TSGS Cruiser Blog

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering 11 Sep 2001


This poster...
was found in the basement of the Administration Building at Oak Hill Cemetery while the Superintendent Chris Cooke & I were in this basement storage area looking at something that is a mystery for both of us (look for that mystery tomorrow... we need your help!). The poster was used at some sort of ceremony at the cemetery, apparently. The poster board is warped, but it conveys the important message just the same. Click on the photo for a larger, better image.

- Photo taken & submitted by JGWest
Another reminder of our TSGS meeting Tuesday, 14 September at 7PM at Willard Library, 2nd. floor.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

From the FIRST MATE's


Indiana State Fair 2010...

Becky & I attended the State Fair as we do most years. We are a 4-H family and I judge state fair exhibits each year for the 4-H Genealogy Project.

One of the attractions each year is the sand sculpture in the Ag Building... this year it is a copy of the State Fair Shutter Train that goes all the way around the fair grounds. It is pulled by a tractor. In the sand sculpture, it is farm animals riding around the fair.

- Photos taken & submitted by JGWest

Tuesday, September 7, 2010



Summer Vacation time for TSGS
has come to an end...

... the society is ready to begin an exciting new year!

Our first meeting of the 2010-2011 year will be next Tuesday night - 14 Sep 2010 at 7PM (notice we are meeting at a different time, one half hour earlier... our new time to be able to leave a little earlier for the library employees). We always meet on the second Tuesday of each month except for the vacation months of July & August.

Kenneth Gilkey of the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be our guest speaker. He will tell us about the exciting, interesting tale of the capture of Ft. Sackville in Vincennes during the Revolutionary War.

Another important event will happen just 4 days after this first TSGS meeting on Saturday, 18 Sep 2010 at Willard Library... a free all-day genealogy workshop proudly sponsored by the Tri-State Genealogical Society. The event begins at 8AM and goes through 4PM. It is called "Tree Roots" with the four sessions presented by Terry Prall, a retired teacher; his genealogical adventure began in 1990. He attended the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research at Samford University in 2001 and The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, 2000-present.

John G. West, TSGS President

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG Video


From today's Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter...

"People are connected in surprising ways," says Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA -- arguably one of the most influential genealogist of our time. She describes the many connections in a new video that is part of the NGS Online Video Series, produced by award-winning filmmakers Kate Geis and Allen Moore.

Click here [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY42QvEaV88] to see this video and take a look at the many related videos in the right-hand column.