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.

Dec. 8: Christmas Party at 6:00 p.m.
Cost is $10.00 per person.  Can be paid that night.  You need to be signed up by November 24 so that we can let the caterers know how many will be there.  The meat will be roast pork loin.  Call or e-mail Pat Mulso at the museum if you would like to be added to the list.

Dec. 8:
Christmas Party at 6:00 p.m.
Jan.12: Meeting at the Museum at 10:00 a.m. (Notice the time change)

Jan. 12:
Pat Mulso
Feb. 9:
Kaye Klukow
Mar. 9:
Lois Ahern

Just a reminder that the Jan-Mar 2015 meetings will be at 10:00 in the morning.

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FCGS Meeting Minutes
November 17, 2014

  1. Meeting called to order @ 7:04 PM by President Janet Hintermeister. Eleven members present.

  2. Secretary’s report: motion by Michael Knoll, second by Pat Mulso, to approve the October 13, 2014 minutes as printed. Motion Passed.

  3. Treasurer’s report: Checking account balance beginning October 1, 2014 = $1,506.82. No deposits. Expenses: 2015 FCHM rent = $300.00. Ending balance October 31, 2014 = $1,206.82. Savings account balance beginning October 1, 2014 = $2,961.20. Deposits: coffee = $11.00 and interest = $0.38. Ending balance October 31, 2014 = $2,972.58. There are 39 paid memberships. Motion by Pat Goldman, second by Pat Mulso, to place financial report on file. Motion passed. No bills presented for payment.

  4. Old Business

    1. Election of 2015 Officers. The following slate of candidates was presented:

President-Vickie Storlie

Vice-President- Ann Oliphant

Secretary-Lois Ahern

Treasurer-Pat Mulso

Board of Directors-Lynn Kruger and Jane Maiden

Motion by Pat Mulso, second by Roger Lonning, to cast a unanimous ballot. Motion passed.

    1. Lock-in dates TBD after January 1, 2015.

    2. Discussion RE: Genealogy group lock-in. Plan to have a meal and work on our personal genealogy activities. Consensus was to plan this during our regular monthly meetings and to do it in April or May.

  1. New Business

    1. Genealogy Society Christmas party will be held on December 8 2014, starting @ 6 PM at the Museum. Meal $10/person, catered by Conger Catering. Sign-up by November 24th. Need 30 minimum. Menu includes roast pork loin, au gratin potatoes, vegetable, roll, ice cream.

    2. Reminder that our meetings in January, February and March will be at 10 AM.

    3. Sign-up sheet for servers was passed around for April 2015 through March 2016.

    4. The following newsletters have been received this month: Decorah Diggers-Winneshiek County (IA), Ottertail County Genealogical Society (MN), Martin County Genealogical Society (Fairmont, MN), Mower County Genealogical Society (Austin, MN), Winona Area Genealogy Roundtable (Winona, MN) and MN Genealogical Society Vol. 45, No. 2, 2014.

    5. Registration information available from Janet or Lois RE: Federation of Genealogy Society Annual meeting February 11-14, 2015 in Salt Lake City.

    6. Upcoming event @FCHM: Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10-11 AM, a free seminar called “Telling Your Family Story with Collage” presented by Susan Weinberg.

    7. Two books available from the American-French Genealogy Society in Rhode Island. See Janet Hintermeister for ordering information.

  2. Motion by Michael Knoll, second by Pat Mulso, to adjourn @7:22 PM. Motion passed.

Coffee and treats provided by Vickie Storlie.

Program: sharing by participants on the Salt Lake City trip-Janet Hintermeister, Jean Pelikan, Pat Mulso, Vickie Storlie and Lois Ahern.

Next meeting: Christmas Party on Monday, December 8, 2014 @ 6 PM.

Respectfully submitted by Lois Ahern, Secretary

Passing this on from one of our members in Colorado

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

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