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.)


October through December Meetings will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum.

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.

Oct. 12: Vickie Storlie
Janet Hintermeister will present the program on Swedish Researching.  The program will be first with the meeting later as I have to work until 8:00 p.m. 
Sylvia Hertel will provide treats.
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]

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
October 12, 2015

Meeting began at 7:00 PM with our program. Janet Hintermeister talked about doing Swedish research. She uses ArkivDigital, a database of Swedish Church records and other Swedish resources (this is a subscription website). Janet showed examples of how she traced her grandfather’s journey from Sweden to northwest Iowa to Fulda, MN.
Coffee and treats provided by Sylvia Hertel.
1. President Vickie Storlie called the meeting to order @ 8:20 PM. Fourteen members present.
2. Secretary’s report: motion by Pat Mulso, second by Carl Grandstrand, to approve the Sept. 14, 2015 meeting minutes as presented. Motion passed.
3. Treasurer’s report given by Pat Mulso, Treasurer. Checking account balance Sept. 1, 2015 = $552.02. Deposit on September 15, 2015 = $20.00. Ending balance September 30, 2015 = $572.02. Savings account balance September 1, 2015 = $3,077.87. Deposits: coffee money on Sept. 15, 2015 = $11.00 and interest on Sept. 30, 2015 = $0.38. Ending balance Sept. 30, 2015 = $3,089.25. Thirty-six paid memberships for 2015. Motion by Janet Hintermeister, second by Jean Pelikan, to approve the September 2015 financial report. Motion passed. No bills presented for payment.
4. Old Business
4.1 Autumn in the Village was held on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Thanks to those who volunteered at our display table.
4.2 Report of the Nominating Committee-Pat Mulso and Michael Knoll. The following slate of candidates was presented:
President-Vicki Storlie
Vice-President- Roger Lonning
Treasurer- Pat Mulso
Secretary- Jean Pelikan
Board of Directors - Pat Goldman and Janet Hintermeister. (FYI- Carmen Radke and Jean Pelikan will be completing their terms, Lynn Krueger and Jane Maiden have one year remaining on their terms).
4.3 Update on two of our members: Carmen Radke is home and Harold Hanson is at Good Samaritan and both are in recovery mode.
4.4 Eleven individuals will be leaving on October 19th for a week of research at Salt Lake City.
5. New Business
5.1 We received the following newsletters:
American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, RI
Crow Wing County (MN) Genealogical Society
Ottertail County (MN) Genealogical Society
Mower County (MN) Genealogy News
5.2 Sylvia Hertel donated a DVD to the FCGS: Title “Wisconsin History and Genealogy Reference Library DVD #1.” Copyright 2015 by Ancestry Found. Contains 253 books viewable with Adobe Acrobat reader.
5.3 Our Christmas party will be on Monday, December 14th starting @ 6PM. Menu and cost TBD.
6. Motion by Jean Pelikan, second by Pat Mulso, to adjourn at 8:35 PM.
Next month:
Meeting on Monday, November 9, 2015
Program: Sylvia Hertel-Drawing Stories from our Family Trees.
Server: Vickie Storlie
Reminder: January-March 2016 meetings will be @10:00 AM at the Museum.

Respectfully submitted,
Lois Ahern, Treasurer

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

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