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

These are a few pictures from our recent "Dream Trip" to Salt Lake City.

 7:00 p.m.  Meetings.

Oct. 13: DVD: Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America. Jane Maiden
Nov. 17: Salt Lake City Trip Review
Dec. 8: Christmas Party


Oct. 13: Jan Hintermeister
Nov. 10:
Vickie Storlie
Dec. 8:
Christmas Party
Jan. 12:
Pat Mulso
Feb. 9:
Kaye Klukow
Mar. 9:
Lois Ahern

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

FCGS Meeting Minutes

September 8, 2014

The September meeting of the FCGS was held on Monday, September 8, 2014. Seventeen members were present.

  1. Program

Jane Maiden started the evening with a presentation about her personal genealogy search for her great aunt, a Franciscan Sister and member of the Sisters of Saint Francis, Dubuque, Iowa. Very interesting story of her search from Briar Cliff College to the Motherhouse in Dubuque to Ohio. Jane will continue her presentation at the October with a DVD called Women and Spirit-Catholic Sisters in America.

  1. Business Meeting called to order by President Janet Hintermeister. Member Lora Low was welcomed to the meeting.

  2. Secretary’s report by Lois Ahern. Motion by Vickie Storlie, second by Millie Roberts, to approve the August 11, 2014 minutes as printed. Motion passed.

  3. Treasurer’s report by Millie Roberts. Checking account beginning balance August 1, 2014 = $2,236.82. Deposits: membership = $20.00; expenses: Freeborn County Historical Museum building fund donation = $750.00. Ending balance August 31, 2014 = $1,506.82. Savings account beginning balance August 1, 2014 = $2,921.97. Deposits: coffee = $13.00, research =$8.00 and interest = $0.37. Ending balance August 31, 2014 = $2,943.34. Thirty-nine paid memberships. Financial report placed on file. No bills presented for payment.

  4. Old Business

    1. Nominating Committee-working on the slate of candidates. Nominees to date: Vickie Storlie for President; Lynn Krueger and Jane Maiden will remain on the Board of Directors; need to fill the positions of Vice-President, Treasurer and two Board members.

    2. Autumn in the Village-final planning for the September 21st event. Seven members have volunteered to work at our display. Display will include maps for people to show where they are from, books, FCGS handouts with meeting times, FCHM library brochure, computers to connect to Ancestry and Family Search.

    3. Reminder that the November meeting date has been moved to November 17 due to the Salt Lake City trip.

    4. Lock-in dates TBD.

    5. Salt Lake City trip participants will have a lock-in on October 3 to prepare and organize.

    6. Discussion about Evernote-few have used it. Consensus was to keep exploring its uses.

  5. New Business

    1. Discussion about DNA testing resources

    2. Vickie Storlie and Lynn Krueger talked about their research trip to the State Archives in St. Paul.

    3. Tom and Judy Knutson talked about their recent trip to Norway.

    4. Two newsletters have been received this month: Germanic Genealogy Journal-Spring 2014 and Genealogical Society of Carlton County (MN)-September 2014.

Coffee and treats provided by Pat and Harold Hanson.
Next meeting: Monday, October 13 @ 7PM. See above for program. Server-Janet Hintermeister.

Respectfully submitted by Lois Ahern, Secretary

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