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. […]

President’s Message, September 2017

It’s said a person dies twice… once when they stop breathing and second when there is no one left to remember/say their name. I’d say our genealogy researches are an attempt to avoid the latter and perhaps to pay homage to some. For those who are new to genealogy, a word from the ones who […]

President’s Message, August 2017

Greetings: I had a visit this past weekend from some cousins from Massachusetts. We have been to cemeteries, the library, to see other cousins and you name it. This cousin is “the one” for his side of the family. We did a lot of reminiscing with my mother. His 17 year old seemed to be […]

President’s Message, June 2017

I just asked my mother a question about the dog they had when she was a kid. That lead her to telling me some things her father did before he died. The evening before he died he brought my grandmother and my great grandmother to see me. Apparently he did other things not long before […]

President’s Message, May 2017

Hopefully your outdoor/travel research is now in full swing. When you’re out and about keep your eyes open for Victorian cradle graves. Those graves had a headstone, footstone, and 2 sidebars which created a trough. The family was to plant ornamentals there. This quote comes from a comic strip where they quoted Michael Crichton, the […]

President’s Message, April 2017

Greetings: Finally it’s getting closer to outdoor research time.The ground is thawing out and drying out. Don’t forget about your genealogy widow/widower.Hopefully they are someone who, even though they may not be into your obsession can still find enjoyment being with you on your searches. Perhaps they enjoy being useful to you and are happy […]

President’s Message, March 2017

I hope everyone is well and you’ve had a fruitful winter of research. This time of year brings thoughts of outdoor research and travels. We’ve been lucky so far that the weather hasn’t played havoc with our monthly meetings. Hope I didn’t just jinx us. Sometimes when I’m talking to people I ask if they […]