Freeborn County Genealogy Society
1033 Bridge Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007


A GENEALOGIST'S DREAM TRIP
These are a few pictures from our recent "Dream Trip" to Salt Lake City.
 


FCGS PROGRAMS
 7:00 p.m.  Meetings.

Aug 11: The Obituary Daily Times Index & the U.S. Obituary Collection. Ancestry Video
Sept. 8: My Personal Research Story & Introduction to the DVD, Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America. Jane Maiden
Oct. 13: DVD: Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America. Jane Maiden

FCGS PROGRAM SERVERS FOR 2014

Aug. 11: Ed & Virginia Plantage
Sep. 8:
Pat & Harold Hanson

Oct. 13: Jan Hintermeister
Nov. 10:
Vickie Storlie
Dec. 8:
Christmas Party
SERVERS 2015
Jan. 12:
Pat Mulso
Feb. 9:
Kaye Klukow
Mar. 9:
Lois Ahern


FCGS Meeting Minutes
July 14, 2014

1. Meeting called to order by President Janet Hintermeister @ 7:05 PM. Nineteen members present.
2. Secretary’s report by Lois Ahern. Minutes from May 12th and June 9th meetings were read. Motion by Jean Pelikan, second by Carl Grandstrand, to approve the May 12, 2014 minutes as read. Motion approved. Motion by Millie Roberts, second by Pat Hanson, to approve the June 9, 2014 minutes as read. Motion approved.
3. Treasurer’s report by Millie Roberts. May report as follows: Checking account beginning balance May 1, 2014 = $1,937.62. Deposits: Fund raiser steak dinner =$998.00, membership =$40.00, June picnic =$51.00. Expenses: American Legion for steak dinner =$711.00. Ending balance May 31, 2014 =$2,315.62. Savings account beginning balance May 1, 2014 =$2,887.87. Deposits: coffee =$13.50, interest =$0.37. Ending balance May 31, 2014 =$2,901.74. Thirty seven paid members end of May. June report as follows: Checking account beginning balance June 1, 2014 =$2,315.62. Deposits: membership =$20.00, picnic =$167.50. Expenses: Conger Catering for picnic =$201.30. Ending balance June 30, 2014 =$2,301.82. Savings account beginning balance June 1 2014 =$2,901.74. Deposits: interest =$0.36. Ending balance June 30, 2014 =$2,902.10. Thirty eight paid members end of June. Financial reports placed on file. Pat Mulso requested reimbursement of $65 for purchase of 2013-14 Albert Lea High School yearbook. No action required-expenditure previously approved. Jaguar Communications implemented new billing system May 1, 2014 that includes e-billing and online payment options. Vickie Storlie will review the options. No action required.
4. Old Business
4.1 Lock-In dates TBD soon. There are 10-12 people currently on the waiting list.
4.2 Discussion RE: setting up and staffing a display for Autumn in the Village. Motion by pat Goldman, second by Michael Knoll, to have a table display for Autumn in the Village on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 12 noon to 4 PM. Motion passed.
4.3 Discussion RE: moving date of November meeting due to the Salt Lake City trip. Motion by Pat Mulso, second by Ann Oliphant, to move the November meeting to Monday, November 17th @7 PM. Motion passed. Eleven people are going on the research trip.
4.4 The Tracer has been posted on Evernote. The FCGS Tracer search link is: www.evernote.com/pub/4sorenca/fcgstracersearch Vickie Storlie will also email to members additional instructions about Evernote.
5. New Business
5.1 AARP offers a $90 discount for Ancestry.com membership/renewal.
5.2 Eight newsletters have been received: Freeborn County Historical Museum, MCGS Tree Climber (Martin County Genealogy Society), PasTimes (St Cloud Area Genealogists, Inc.), Heir Mail (Crow Wing County Genealogical Society), Red River Valley Genealogical Society, Olmsted Co. Genealogical Society (Rochester, MN), Mower County Genealogical News (Austin, MN), Geneline (Renville, MN).
5.3 Upcoming events
5.3.1 Tre Lag Stevne, August 6-9, 2014 in St. Cloud.
5.3.2 Swiss steak fundraiser for FC Historical Museum on July 24, 2014 @ American Legion. Tickets are $9.00.
6. Motion by Pat Mulso, second by Vickie Storlie, to adjourn @7:40 PM. Motion passed.

Coffee and treats provided by Roger Lonning
Program: What’s in a Will? (Ancestry.com webinar from April 2014)
Next meeting: Monday, August 11, 2014 @7PM
Servers: Ed and Virginia Plantage
Program: The Obituary Daily Times Index and the US Obituary Collection. Ancestry video.


Respectfully submitted by
Lois Ahern, Secretary

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


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