President’s Message, November 2018

How do you like early winter?! Hopefully, you got all sorts of genealogical stuff done this summer which is now waiting on your desk to keep you busy all winter. As a follow-up, my 3rd grader, grand-niece read two of my grandfather’s WWI letters. She was able to read at least 90% of what she […]

President’s Message, September 2018

Greetings Genealogy Junkies! Hope your summer research and travels are fruitful. I was pleased the other day when my grand niece told me that when she goes back to school for third grade that she would be learning cursive. I told her I was so happy. I told her that we could read my grandfather’s […]

President’s Message, June 2018

Greetings, Hope you are all having fun with your summer research and making lots of discoveries. Try and go to genealogy meetings when you can. Not only can you learn from others…they can learn from you. We all have a lot of knowledge that we’ve picked up along the way. We should try and pass […]

President’s Message, May 2018

Greetings, Hope you are all hard at work doing research. Perhaps those of you who live away from here will be able to come to one of our meetings on your travels. We have some very informative and enjoyable meetings. We will be deciding what museum to visit in July as we don’t have a […]

President’s Message, April 23, 2018

Hopefully you will have a productive year of searches and travels. Remember that everything is not on the Internet. Most of us who have been doing this for 30, 40 or going on 50 years plus started before computers or the Internet. We had no choice but to write letters with SASEs (self-addressed stamped envelopes), travel […]

President’s Message, March 2018

Well, I guess if you live in some parts of the northeast you’ve had time to sit out the nor’easters and work on genealogy if you had electric power and didn’t have to shovel.  American Ancestors, as I’ve referenced in odds and ends, has a section on genealogy for the next generation. It talks about […]

President’s Message, February 2018

Greetings, Hopefully, you have been able to spend quality time working on projects. It is a better bug to have the van the flu that is going around. These are some of the symptoms of the genealogy bug… planning your vacation around visits to libraries, archives, historical societies, town offices, cemeteries, courthouses, and the registry of […]

President’s Message, January 2018

Greetings, Hopefully you’re having a good start to the New Year. For those who are from this neck of the woods…I hope you have thawed out! I recently read an article relating how a man had always hired people to work on different aspects of his genealogy. He usually felt disappointed because there was no […]

President’s Message, December 2017

I hope that you find the newsletter informative. We’d appreciate any ideas for possible improvement. We’ve had many interesting presentations this year and hope to have more in the coming year. We’ve made good progress in the Archives and it’s an ongoing process. Hopefully you have a productive winter of correlating all the information you […]

President’s Message, October 2017

Greetings, Hopefully you had a fruitful summer. Now you get to spend the winter putting all your research together and making a list so you can do it all again next year. Definitely it is a never ending hobby and/or obsession. There could be worse addictions. My grandfather in WWI embarked from Hoboken to Europe. […]