Kathy Defoster presented a Celebration of the Life of Dottie Leilani Behling Hemaloto, who died 20 Oct 2007. Dorothy was a much loved super star of Polynesian genealogy who had been a member of HCGS and living in Hawaii for eight years, before returning to Salt Lake City in 2004 to resume her mission in the Medieval Unit at the Salt Lake City Genealogical Library. A photo of Dottie and the friends in attendance who knew her many years ago is pictured here.
Alan Toft gave a mini-biography on his illusive 2nd Cousin, Thomas Toft. Alan described how he came to discover Thomas, a native of England. Thomas immigrated to Canada and lived near Calgary before he died in 1961. Unbeknown to Alan, who also immigrated to Canada from England, they both lived near Calgary for many years. Alan is just discovering the amazing story of this cousin and his wife whose paths he crossed, but never met. See the story below.
At the end of the meeting, pizza was delivered for all those who chose to eat lunch of it, and chat more with fellow genealogists. The 2008 calendar is shaping up, so be sure to attend as many meetings as possible. Next month Alan Toft will be the main speaker, this time about English Research and the story of the Plough Boy Pub. Martha Reamy will present a mini-biography of her grandmother. Refreshments will be provided by Harriet and Louise.
Thomas Burgess Toft was born 3 Jun 1906 at 13 Taylor Street, Walton Inferior (now Lower Walton),