Thursday, July 16, 2015

HCGS Meeting July 11, 2015 - German-Polish life and migrations

The July 2015 Honolulu County Genealogical Society featured presentation was:

"Your Ancestors in Germany:  Living Conditions and Migrations from 1700 to 1900”
 The speaker was HCGS member, 
  Dr. William Remus, Emeritus Professor of Information Technology Mgt, Univ. of Hawaii

Bill Remus
   This was a fascinating powerpoint presentation applicable to the general area we know of as Germany today.  We followed the trails of the Germans migrating out of Germany into Poland, Russia, and ultimately North America.  We learned about how they lived and why they migrated. The situation for Poles was also discussed. 
   He showed many maps and offered information on the life in a Manorial Estate.  He has offered a paper for everyone to read which is attached.  Also if any members would like a copy of his power point presentation, let Donna or Bill know.
  The confusing boundaries and names of countries that changed through the years, including Germany, Poland, the Ukraine, etc. were explained.

Michael and Ann talking to Bill after the presentation

Trisha Mach Robertson presented "My Father's Legacy" with a powerpoint presentation of the photos her father, William Mach, took as an Army/Army Air Corps/Air Force photographer in the  WWII era.  She donated these photos to the Ft. Walla Walla Museum where they have put them on exhibit.  Her father had been stationed there.                                                        
Trisha Mach Robertson with photo and name plate of her father, William Mach

Mach photos on exhibit at the Ft. Walla Walla Museum

Her parents and their home in Walla Walla in the 1940s

Jim Deutch gave us the sad news that he is moving to Florida very soon and this would be his last meeting.  He brough a big box full of genealogical resources to give to the members as he couldn't ship so much.  Thanks Jim, we'll miss you!!
Jim Deutch  - farewell

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