Freeborn County Genealogy Society
1033 Bridge Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007

This Year's DREAM TRIP will be from November 6th through November 12th, 2016.
These are a few pictures from a recent "Dream Trip" to Salt Lake City.
(This Year's DREAM TRIP will be from November 6th through November 12th, 2016.)


Aug. 8: Roger Lonning
Sep. 12: Jan Hintermeister
Oct. 10: Pat Goldman & Jane Maiden
Nov. 14: Vickie Storlie
Dec. 12: Christmas Meal

Current Officers/Directors
Vickie Storlie – President
Roger Lonning – Vice President
Jean Pelikan – Secretary
Pat Mulso – Treasurer
Board of Directors: Lynn Krueger, Jane Maiden, Pat Goldman and Janet Hintermeister.
I would like to thank all of you that served last year.

Salt Lake City Research Trip
A research trip to the World’s Largest GenealogicalLibrary located in Salt Lake City, Utah is planned for Sunday, November 6th – Saturday, November12, 2016. Whether you are a beginner genealogist or have been researching for 50 years, this is a trip of a lifetime. The cost listed is per person, for members, and includes transportation to the airport,
room, shuttle to hotel and orientation class. Nonmembers add $50.00 to listed amounts. (Meals and air fare are not included). Single $730.00, Double $430.00. We will be staying at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel which is located next door to the library in downtown Salt Lake City. The week will begin with an orientation class on Monday morning and then you are on your own to research at the library or sight see as you prefer. We are requiring a $100.00 non-refundable deposit at the time you register for the trip. (Your spot will not be reserved until your deposit is received). One half of the balance is due by June 30, 2016 and the remaining balance by August 15, 2016. Make checks payable to FCGS (memo SLC Trip)

Mail to: FCGS, 1033 Bridge Avenue, Albert Lea,
MN 56007.
________Single _________Double
________Member _______Non-Member
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FCGS Meeting Minutes
June 11, 2016

President Vicki Storlie called the meeting to order. There were 10 members and Jim Wendall, a visitor present.

Secretary’s Report: A motion was made by Lois Ahern and seconded by Millie Roberts, to approve the May 9, 2016 minutes as written. Motion passed.

Treasurer's Report: The treasurer's report was presented by Pat Mulso. A motion was made by Pat Goldman and seconded by Carl Grandstand to approve the treasurer's report. Motion passed. No Bills were submitted for payment.

Old Business:
  1. The Genealogy research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City will be in November. Rooms have been reserved for those who have registered for the trip.

New Business:

1. An advertisement for a seminar titled, "Celtic Roots Across America"        scheduled to be held August 5-6, 2016, in St. Louis Park, MN was        received. Members were directed to the postcard if interested in             attending the presentation.
    2. Following newsletters were received from the following genealogy             groups: Mower County, MN; Decorah, IA; Crow Wing County, MN;         Minnesota Genealogical Society; Ottertail County; Renville County;         MN; and American-French Genealogical Society.
    3. Autumn in the Village will be held at the Museum on Saturday,                 September 17, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    4. Pat inquired if any members would be interested in adopting an area         of the village to periodically do general housekeeping and tough up         painting from May - September.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Lois Ahern and seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion Passed.

Coffee and treats were provided by Millie Roberts.
The program was a presentation of Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist, "Genealogy Methodology: Documenting Parentage". (available on YouTube)

Next meeting: Monday, August 8, 2016 @ 7PM
Server Roger Lonning Program: Roger Lonning - "Newspapers - more than Obits"

Respectfully submitted by Jean Pelikan, Secretary

Checking Account:
Beginning Balance        April 1,2016                        $377.29
    Deposit - 4/12/2016(membership)                              20.00
    Deposit - 4/13/2016(&1000/savings/$20 m-ship)      1020.00
    Subtotal                                                               $1417.29
     Check #832 FCHM Grant Match donation                 1000.00
    Ending Balance        April 30, 2016                         $  417.29

Savings Account:
Beginning Balance    April 01,2016                           $3,147.84
    Transfer to Checking                                               $1,000.00
    Subtotal                                                                   2,147.84
    Deposit (March coffee money) 4/12/2016                        10.00
    Deposit (April coffee money)   4/13/2016                        11.00
    Interest                April 30,2016                                        .31
    Ending Balance      April 30,2016                              $2,169.15             
31 paid memberships for 2016

Respectfully submitted,
Pat Mulso, Treasurer

E-mail addresses of our members
Updated April 12, 2015

Ahern, Lois
Eichler Lair, Valerie
Evenson, Linda
Goldman, Pat
Grandstrand, Carl
Hanson, Pat and Harold
Hintermeister, Janet
Johnson, Sonja
Johnsrud, Joanne
Klukow, Kaye
Knoll, Michael
Knudtson, Tom and Judy
Krueger, Lynn
Lonning, Roger
Lora Low
Maiden, Jane
Mulso, Pat
Oliphant, Ann
Pelikan, Jean
Plantage, Virginia and Ed
Probst, Jenny
Radke, Carmen
Schewe, Diane
Storlie, Vickie

Respectfully submitted by
Lois Ahern, Secretary
Passing this on from one of our members in Colorado

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