THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Wednesday Evening E-News 24 May 2017
For more information visit www.gfo.org, contact us at email@example.com, or call our library at 503-963-1932. We love hearing from you!
Also, if you missed your free copy of our monthly Insider for May 2017, you’re in luck because we saved you a copy HERE. NOTE: The Insider issues are now located under the “Learn” –> “Our Publications” menu at our new website (still gfo.org).
Curious about the status of your GFO Membership?? We’d love to have you as a GFO Member!
Have You Saved Your Seat for the June 4th Workshop?
REGISTER for the CENSUS WORKSHOP
Don’t miss GFO’s upcoming Half-Day Workshop in just a couple weekends.
A full morning of learning the full scope of what you can glean from census records!
That’s right, folks. We’re Digging Deeper into Census Records!!
WHERE: GFO Library (map)
WHEN: Sunday, June 4th, 9:30am – noon
WHO’s THAT NOW?? Speaker Kate Eakman
Join speaker Kate Eakman for this amazing chance to learn all about “DIGGING DEEPER INTO ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND, & THE U.S. CENSUS RECORDS”.
Tiny turtle eggs not included. Ahhhhh!!!!
Summer Special Interest Groups – Check In Time
Remember to check in with your SIG leaders during the summer months!
If you have a Special Interest Group (SIG) that you are absolutely in love with this summer, we haven’t gotten confirmation back from all our SIG leaders regarding summer class schedules.
As a result, we advise you please please please email your SIG leaders for any available updates before coming in.
Email your leaders to verify class schedules even if it’s on the GFO Calendar please.
MORE BOOK REVIEWERS NEEDED
We’re got a whole new round of titles and we need your help to review them!
Here’s our most current list of the books we have to be reviewed: 1. TIPS AND QUIPS for the Family Historian by Elizabeth Shown Mills and Ruth Brossette Lennon
2. QUICK SHEET, Citing Ancestry.com Databases and Images, Evidence Style, by Elizabeth Shown Mills
3. QUICK SHEET, Citing Online Historical Resources, Evidence Style, by Elizabeth Shown Mills.
4. Boyle, Joseph Lee. WHITE PENNSYLVANIA RUNAWAYS, 1769-1772. “much addicted to strong drink and swearing”.
5. Ports, Michael A. GEORGIA GENEALOGY RESEARCH. Genealogy at a Glance.
Anyone interested in reviewing one of these books, please either contact Joan or come by the GFO to pick up their book-of-choice from the bookshelf between the two offices and fill out the clipboard form. There is also a book review form on the shelf that can be used. For further information, please contact Joan Galles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re currently reviewing a book, please let Joan know how it’s going and if you have questions!
Call For Volunteers – Are ya feelin’ helpful? Are ya?!
The GFO needs your help and expertise in the following areas:
1. Brochures and Handouts Designer – With the 21st century just marching right along, we’ve decided it’s time to revamp and revitalize our brochures and library handouts! And we know you’re just the person to help head this effort! See below for how to sign up and give the GFO the best present ever.
2. Partnership Steward – Did you know the GFO has partnerships with other like-minded organizations around the area? We need a super organized person to track our partnership agreements with these other organizations. This position includes duties such as tracking renewals and double-checking that partnership agreements are in compliance with mutual advertising and other such arrangements.
3. Benevolent Member – This position involves sending out cards and notes to GFO members who are sick or injured, as well as to families of deceased members. Volunteers who have held this position in the past prove that you can do oh so much to brighten or comfort someone’s day with oh so little sent yet at just the right time.
4. Research Assistants (RA’s) – We need some additional help manning the front desk on Sundays and Wednesdays, but especially on Sundays! Training included. Our RA’s truly keep the library doors open!! Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Cathy Lauer.
Click HERE to submit a volunteer form or to request more information. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Memorial Day Closure Reminder – Monday, May 29th
Just a quick reminder that the GFO Library will be closed this coming Monday, May 29th.
Please come see us again on Tuesday, May 30th, at 9:30am.
This Week at the GFO…
SATURDAY, MAY 27th
Beginning DNA 9am – noon
We will discuss autosomal DNA and how to fill your Family Tree DNA “buckets”. As always, there should be time for questions on any DNA topic. Remember to download and bring all three of the handouts (here, here, and here). AND, bring a friend or two! Class facilitated by Emily Aulicino.
British Interest Group 1 – 3pm
Researching in the British Isles: England, Wales, Scotland, and Scots-Irish—no Irish because a strong GFO interest group for that heritage already exists. We try to have speakers who provide interesting experiences or online databases for research in these countries. One hour of the two hour meeting is devoted to Brick Wall questions.
SUNDAY, MAY 28th
Library Work Party 9am – noon
There’s another work party at the GFO library this Sunday for those of you who can make it! There’s lots to do and we’d love to have your help. Doors open at 9am and work usually wraps up around noon. Come for as long or as short as you can. Any time you can share is so invaluable. Hope to see you there.
MONDAY, MAY 29th
GFO Library Closed for Memorial Day See you again on Tuesday, May 30th, from 9:30am – 5pm.