This month’s meeting presentation will be a webinar entitled “Discover the 1950 US. Federal Census” featuring Lindsay Fulton, Vice President of Library and Research Services of American Ancestors/NEHGS. She is a professional genealogist and will discuss what information is provided in the newly released census, how to search the indexed and non-indexed databases, and provide tips on how the 1950 census can help set you on the right track to other records. Download a free, helpful 1950 Census Worksheet HERE.
SGS Membership Renewal Due
America’s Lost State
Karen Childs shares an article on A Look Back at Franklin, America’s Lost State which is based on Kevin Barksdale’s A Look Back at Franklin, America’s First Secession. Dr. Barksdale is a history professor at Marshall University and writes of how Franklin played a major role in “shaping the frontier in the Western territories”. Although not recognized by Congress as a true state, Franklin nonetheless existed for a brief 4 years in 1786. Today, the area is known as northeast Tennessee.