart the trailhead at 2 PM and be back to the cars by 4 PM. Mr. Johnson’s fields were covered by both armies several times during the course of the Revolution. Both sides camped forces here probably because there was good water and two or three grist mills within easy reach.
We’ll visit one of these mill sites, a point that has hosted a succession of bridges over the Deep. The route planned is not long and not particularly rough but it is not easy. There are some steep slopes and the trail is utterly unimproved. This should be a most rewarding hike as the mill seat is highly evolved as are the stream crossings. Go to http://www.tradingpath.org for additional details.
NBC TO ADD “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?” GENEALOGY TV SHOW IN APRIL
I have written many times about “Who Do You Think You Are?,” a very popular British television that has since been exported to other countries. Each country produces their own shows, featuring local television personalities and stories. Now NBC will bring the television program to American viewers, starting April 20. The program will air on Mondays at 8 p.m.
“Who Do You Think You Are?” will feature American celebrities, including Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon, as they unearth their family trees. Kudrow’s company, Is or Isn’t Entertainment, will produce the programs, along with the U.K.’s Wall to Wall Productions.
The series will examine a star’s family tree and uncover stories about love, secrets and triumphs in his or her family’s past, while also weaving the family story into the larger narrative of American history.
“This show personalizes history and turns it into a gripping narrative,” Kudrow says. “The most striking thing about the show is the realization of how connected we all are.”
(This article is from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com.)
SOUTH CAROLINA AFRICAN AMERICAN RECORDS TO BE PUBLISHED ONLINE
The following announcement was written by Lowcountry Africana and The South Carolina Department of Archives and History:
Lowcountry Africana and The South Carolina Department of Archives and History today (2/23/2009) announced plans to digitize and publish freely online more than 25,000 historic documents of interest to researchers of African American genealogy and history.
Under the new agreement, Colonial and Charleston, South Carolina estate inventories dated 1732-1867 will be digitized and indexed in detail, including the names of more than 30,000 slaves. Inventories of estates in early South Carolina probate records often listed slaves in family groupings. They also detail the material possessions so important for researchers of social and cultural history. “South Carolina has one of the richest sets of early government records of any of the original states,” said Charles Lesser, Senior Archivist at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.” This new cooperative effort will revolutionize access to an especially important segment of those records,” concluded Lesser.
More than 14,000 South Carolina bills of sale, most of them bills of sale for slaves, will also be digitized for online viewing. These documents, dating from 1773 to 1872, are already indexed on the South Carolina Archives website but have not yet been digitized.
“Digitizing these records will open new avenues for African American genealogy research by forming, in many cases, a seamless paper trail from Emancipation to the 1700’s,” said Toni Carrier, Founding Director of Lowcountry Africana. “And Charleston’s role as a port of entry during the Atlantic Slave Trade means that many thousands of African Americans have at least one ancestor who came from, or through, South Carolina.”
When complete, the index and digital images of the documents will be available for free on Lowcountry Africana (www.lowcountryafricana.com), and within the On-line Records Index for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History (www.archivesindex.sc.gov).
Anyone may volunteer to help index the records by visiting www.afriquest.com, Lowcountry Africana’s new, central Internet home for free records of African American genealogy and history. Afriquest will officially launch at the end of February but volunteers may sign up now to participate.
Copies of the microfilms of the original historic documents were donated by FamilySearch International. For further information, please contact Toni Carrier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(This article is from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com.)
SEEKING MICHIGAN ADDS FREE DEATH RECORDS
The historical records site Seeking Michigan has added Michigan death certificates from 1897 to 1920. You can search the index and click to view a record—free.
Run a basic search by name or construct an advanced search by typing keywords and assigning a data field for each term (such as first name, last name, city/village/township, etc.). The advanced search is the same for all Seeking Michigan’s collections, so scroll to the bottom of each field pull-down menu for fields specific to the death records.
To browse the death records, click View Collection next to the basic search box.
The records are available through a partnership with the Library of Michigan. Also on Seeking Michigan, you’ll find Civil War photographs and records, WPA property invoices (documents describing the land, buildings and surroundings of building in rural Michigan), oral histories, maps and more.
‘HEART AND SOUL OF THE COLONIAL INN’ DIES
Jesse James DeConto, Staff Writer
HILLSBOROUGH – Anne Crawford and her husband, Chick, used the 1750s in marketing the Colonial Inn, but it was their proprietorship in the 1950s that made it famous.
In 1952, the Crawfords bought a restaurant the seller called a “financial loss” that he had kept open as a “service to the town of Hillsboro.” They turned it into a tourist attraction that helped Hillsborough become a destination for small-town charm.
Before the annual Hog Day, the Blue Bayou blues club or Churton Street’s fine restaurants drew visitors to Hillsborough, dozens a day came to dine at the Colonial Inn. While the inn is deteriorating, the visitors keep coming.
Anne Crawford died Sunday, only weeks shy of her 96th birthday.
With the Crawfords running it from 1952 to 1969, “the inn became known for its restaurant, … visited by thousands of tourists over the years,” wrote Cathleen Turner, former executive director of the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough.
The Crawfords added a large dining room and expanded the kitchen. In its heyday, the old tavern was where travelers could stop for a taste of Southern hospitality and a family-style meal. Favorites were fried chicken, baked sugar-cured ham with raisin sauce, roast beef, Eastern North Carolina barbecue, hot rolls or biscuits, and heaping bowls of home-style vegetables.
In 1968, Crawford told The News & Observer that the inn served 100 meals a day, quipping that Duke Medical Center’s famously bland Rice Diet drove “most of the notables to the Colonial Inn.”
A year later, they sold the inn to James and Maxine Freeland, who added a banquet hall that would host many wedding receptions.
“Anne put the Colonial Inn and the quaint town of historic Hillsborough back on the map of the South,” her grandchildren wrote in an obituary this week.
Though closed and crumbling since 2001, the inn was once “one of the cornerstones of the town’s tourism economy,” Turner wrote.
Crawford’s daughter-in-law, Nancy Crawford, said Anne was the “heart and soul of the Colonial Inn” even though Anne claimed she couldn’t cook.
“She was the out-front person,” said Nancy Crawford.
The Crawfords’ only son, Charles III, now deceased, shoveled coal and churned ice cream after they bought the inn when he was 9 years old.
“We all hate to see it being in the condition that it’s in,” his widow said.
This isn’t the first time the inn has fallen into disrepair. The community lauded Col. Paul A. Henderson for buying it in 1946, renovating it and adding the high-end, fine-dining restaurant, according to Turner. The restaurant was not successful until the Crawfords bought it six years later.
“They just had a wonderful restaurant there,” Nancy Crawford said.
(Reprinted from a News & Observer column published 26 February 2009)
COMPUTER USE TIP
When was the last time you did a “disk cleanup”? If you haven’t done it since the last newsletter, then you should do it NOW. If you have Windows, go to “All Programs”, “Accessories”, “System Tools”, and select Disk Cleanup”. You will be prompted for a disk rive letter if you have more than one logical or physical drive. It would be a good idea to do them all, one at a time. The utility will do a scan of the selected drive and tell you what can be cleaned up as far as “Downloaded Program Files”, “Temporary Internet Files” and others. Clean out anything that you don’t need to keep, especially the temp Internet files and downloaded program files.
After you have cleaned up your drives, why not go ahead and do a disk defrag, particularly if you cleaned out a bunch of junk files.
(Paul Hollinghurst tells me that Windows Vista does this automatically)
Ultimo – the preceding month
unk. (abbreviation) – unknown.
unprobated will – will never submitted for probate.
unsolemn will – will in which an executor is not named.
WEBSITES OF POSSIBLE INTEREST
FORGOTTEN ELLIS ISLAND – http://www.forgottenellisisland.com – This companion site to the book of the same name has photos and history of the Ellis Island hospital that served immigrants, and tells the story of several patients there.
SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY: HISTORY EXPLORER – http://americanhistory.si.edu/explorer – Each star on this timeline links to stories and photos from Smithsonian museum exhibits. Click to learn about the Star-Spangled Banner that hung over Fort McHenry in 1814, Chinese Immigrant Workers in California in the late 1800s and lots more.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
UNCLE ELI’S QUILTING PARTY – 2 April 2009 – This event has been held every year since 1932. It will be held at the Eli Whitney Community Recreation Center in Alamance County from 900am until mid-afternoon. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to join in. you don’t even need to have your own quilt. There will be food and refreshments and fun for all. Contact Pat Shaw Bailey (336-376-3149) for more details.
ALAMANCE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY APRIL MEETING – The Alamance County Genealogical Society will meet on April 6 at 7:00 p.m., at the Western Steak House, 142 N. Graham-Hopedale Road Burlington, NC 27215, 336-227-1448. The program will be presented by Donna Bonds and will be “Grace A. Clapp, Artist”.
SWEDISH EMIGRANT GENEALOGICAL SEMINAR – Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Drott Lodge #168 of the VASA Order of America (a Swedish-American Fraternal Organization) will present a seminar entitled “Swedish Emigrant Genealogical Seminar.” National speakers including Stephen Morse, Kathy Meade, and Leslie Dalley Bouvier as well as consultation options. Registration fees range from $10/$20. The seminar will be held at the Universities at Shady Grove Campus at 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, Maryland. Contact Janet Johnson at JJohn30254@aol.com or 301-962-3788 with any questions.
LUNCH AND LEARN’S 10TH SEASON MEETS AT TOSCA RISTORANTE ITALIANO IN WEST VILLAGE – Single tickets are $25, $19 for Preservation Durham members, $17 for Preservation Durham senior members. Season tickets allowing admission to all 8 programs are $115 and include preferred seating and recognition. Contact the Preservation Durham office by phone at (919)-682-3036 or by email for more information. The program for April 15 will be “Morehead Hill”. Learn about this historic neighborhood that will be the focus of the 2009 Old Durham Tour on May 2.
VIRGINIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SPRING CONFERENCE – Saturday, April 18, 2009. The Virginia Genealogical Society will sponsor its spring conference at the Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. The title of the conference is “Secrets for Successful Research” and the featured speaker is Barbara Vines Little, CG. Cost of the conference ranges from $30/$50. There is also a Leadership Summit on April 17th at 3:00 p.m. at the Library. Additional details can be found at http://www.vgs.org.
MID-ATLANTIC GERMANIC SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE – Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 8:30 a.m.-400 p.m. The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society will present its annual conference entitled “Exploring New Record Groups in Germany & the USA.” Speakers include Kenneth Heger and Susannah Brooks. The cost of the conference ranges from $40/$50. The conference will be held at the Plaza Hotel in Hagerstown, Maryland. Additional details can be found at http://www.magsgen.com/.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES FIFTH ANNUAL GENEALOGY FAIR – Wednesday, April 22, 2009-Thursday, April 23, 2009. The National Archives will present its “Fifth Annual Genealogy Fair.” The program will be presented in the Pennsylvania Avenue Plaza and Research Center that can be reached through the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the building. Additional details can be found at http://www.archives.gov/.
IRELAND – A TRIP THROUGH TIME – May 7 – 24, 2009 – You are invited to Travel in Time with your Dream Team to discover Ireland at its finest. Experience the culture of both the past and the present as you research your ancestors’ lives.
Nancy Bier, noted leader and Irish genealogist; Linda Jonas, an expert in DNA and genealogical research problems; and Ginger Aarons-Garrison, Director of Time Travel, will lead you on a true trip through time to the Ireland you have been longing to find.
You will research in the finest archives and libraries in both Ireland and Northern Ireland under expert guidance by day. By night we will hear local historians, Linda or Nancy lecture on any of the topics of DNA research, Scots-Irish history or spend an amusing evening listening to a local storyteller. No research or spouse that doesn’t research? You will always have the opportunity to choose one of our day trips. The trip may include trips to visit local farmers, historic gaols and waterfronts, Irish museums, manor houses, castles, cottages and the lovely gardens of Ireland or even a great game of golf at one of Ireland’s famous courses.
Assessments of your personal family history needs will be made prior to the trip. Personal help is guaranteed along the way.
Four star accommodations, all breakfasts, all dinners, personal guide and genealogists, driver/guide, admissions and tips are all included. Please inquire for itinerary, pricing guidelines. Pricing starts at 3075.00 Euro per person, double occupancy.
For a full itinerary and pricing options please visit and inquire at: www.timetraveltours.com : Members of ASTA, ICTA, CLIA – www.theultimatefamilyhistorians.com
LIBRARIANS’ DAY PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT IN RALEIGH NC – Librarians’ Day is scheduled for Tuesday, 12 May 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. All librarians who work with genealogical and family history patrons are welcome. There is no charge, but participants much register by mail or online since space is limited. Registration is now open. Librarians’ Day is made possible through the sponsorship of ProQuest.
Speakers will include Susan D. Kaufman, manager of Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, Houston, Texas, on the collection development; Pam Cooper, past winner of the Filby Prize for genealogical librarianship, on working with volunteers; and Jason Toberlin, Special Projects Librarian, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, on the digital resources of the North Carolina Collection and the process of creating digital collections.
Librarians who participate in Librarians’ Day are also encouraged to stay in Raleigh and register for the NGS 2009 Family History Conference, which begins the following day.
TRIP TO SALT LAKE CITY – The dates for the 4th annual RootDig research trip to Salt Lake City have been announced: 14-21 May 2009. More information on our trip and registering is on our website at: http://www.rootdig.com/slctrip.html
TRIP TO ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY – Michael Neill will be leading an annual genealogy research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana this May from 27 May through 31 May 2009. Participants are staying at the Hilton, close to the library with a pretty good room rate.
There is more information on his website at http://www.rootdig.com/acpltrip.html. This year’s trip is a little different and will be run like his trip to Salt Lake–participants meet me there instead of travelling together as a group.
DNA WORKSHOP IN INDIANA – The Marion Public Library in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College, Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, Howard County Genealogical Society, Indiana Genealogy Society and many others will present a one day workshop on May 30, 2009. Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak will present 5 sessions on Using DNA in Genealogy Research at the Ivy Tech Community College campus in Marion, Indiana.
The cost for the one day seminar is only $65 if you register by April 1, and includes all sessions, lunch and evening banquet. For more information or to obtain a registration form, visit our website at: http://www.marion.lib.in.us/departments/indianahistory/dna/dna_workshop.htm, email email@example.com or call 765-668-2900 ext 153.
What some folks refer to as “stumbling blocks” can be turned into “stepping stones”, when the proper attitude is applied. You will need to learn to step up and stop dragging your feet.
If you have any items of interest that you would like to submit for future publication, please contact Richard Ellington at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.967.4168
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