WCGS VP Pat Goebel sent me the summary of our December meeting and insight on the next general meeting. Here's her message:
The Williams County Genealogical Society met in December for their annual Christmas Party. There was plenty of good food, laughter and sharing about experiences researching, progress on their current research, sharing WW2 rations items, progress on First Families future member, introducing ideas for organizing and stories of the past. One member shared how she took an 1880’s photo album that she received from a first cousin from Arizona and created a copy for herself. She documented information on each person and relationship to other members. She also added an index. Another member told the story about of a piece of wood that was found in an old secretary that belonged to his grandfather. There was writing on the wood that told how the piece was from the wheel of the covered wagon that brought his grandfather’s family from New Jersey through Ohio and on to Indiana where they settled.
The next meeting will be January 9, 2012 in the Harmon Room of the West Annex to the Williams County Public Library, Bryan, OH. This is the first of two Monday nights at the movies. This month’s feature is The Orphan Train. Between 1854 and 1929 the train transported over 150,000 orphaned, abandoned or neglected children to a better life with pioneer families in the Midwest. Come and learn more of our country’s history. Cinnamon popcorn will be provided or bring your own. Bring your own beverage.
The purpose of WCGS is the preservation of county records and family research. Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library. The public is invited for all the meetings.
For further information concerning WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write to WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.