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:
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
October 13, 2014

1. Meeting called to order @ 7:10 PM by President Janet Hintermeister. Thirteen members present.

2. Secretary’s Report: motion by Pat Mulso, second by Pat Goldman, to approve the September 8, 2014 meeting minutes as printed. Motion passed.

3. Treasurer’s Report by Millie Roberts: Checking account beginning balance September 1, 2014 = $1,506.82. No deposits. No expenses. Ending balance September 30, 2014 = $1,506.82. Savings account beginning balance September 1, 2014 = $2,943.34. Deposits: coffee = $17.50 and interest = $0.36. Ending balance September 30, 2014 = $2,961.20. Financial report placed on file. There are 39 paid memberships. Motion by Pat Goldman, second by Vickie Storlie, to pay rent to the Freeborn County Historical Museum for use of the building for meetings in the amount of $300 for the calendar year 2015. Motion passed.

4. Old Business
4.1 Report of Nominating Committee. Presented the following slate of candidates: President-Vickie Storlie, Vice-President-Ann Oliphant, Treasurer-Pat Mulso, Directors- Lynn Krueger and Jane Maiden.

4.2 Autumn in the Village review-good response to our display, lots of people stopped and asked questions

4.3 Reminder-November meeting changed to Monday, November 17 due to the Salt Lake City trip.

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

5. New business
5.1 Discussed the idea of having a Genealogy Group lock-in to work on our projects. One idea was to have a workshop meeting in place of a regular evening meeting. Planning will continue on this idea.

5.2 Notice received from the Irish Family History Foundation that subscriptions are available to their website ($289/year).

5.3 Notice from MN Historical Society that October is American Archives Month.

5.4 Two newsletters have been received this month: Crow Wing County (MN) Genealogical Society and the Freeborn County Historical Museum. We have also received an announcement of the Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conference February 11-14, 2015 in Salt Lake City. Contact Lois for the brochure.

5.5 Roger Lonning has donated recent Family Tree and Vesterheim magazines to the library.
Coffee and treats provided by Janet Hintermeister and Jean Pelikan.

Respectfully submitted by
Lois Ahern, Secretary

Passing this on from one of our members in Colorado

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

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