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Friday, September 4, 2009


For most of us, vacation time is over and it is back to work and school. July & August seem to be very busy months for genealogists to get out and do research in courthouses, walk cemeteries, visit libraries where their ancestors lived, etc. Traditionally, since attendance to these summer meetings were so small, TSGS decided not to meet during those two months. Now, it is September and TSGS is back to having regular scheduled monthly meetings. Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30PM the second Tuesday night of each month (except July & August) - in lieu of a regular meeting in December, we have an informal social night at the library with refreshments and good genealogical fellowship (research secrets are shared & more!).

Our fiscal year begins on July first with our first meeting in September. The second Tuesday this year is on the 8th. - this coming Tuesday night at Willard Library in the Special Collections Department on the second floor. Note that this is the next day after Labor Day.

Members have asked for workshops to be presented more often instead of having just speakers at nearly every meeting. Mary Lou Bevers, our Program Chair, has come up with several workshop/discussion groups for this quarter of meetings to see how they will work out. This month's meeting will feature: "Basics & Beyond" - Mary Lou Bevers with Discussion Groups: "German Research" - Karin Kirsch OR "Cemetery & Funeral Homes" - Connie Conrad. The attendees at the meeting will get to choose one of the two discussion groups of most interest to each person. We will try three meetings and hope it is well received.

Also our HELP sessions have changed a little from being a mini-program or discussion group to being an Individual Research Assistance for members that could use some help getting around "brick walls" or that may be new to research. That session is at 6:30 PM in The Bayard Room that is located on the second floor of Willard Library.

We hope to see you there.

Willard Library - Second Floor
08 Sep 2009
6:30 PM Individual Research Assistance (Bring your information)
7:30 PM Regular Monthly Meeting
"Basics & Beyond" - Mary Lou Bevers
Discussion Groups: "German Research" - Karin Kirsch
OR "Cemetery & Funeral Homes" - Connie Conrad

John G. West, TSGS President

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