To All S.C.G.S Members, Past & Present
On September 15th at our General Meeting we kicked off our new schedule of meetings and presentations and elected our new Board of Directors. They are:
President: Alan D. Lowe
Vice President: Virginia Craciun
Secretary: Joan Sundstrom
Treasurer: Carol Hedlund
Past President: Nancy Purchase
Education: Marilyn McMahon
Speakers Bureau: Virginia Catley
Membership: Iris Fisher
Webmaster: Alan Lowe
Programs: Virginia Craciun
Audit: James Blakeslee
Public Relations: Diann Sherwin
Information Czar: Tom Dempsey
Our 2017-2018 Calendar of presentations was one of our best yet. In a continuing effort to bring you even more focused Genealogy, our Board has elected to schedule specialists via active and interactive presentations, using the internet with Skype and GoToMeeting forums. This way we’ll be able to enlist speakers who would normally not be able to travel to the Lewes Public Library and also potentially include our out-of-area members. This will be a test year for this type of presentation and hopefully provide alternatives for future years. More details will be forthcoming as we get closer to those planned dates.
Our first presentation on September 15th was from Jeanne Zimmerman, of the Family History Center, a Delaware Branch of the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. She spoke on resources available at the Family History Center in Dover and at FamilySearch.org. This meeting was extremely interesting and very well attended.
Our future presentations at the Lewes Public Library are:
October 27, 2018 – Using Timelines and Tables to Analyze your Data
November 17, 2018 – Newspaper Research
December 15, 2018 – We are Family! A Holiday Celebration!
January 19, 2019 – Delaware Public Archives, Resources and Tips
February 16, 2019 – Finding Women: Maiden Name Not Known
March 16, 2019 – Breaking Down Brick Walls
April 20, 2019 – DelDot: Session to be announced shortly
May 18, 2019 – Happy 15th Anniversary Celebration
We appreciate all that you’ve contributed to our Society over the past many years and look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings and discussion groups.
Alan D. Lowe, President