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
March 9, 2014

    •    Meeting called to order by President Vickie Storlie @ 10 AM.  Fourteen members present.
    •    Secretary’s report: Motion by Pat Mulso, second by Kaye Kalikow, to approve the February 9, 2015 meeting minutes.  Motion approved.
    •    Treasurer’s report given by Pat Mulso.  Checking account balance as of February 1, 2015 = $1,002.82.  Expenditures = $200.80 for Jaguar Communications.  Deposits: Membership deposit and donation = $330.00, other membership deposits = $360.00.  Ending balance on February 28, 2015 = $1,492.02.  Savings account balance as of February 1, 2015 = $2,999.21.  Coffee (January) deposit = $12.00 and coffee (February) deposit = $14.00.  Ending balance as of February 28, 2015 = $3,025.21.  Motion by Judy Knudtson, second by Tom Knudtson, to approve Treasurer’s report.  No bill presented for payment.
    •    Old Business
    •    Lock=in dates have been confirmed: Friday, April 17th from 5:30 PM-11:00 P. and Monday, April 20th from 8:30 AM -2:00 PM.  Cost per FCHM member is $30 and $40 for non-members.
    •    Genealogy group lock-in on June 8th starting with a potluck meal @6 PM.  Sign-up sheet available at April meeting.  Each person is asked for a $5.00 donation for use of the Museum that evening.
    •    Dates for the Salt Lake City Genealogical research trip are confirmed for Monday, October 19th and returning on Sunday, October 25th.
    •    Announcement: Free presentation at the FCHM meeting room on Saturday, April 25th from 10-11:00 AM.  Called “Telling Your Family Story with Collage” presented by MN artist Susan Weinberg.
    •    New Business
    •    A number of newsletters have been received this past month.  Contact Vickie for details.
    •    Helpful websites for those doing German research: for German occupations translated to English; for Archaic Medical Terms.
    •    Announcement: Soup & Dessert fundraiser on Monday, March 30 from 4:30-7:00 PM @ the FCHM.  Cost $7.50.  Proceeds will be used to purchase a new PA system for the meeting rooms.
    •    Vickie passed around information regarding a Genealogy Swap meet held in North Carolina.
    •    Carl Grandstrand announce his daughter works @ Cargill and has the ability to access matching funds for donations made to non-profits.  Matching funds are up to $1600.  Discussion about donating $1000 from the Genealogy Society savings account to the FCHM building fund and requesting the matching funds.  Pat will work with Carl and his daughter to get all the details before making a final decision about making the donation.
    •     Motion by Pat Mulso, second by Sylvia Hertel, to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 AM.  Motion passed.

Coffee and treats provided by Lois Ahern
Next Month: server is Roger Lonning
Meeting on Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 7:00 PM;
Program: Researching on the MN State Historical Society Website by Linda Evenson

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.

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

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