Freeborn County Genealogy Society
1033 Bridge Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007

This Year's DREAM TRIP will be from October 19th through October 25th, 2015.
These are a few pictures from a recent "Dream Trip" to Salt Lake City.
(This Year's DREAM TRIP will be from October 19th through October 25th, 2015.)


  10:00 a.m.  Meetings.


April through December Meetings will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum.
Aug 10:   The Google Genealogist – 3 short videos

Salt Lake City Trip
October 19-October 25, 2015
Single, $725, Double room $425 each and Triple
Room $350.00 each. Includes transportation to and
from the airport, lodging and orientation. Meals &
air fare not included.

Jul. 13:   Janet Hintermeister
Aug. 10: Carmen & Ali Radke
Sep. 14: Pat Goldman & Jane Maiden
Oct. 12: Vickie Storlie
Nov. 9: Lora Low
Dec. 14: Christmas Party

                                                Information from the FCHS Library:
These are the ports of entry from the Declaration of Intention forms for Freeborn County between 1870-1874.
Boston   (date of immigration 1869)
Milwaukee  (1853)
Detroit  (1870)
New York  (1869)
Chicago  (1856)
Portland  (1869)
Buffalo  (1864)
Port Huron  (1869)
Quebec  (1871)
New Orleans  (1850)
Philadelphia  (1868)
Baltimore  (1873)
Sarnia  (1870)  [Ontario, Canada; largest city on Lake Huron]

                                                            Library Lock In
Monday, July 20, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Pre-registration required
$30.00 members and $40.00 non-members (Checks payable to FCHM)
Registration deadline July 15, 2015
Class size limited

Click HERE to see an interesting website: Maps of ancestry groups in America

New Member:

Sylvia Hertel
920 Front ST W

Albert Lea, MN 56007

FCGS Meeting Minutes
August 10, 2015
1. Meeting called to order by President Vickie Storlie @ 7:05 PM. Thirteen members present.
2. Secretary’s report: Motion by Millie Roberts, second by Joanne Johnsrud, to approve the July 13, 2015 meeting minutes as presented. Motion passed.
3. Treasurer’s report for July 2015 given by Pat Mulso, Treasurer. Checking account balance July 1, 2015 = $512.02. Deposit on July 8, 2015 = $20.00. Ending balance July 31, 2015 = $532.02. Savings account balance July 1, 2015 = $3,050.09. Deposits: coffee money on July 8, 2015 = $10.00 and interest on July 31, 2015 = $0.39. Ending balance July 31, 2015 = $3,060.48. Thirty-four paid memberships for 2015. Motion by Roger Lonning, second by Lynn Krueger, to approve July 2015 financial report. Motion passed. No bills presented for payment.
4. Old Business
4.1 Autumn in the Village scheduled on September 20, 2015 from 12 noon to 4 PM. Recommendation to have someone staff our display who has done DNA testing as well as someone who has done genealogy record-keeping online
4.2 Next Library lock-in to be scheduled for September or October.
5. New Business
5.1 We received the following newsletters:
 Martin County (MN) Genealogical Society
 Decorah Genealogical Association and Winneshiek County (IA) Historical Society
 Winona (MN) Area Genealogy Roundtable

5.2 Announcement-Marion Ross will be one of the presenters for Echoes from the Past on August 19th@ 6:30 PM. Tickets still available @ $7.50 each. Marion Ross will also be the special guest at a FCHM fundraising event on August 20th includes social hour, dinner and conversation. Tickets $20.00 each or two for $25.00.
5.3 Our sympathy is extended to Carmen Radke on the death of her daughter, Julie Frederick, who passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 (and our sympathy to Ali as well).
6. Meeting adjourned @ 7:16 PM.
Coffee and treats provided by Carmen and Ali Radke and others.
Program: The Google Genealogist by Devin Ashby (5 short videos found on YouTube. Go to and search for “Google Genealogist”)
Next month-Meeting on August 10, 2015.
Program: member sharing.
Treats provided by Pat Goldman and Jane Maiden.
Recorded by Lois Ahern, Secretary

E-mail addresses of our members
Updated April 12, 2015

Ahern, Lois
Eichler Lair, Valerie
Evenson, Linda
Goldman, Pat
Grandstrand, Carl
Hanson, Pat and Harold
Hintermeister, Janet
Johnson, Sonja
Johnsrud, Joanne
Klukow, Kaye
Knoll, Michael
Knudtson, Tom and Judy
Krueger, Lynn
Lonning, Roger
Lora Low
Maiden, Jane
Mulso, Pat
Oliphant, Ann
Pelikan, Jean
Plantage, Virginia and Ed
Probst, Jenny
Radke, Carmen
Schewe, Diane
Storlie, Vickie

Respectfully submitted by
Lois Ahern, Secretary

Passing this on from one of our members in Colorado

Click on the cartoon above.

A Cautionary Note
See the Library page for a research caution if you have ancestors from Plymouth County, Mass.

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