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.


Jan. 12:  Ancestry video:  Ancestry DNA: Cousin   Matches and DNA Circles.
Feb.   9:   Scandinavian Research On-Line: Linda Evenson
Mar    9:   Video:  ARRIVAL: FINDING HOME.  Pat Mulso. 
June   8:  Genealogy Members Lock-in.  More information to follow.

Feb.   9: 
Kaye Klukow
Mar.   9:  Lois Ahern
Apr. 13:  Roger Lonning
May 11:  Jean Pelikan
Jun.   8:  Judy/Tom Knutson

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

FCGS Meeting Minutes
January 12, 2015
1. Meeting called to order @1005 by President Vickie Storlie. Thirteen members and one guest present.
2. Secretary’s Report: motion by Roger Lonning, second by Pat Goldman, to approve the November 17, 2014 minutes as printed. Motion passed.
3. Treasurer’s Report by Millie Roberts, Treasurer: Checking account balance November 1, 2014 = $1,206.82. Deposits: 23 paid dinners for Christmas party = $203.00. Expenses: Conger Catering = $205.00 and Gifts = $20.00. Ending balance December 31, 2014 = $1,211.82. Savings Account balance beginning November 1, 2014 = $2,972.58. Deposits: research = $15.50, Coffee = $10.00 and interest = $0.75. Ending balance December 31, 2014 = $2,998.83. Motion by Janet Hintermeister, second by Carl Grandstrand, to place financial report on file. Motion passed. One bill for subscription renewal presented for payment. Motion by Kaye Klukow, second by Janet Hintermeister, to pay the subscription renewal fee of $209.00. Motion passed.
4. Old Business
4.1 Lock-In dates TBD.
4.2 Genealogy Group Lock-In scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2015. Start with a potluck meal-time TBD-and then members can spend the evening working on personal research in a group setting.
5. New Business
5.1 Servers for the next three months are: February-Kaye Klukow, March-Lois Ahern and April-Roger Lonning.
5.2 The following newsletters have been received this month: Germanic Society, MN Genealogical Society, Olmsted County Genealogical Society, Crow Wing County Genealogical Society, Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library and Village, Renville County Genealogical Society, Rice Gleanings (Rice County Genealogical Society) and Genealogical Society of Carlton County MN.
5.3 Pat Mulso reported on recent FCHM activities. First, Pat has applied for a $10,000 Legacy grant to purchase a microfilm reader/scanner/printer. Second, The Freeborn County You Tell Us Photo Project, funded by a Legacy grant, begins January 24, 2015. The project invites individuals to bring personal photos to the Museum to be scanned and identified and added to the Library collection. Need newer photos-after 1950-of family groups, organizations, businesses, etc., located in Freeborn County. Additional scanning sessions will be held in February and March 2015
5.4 Taste of Heritage will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 1-3 PM @ the Northbridge Mall. Roger Lonning is working on a Scandinavian exhibit and is looking for memorabilia from Sweden, Norway and Finland.
6. Motion by Millie Roberts, second by Janet Hintermeister, to adjourn @ 1036. Motion passed.
Coffee and treats provided by Pat Mulso.
Program: Ancestry DNA: Cousin Matches and DNA Circles (YouTube presentation 11-30-2014).
Next meeting: February 9, 2015 @ 10AM.
Respectfully submitted by
Lois Ahern, Secretary

Passing this on from one of our members in Colorado

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