Monday, April 13, 2009

April 11, 2009 Meeting

The April meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society was a workshop, of sorts, entitled "Helping Each Other" -- with everyone bringing various research books and CDs that others could peruse. President Bobby Stevens led the introductory discussion. Each person told about the items they brought, which amounted to a lot of materials. Laptops were everywhere.

Donna Wendt discussed upcoming programs and passed around a survey asking about members use of Subscription databases and free databases online, and which genealogy soft ware they used. There will be a special fiend trip on June 20th, to the Oahu Cemetery on Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu. Hawaii Historian/Graveyard Detective Nanette Napoleon will conduct a tour for us in this historic cemetery. Cost will be $10 each and any interested individual is invited to join us.

Ann Sloat presented a the mini-biography of her grandmother, Sarah Margaret Russell Sweeley with a power point presentation. Born: 18 April 1888 Lodi, Clay Co., South Dakota --- Died: 19 Feb 1975, Los Angeles, California Teacher, supreme story teller, determined survivor, chin up optimist. Especially poignant were the memories Ann mentioned, that she had for her. (see Ann's photo)

Thanks to Joann Henely for the delicious homemade pre-Easter refreshments.

The next meeting will be on Saturday, May 9th and noted genealogical researcher, Richard Souther will discuss "Timelines: A chronology of Life Events." Jim Deutch will give the mini-biography challenge.

The June 13th meeting will be a presentation on "Using Cemeteries for Research." Fran McFarlan is scheduled to give the mini-biography.

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