Member Karen Childs shares a recent announcement of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) intent to merge and operate as NGS. “Leaders of both organizations believe this merger will serve the genealogy community by improving support of both individual members and societies in the pursuit of genealogical excellence.” Read the full announcement HERE.
Ancestry DNA kit sale $59. Hurry, sale ends Monday. Details HERE.
SGS September 18th meeting to be held at Pioneer Museum, 7 p.m.
In addition to learning about the Museum’s Research Library, the John Quay Heritage Players and volunteer staff will re-enact scenes from the life of early settlers. This is sure to be a fun and interesting event!
The museum also invites everyone to their August 30th StoryTime presentation at 7 pm. Jesse Beers from the Confederated Tribes will discuss local native American history, customs, and storytelling.
Thank you to all who attended the SGS Summer Picnic! We enjoyed hearing travel stories and viewing the photo display of Mike and Pat Allen’s trip to Italy, awarded prizes to winners of the trivia and “count the wine corks” contests, sampled the Italian soda bar and indulged ourselves in the many great potluck dishes!