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Saturday, November 7, 2009



4-H Genealogy Project Awards...

The Glenda K. Trapp Memorial Award Certificate was awarded to two 4-H'ers this week by TSGS President John G. West & Board Director Becky West. This award was created over 25 years ago by TSGS to recognize the achievements in the 4-H Genealogy Project for the area county 4-H programs. Becky & I are dressed in Revolutionary War/Colonial period dress, since I also presented an Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Outstanding Citizenship Award in each county. I serve as the Indiana Society SAR 4-H Award Program State Chair.

(I apologize for the quality of the photos... my little camera is just not up to par... click on photos to get a larger image.)
Above is photo of the Posey County 4-H winner: Morgan Zoch presented at the Posey County Fairgrounds (04 Nov 2009).

These two photos were taken at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center (06 Nov 2009). The 2009 Winner is Sean Armstrong.
Congratulations to these two young family tree historians!

John G. West, TSGS President (4-H Coordinator)

Friday, November 6, 2009


Next Regular Monthly Membership Meeting is this Tuesday 10 Nov 2009 at 7:30 PM in Willard Library... upstairs in the Genealogical Department.

10 Nov 2009
6:30 p.m. Individual Research Assistance
Bring your information!
7:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
"Probate Records, Guardianships, Estates, Etc." - Bettie Cook, CG
Discussion Groups: "Boundary Changes" - Mary Lou Bevers
OR "DNA Testing" - John G. West
Have you wondered where to find some of that documentation or "proof" for your family history? Bettie Cook will discuss some records that will prove your lineage and the type of information you can get from the listed records above.
Why are boundary changes of much importance to genealogists? How can you find out if your county had changes in its size?
I will lead a discussion concerning genealogical DNA testing. We will stay away from all of the technical jargon that speakers get caught up in... we will just talk about what testing results can tell you or not tell you.
John G. West, TSGS President

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tombstone Thursday - James Tobias Long, Jr.

James Tobias Long, Jr.
Union Civil War Veteran
My Great Grandfather

Died & buried in Owensboro, KY 12 Mar 1930
Above is a copy of his Military Honorable Discharge!

- Submitted by JGWest
[Tombstone Thursday is dedicated in memory of Donald G. West 1952-2000]

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

From the FIRST MATE's

A few Halloween photos that came in too late for the TSGS Halloween Photo Contest, that I decided to post for today.

My wife Becky works with these two kids' (Brian & Allison) mother at the Little Sisters of the Poor St. John's Home for the Aging (nursing home). Photos taken by Jenny Morphew

These photos are of my grandkids... Evan & Halle. Photos taken by JJ & Christie West.
Red Power Ranger and Dorothy of the "Wizard of Oz"

Sunday, November 1, 2009

"Halloween Photo Contest - Late Entries"

More Halloween Photos...

"Very Cool Lighted Pumpkin" - Photo taken & submitted by Janel Jett (pumpkin carved by Janel!)
"Blog Master's Choice" Chef Don trying to bury his soup bones!
- Submitted by Don Counts

"Chef Don's Living Hotdog Sandwich" - Submitted by Don Counts

"Chef Don with Construction Worker" - Submitted by Don Counts

"The JibJab Counts Family 2009" - Submitted by Don Counts
"Best Clown" - Submitted by "Mysterious Doc"

"Best Adults" - Submitted by "Mysterious Doc"

"Best Bunny" - Submitted by "Mysterious Doc"

" Best Princess" - Submitted on behalf of Cincinnati O. West (Halle's 4th. Great Grandmother)

"Best Witch" - Submitted by Carol Stepp Wallace

"Man Breaking into Boarded-Up House" - Submitted by Igor Balanski

- Submitted by Perry Chute

"Sparky & Kids" - Photo taken & submitted by Linda Young-Niemeier

Thanks to all who participated in this contest... sorry that we could not publish more of the photos submitted. We can post a few more if they are exceptional. - JGWest