THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Wednesday Evening E-News


THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Wednesday Evening E-News 16 November 2016

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Are you ready for GFO’s November GenTalk THIS Saturday?
WHERE? At the GFO Library
WHEN? Sat., Nov. 19th, 2pm
HOW? Just come, silly! It’s FREE!!

Always wondered whether your ancestors might have Native American roots? Not sure how to find out??

Come on out on Saturday, November 19th, to hear Kate Eakman’s talk on how to understand information about your Native American ancestors through census records!

Find out more HERE today!!

What’s HOT this week in Genealogy…


Wake of Vanport Series – Nov 20th, 4:30pm, at the Hollywood Theatre
You’re invited to a screening and discussion of 10 stories about this historic event as told by the survivors. Click HERE for more info. See more information about this event, partnered through the Oregon Historical Society, and the paneled discussion HERE.
Mug Shots!?
Have family from the early to mid 1900’s who hailed from Australia? Give a search through the NSW Police Forensic Archives, which is part of the Sydney Living Museums, to see pictures and read stories all about some people who were possibly just very down on their luck. With the site’s search features, its a great way to hunt for possible relatives from the land down under.


Party, Pastries and Pizza! November 29th at the GFO!!


Join us for #givingTuesday!
Tuesday, Nov 29th, 9:30 AM – 5 PM

Come give some, or all for the really ambitious, of your day on Giving Tuesday at the GFO! Why?? Because we need your help, as the GFO is an all volunteer-run organization.
We’re having a full day Work Party on Nov 29th, with coffee, tea and pastries in the morning, followed by pizza and beverages in the afternoon.
No sign-up needed, just please come on by as and when you can! Every little bit helps, and as always, THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!!!

Available Assignments:
* Photocopying
* Labeling
* Moving boxes
* Eating pastries and pizza
* Cutting
* Drinking coffee and chatting with friends
* Data entry


What’s new at the GFO…


Look what’s happening at GFO!
Our collection of 195 CDs (many new) have been repackaged into standard-sized DVD cases and gifted with clearer than ever relabels.

But wait! There’s more!! Each CD is listed in our online catalog. Just go to our online catalog HERE. Select CDs and DVDs and then put an asterisk* in the Keyword box to bring up all of our items under this material type.

Have fun browsing through what we have available—then come in to the library and check them out!


What’s Happening this Week at the GFO?

SATURDAY, November 19th
DNA Basics 9am – noon

This group is being formed to help attendees understand the basics of genetic genealogy. Facilitators Emily Aulicino and Lisa McCullough help attendees of this group (and that could be you!) discover whether their genealogical paper trail is accurate through the science of DNA testing. It is recommended that you download both the HANDOUT and the EVALUATION forms beforehand and bring them with you to the meeting.

GenTalk at the GFO 2pm – 4pm

Featuring Kate Eakman on Native American Research Using Census Records! This is a free event, open to the public. Come on out!!
SUNDAY, November 20th
Library Work Party 9am – noon

As usual, Sunday morning is Work Party morning! Come on out to help us continue our efforts to get all our newest books labeled and ready for circulation! Any time you can give is greatly appreciated. We’re continuing to make really great progress. Please help us keep up the momentum!!

Family Tree Maker Group 1pm – 3pm

Come learn the secrets of this program and become the superuser you always knew you could be! Facilitated by Laurel Smith.
The library will be closed from 1pm on Wed, Nov 23rd, for the Thanksgiving Holiday! We’ll be open again at 9:30am on Fri, Nov 25th.