Greetings Fulton County Genealogical Society Members,
At the last meeting of the Fulton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, I volunteered to do a Roots Magic workshop to help anyone that would like to learn more about the software and how to use it. Among some of the things I will be covering:
vHow to add sources and media
vHow to print reports
vExporting and importing
vWorking with and combining files
vQuestions you may have
I’m planning on doing this sometime in late July or early to mid-August at the Epiphany Community Services conference room on Main Street in Swanton. Please let me know if you would like to attend and if you have any time you will be unavailable this summer. Space is limited so let me know soon.
We will firm up time and date when we figure out what works best for all who want to attend.
Our June 10th meeting will be our annual Spring Banquet. Plans are in the works, and our theme for this years banquet is"Genealogy Springs Eternal." Our guest speaker will be one of our very own members Jana Sloan Broglin. The title of her talk will be "Preparing to Publish Your Family History." A subject we all could use a little help with, I'm sure. It was decided that the banquet should be held at our usual meeting site, Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 Taylor Street, Delta, Ohio. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15.00 per person (same as last year), and the reservations deadline is Sunday, June 1st. Our buffet will be catered by the Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center, and from all accounts it should be delicious! We will hold an installation of new officers and honor our "volunteer of the year" as well. You won't want to miss this banquet. It's always a fun time, so send in your reservation now to: Fulton County Chapter OGS, P.O. Box 337, Swanton, OH 43558, or contact Kathy Seigneur by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out the page with the links---just click on it on the right of this post. I just added a really good one. Be sure to drill down and check it all out. Some of the Family Search stuff isn't indexed, but it is worth a look: envisionthepast
Christmas Party is coming up soon. Have you found your white elephant yet?
Don't forget Christmas in Swanton. We will have a booth at the craft show in the high school. Might be a good way to pick up that book of ours that you have been wanting. Or just stop in and say Hi!
For all of you that couldn't make the meeting last night....you missed a goodone. Derek Davey, OGS trustee, professional genealogist, instructor at Lourdes, consultant to Family Search and who knows how many other hats he wears, was our speaker. His topic was about New England research, but also included lots of general info, explanations about migration routes and lots of websites that I can't wait to visit. Afterwards, during the question and answer time, he talked about some of the ins and outs of Family Search and their new Family Tree function. Hopefully we can get him to come back and talk more about Family Search in depth. I will put some of the websites he mentioned on the Links To Help You With Your Genealogy page. Next month's meeting is our annual Christmas Party. It starts at 6:30, bring a desert or cookies or any thing yummy to share. Also bring a wrapped White Elephant gift. It can be anything; gag gift, something you want out of your house, or just a small gift. (This year I think I'm bringing a bag full of gift bags---I seem to have more of them than gifts!). See you the second Tuesday of December!
A note to all members-
* the newsletter had been delivered to your e-mail boxes. Please let us know if you didn't receive it.
* We have an additional e-mail address. (This one is not dependant on a member having Comcast service!). * Dues are due now.
* Our next meeting is November 12th. New England research. This should be a topic of interest of most everyone--almost all of us have New England ancestors somewhere in our tree! They may not have come on the Mayflower, but the majority of those that came to Ohio started out in New England. (both pictures taken October 2013 by N. Dzierzawski)