Random Acts of Living

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Golden Wheat AHSGR April 19, 2009 Genealogy Meeting

April 19 was the Genealogy meeting of the Golden Wheat Chapter AHSGR. For a more concise write up about the meeting I submit page one of our chapter newsletter...
Registration is the first thing we do upon arrival ...

A table was set for member's personal sources of information. The items on the right side of the table are copies of my 1877 letter and information that I have gained from having submitted it to my research email lists and posting it on my blog. Neither are traditional ways of doing research.

These items, next picture also, are the items that our Guest Speaker, Peggy Goertzen brought to share with us.

First we shared in our covered dish meal, always more than enough food. A small sample of each dish is more than enough to eat.

Below is the beautiful painting that has been donated to give for donations as a fund raiser for the chapter.

After our meal there's time to visit and look at the items on the tables.

Harold Popp lead us in singing German songs with Ella on the piano.

Then on to our program: "Likely and Unlikely Sources for German Russian Family Research."

...a very nice funeral card from the early 1900's. There was information found written on backs of pictures. Letters from casual correspondence yield an abundance of information.

Plus pictures on the overhead projector showing the many different documents that give us clues into the lives of our ancestors.

Another wonderful afternoon with friends, food and information for research.


Bob Johnson said...

That is too cool!!! Looks like you had a great time and learned some stuff as well, very interesting.

Moonshadow said...

Thanks for stopping by, Bob! We always have something interesting going on at our meetings. I just wish we could draw in some younger members. There's a lot of history that isn't taught in most of our schools that really needs to be learned by the younger generations. You look outward for history, we look inward. :)