Thursday, April 8, 2010

March 2010 HCGS -- Cpt Cook & the Slomski Clan

 The March meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society featured two speakers and about 25 people attended.  Ellie Nordyke presented the story of Captain James Cook's voyages in the Pacific, with emphasis on his background in England growing up, and his unfortunate death at the Big Island of Hawaii on his third voyage in 1780.  She created an enjoyable DVD which showed the story and also illustrated many of the images in her new book "Pacific Images - Views from Captain Cook's Third Voyage"  After the video she answered many questions from the members.
The second speaker was Claudette Derricotte (below) who presented a historical and memorial glimpse of her mother.  She searched for and collected old photos needed to illustrate the story of her mother and the Slomski Clan.  It was an interesting and comprehensive life story.   We waited many months for this presentation and it did not disappoint!

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