27 December 2013

WCGS December 2013 and January 2014 Plans

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Pat Goebel, Co-VP of the Williams County Genealogical Society, has a report on our December meeting and info on what's coming up in January 2014.  Here's what she has to share:

The December meeting of the Williams County Genealogical Society met with a celebration of the season with food and sharing of ideas. One lady shared how Ft. Wayne Library, National Archives, and Family Search websites have added more articles to their online collections.   You can hire someone who lives in those areas to do the research for you when you can’t make it to their facilities. Another member handed out flyers on searching old newspapers online and told how she has found several articles on her ancestors. A gentleman shared how he found maps on the internet of Indian trails in Pennsylvania which many ancestors followed across the country. Another lady shared the family tree her daughter created for her about her own family.

January 13, 2014 will be the next meeting which will be held 6:30pm in the Harmon Room of the West Annex to the Bryan Public Library. Come hear what the four ladies tell about their researching trip to Washington DC during the shutdown. Pictures and video will be included.

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.