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
July 13, 2015
1. Meeting called to order by President Vickie Storlie @ 7:02 PM. Seventeen members present. Two guests also present: Dave Farmer and Karen Yost.

2. Secretary’s report: Motion by Janet Hintermeister, second by Judy Knudtson, to approve the May 11, 2015 meeting minutes as presented. Motion passed.

3. Treasurer’s report for May and June 2015 given by Vickie Storlie. Checking account balance May 1, 2015 = $492.02. Deposit on May 11, 2015 = $20.00. Ending balance June 30, 2015 = $512.02. Savings account balance May 1, 2015 = $3,026.32. Deposits: coffee money = $23.00, interest deposit May 30, 2015 = $0.39, interest deposit on June 30, 2015 = $0.38. Ending balance June 30, 2015 = $3,050.09. Thirty-three paid memberships for 2015. Motion by Jean Pelikan, second by Tom Knudtson, to approve the May and June financial reports. Motion passed. No bills presented for payment.

4. Old Business
4.1 Genealogy Group Lock-In held on June 8th. Several members worked that evening on their projects.
4.2 Trip to Salt Lake City is scheduled for October 19-25 (Monday –Sunday). Deadline to make reservations for the trip is June 30th.
4.3 Library Lock-In scheduled for July 20th from 8:30 AM to 2 PM. Fee is $30 for members/$40 nonmembers.

5. New Business-We received the following newsletters and conference announcements:
5.1 MN Genealogist, MN Genealogical Society
5.2 American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, RI
5.3 Crow Wing County Genealogy Society
5.4 Mower County Genealogy News
5.5 Otter Tail County Genealogic Society Newsletter
5.6 Olmsted County Genealogical Society
5.7 Tre Lag Stevne, August 5-8, 2015 at Eau Claire, WI
6. Autumn in the Village on Sunday, September 20th. Will plan to have a display table again for the event.
7. Motion to adjourn @7:12 PM by Lynn Kruger, second by Kaye Klukow. Motion passed.

Presented by Vickie Storlie “Proving Parentage” an Ancestry video (found on YouTube, published 24 June 2015).
Coffee and treats provided by Janet Hintermeister.

Next month-Meeting on August 10
, 2015. Program: The Google Genealogist, 3 short videos on Google searching. Coffee and treats by Carmen and Ali Radke
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.

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

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