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

This Year's DREAM TRIP will be from November 6th through November 12th, 2016.
These are a few pictures from a recent "Dream Trip" to Salt Lake City.
(This Year's DREAM TRIP will be from November 6th through November 12th, 2016.)


Next meeting, Monday, May 9: Roger Lonning -Orphan Train -
                                                   Albert Lea, MN

June 13, Picnic - Member Sharing

May 9: Carl Grandstrand
Jun 13: Picnic
Jul. 11: Millie Roberts
Aug. 8: Roger Lonning
Sep. 12: Jan Hintermeister
Oct. 10: Pat Goldman & Jane Maiden
Nov. 14: Vickie Storlie
Dec. 12: Christmas Meal

7-Lag Stevne
July 13-16, 2016
Austin Conference Center
Austin, MN

Current Officers/Directors
Vickie Storlie – President
Roger Lonning – Vice President
Jean Pelikan – Secretary
Pat Mulso – Treasurer
Board of Directors: Lynn Krueger, Jane Maiden, Pat Goldman and Janet Hintermeister.
I would like to thank all of you that served last year.

Salt Lake City Research Trip
A research trip to the World’s Largest GenealogicalLibrary located in Salt Lake City, Utah is planned for Sunday, November 6th – Saturday, November12, 2016. Whether you are a beginner genealogist or have been researching for 50 years, this is a trip of a lifetime. The cost listed is per person, for members, and includes transportation to the airport,
room, shuttle to hotel and orientation class. Nonmembers add $50.00 to listed amounts. (Meals and air fare are not included). Single $730.00, Double $430.00. We will be staying at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel which is located next door to the library in downtown Salt Lake City. The week will begin with an orientation class on Monday morning and then you are on your own to research at the library or sight see as you prefer. We are requiring a $100.00 non-refundable deposit at the time you register for the trip. (Your spot will not be reserved until your deposit is received). One half of the balance is due by June 30, 2016 and the remaining balance by August 15, 2016. Make checks payable to FCGS (memo SLC Trip)

Mail to: FCGS, 1033 Bridge Avenue, Albert Lea,
MN 56007.
________Single _________Double
________Member _______Non-Member
________Deposit Check# __________

FCGS Meeting Minutes
April 11, 2016

Meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by President Vickie Storlie. 13 members were present.
Secretary’s Report: Motion by Pat Goldman, second by Janet Hintermeister to approve the minutes of the March 14, 2016. Motion passed

Treasurer’s Report was presented by Pat Mulso.

Checking Account balance as of 3/1/2016


Checking Account balance as of 3/31/2016



Savings Account balance as of 3/1/2016


Interest as of 3/31/2016


Savings account balance as of 3/31/2016


Paid memberships for 2016 : 30 as of 3/31/16

Motion by Millie Roberts, second by Roger Lonning to approve Treasurer’s report for April 11, 2016. Motion passed.

  1. Old Business:

    1. Salt Lake City trip will be from November 6-12, 2016. Cost of rooms is quoted at $430 (double room occupancy) and $730 (single room occupancy) plus air fare.

    2. Thank you was extended to Pat Mulso and Lois Ahern for taking care of the FSGC table at the Taste of Heritage event held at the Northbridge Mall the first weekend in April 2016.

    3. President made a request for membership dues that are now due.

    4. Revisions to the FCGS procedure book to reflect that The Tracer will be published 3 times per year and it is no longer the duty of the Vice President to send a report of the meeting to the local newspaper.

    5. President expressed a thank you to Lois Ahern for continuing to take minutes for the January through March meetings when our meetings were held during the daytime.

  1. New Business:

    1. Four newsletters were received and available to view in the library: Heir Mail (Crow Wing County), Ringerike (Norwegian), Carlton County Newsletter, and Decorah Diggers.

    2. There is a Spring Conference of the Minnesota Genealogy Society on April 16, 2016 in Andover. Those interested were referred to a brochure for the presentations.

    3. On May 13, 2016, the museum is sponsoring a writing workshop. The cost is $30 per person.

    4. Pat Mulso explained that the museum has received a $71,000 grant for archive shelving, but must raise $3000 to fund the grant. Following a discussion, Roger Lonning made a motion that the sum of $1,000 from the genealogy savings account be given to the museum toward the shelving grant. Janet Hintermeister seconded the motion. Motion passed.

    5. There was discussion that we have a catered indoor picnic at our June 13th meeting – with everyone sharing their recent genealogy endeavors as the program.

May 9th Meeting: host – Carl Grandstrand

Program: Roger Lonning “Orphan train – Albert Lea, MN”

The motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Lois Ahern, seconded by Pat Mulso. Motion passed.

Coffee and treats provided by Janet Hintermeister

Program: Blane Maher from Albert Lea Monument Company

Respectfully submitted,

Jean Pelikan

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

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