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.
Apr. 13: Researching on the Minn. State Historical Society Website – Linda Evenson
May 11: Lesser Known Ports of Immigration – Ancestry Video 

June  8 Genealogy Members Lock-in.  More information to follow.

Upcoming SPECIAL program at the Museum:
April 25, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
“Telling Your Family Story with Collage” given by Artist Susan Weinberg.
The program is free to all attendees.

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.

Germanic Genealogy Society
Spring Conference

May 15-16, 2015
Fine Arts Building (Room 110)
Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove
Heights, MN
Fritz Juengling, Ph.D., AG from Salt Lake City
Family History Library. Genealogist, Research
Specialist and Librarian.

Apr. 13:  Roger Lonning
May 11:  Jean Pelikan
Jun.   8:  Judy/Tom Knutson
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

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
February 9, 2015

    •     Meeting called to order by President Vickie Storlie @ 10 AM.  Fourteen members present.

    •    Secretary’s Report: Lois Ahern noted one correction to the January 9th minutes:  the deposit for Christmas party dinners should be $230.00.  Motion by Pat Mulso, second by Pat Goldman, to approve the January 9, 2015 meeting minutes as corrected.  Motion passed.

    •    Treasurer’s Report given by Pat Mulso.  Checking account beginning balance January 1, 2015 = $1,211.82.  No deposits. Expenses: Paid subscription = $209.00.  Ending balance on January 31, 2015 = $1,002.82.  Savings account beginning balance January 1, 2015 = $2,998.83.  Deposits: interest = $0.38.  Ending balance on January 31, 2015 = $2,999.21.  29 paid memberships for 2015.  Motion by Tom Knudtson, second by Roger Lonning, to accept the Treasurer’s report and place on file.  One bill presented for payment: Jaguar Communications for web-hosting fee.  Motion by Pat Goldman, Second by Tom Knudtson, to pay Jaguar Communications a total of $203.40 for the entire year.  Motion passed.

    •    Old Business
    •    One lock-in date has been scheduled for Friday, April 17th in the evening; a daytime lock-in will be held on April 20th or 27th (date to be finalized.
    •    Genealogy Group lock-in is scheduled for June 8th starting with a meal @ 6:00 PM.  Potluck details TBD.

    •    New Business
    •    The following newsletters were received this month: Red River Valley Genealogy Society, Otter Tail County (MN) Genealogy Society and the Decorah Genealogy Association and Winneshiek County Historical Society.
    •    Vickie Storile passed around copies of two online newsletters she received: Genealogy by Barry and Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.
    •    The Genealogy research trip to Salt Lake City has been scheduled for October 19-25, 2015 (Leave on Monday, Oct. 19th and return Sunday, Oct. 25th).

    •    Motion by Pat Mulso, second by Roger Lonning, to adjourn at 10:26 AM.  Motion passed.

Coffee and treats provided by Kaye Klukow.
Program: Scandinavian Research by Linda Evenson.
Next meeting: Monday, March 9, 2015 @ 10:00 AM.  Treats provided by Lois Ahern.
 Program: Video Called “Arrival: Finding Home” by Pat Mulso.

Respectfully submitted by
Lois Ahern, Secretary

Passing this on from one of our members in Colorado

Click on the cartoon above.

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

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