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.)


FCGS Meeting September 12, 2016
Program given by Todd Dombke, Bayview Funeral Home.
Server is Jan Hintermeister.

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
________Deposit Check# __________

FCGS Meeting Minutes
August 8, 2016

President Vicki Storlie called the meeting to order. There were 13 members present.

Secretary’s Report: A motion was made by Pat Goldman to accept the July 11, 2016 meeting minutes as written. Lynn Krueger seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Treasurer's Report: The treasurer's report was presented by Pat Mulso. A motion was made by Roger Lonning and seconded by Janet Hintermeister to approve the treasurer's report. Motion passed.

Bills to be paid - Pat Mulso explained that she has deposited into the organization's checking account payments from members participating in the Genealogy trip to Salt Lake City in November. Although the money is "in-and-out", Pat requested authorization to make trip expense payments from the account. Lois Ahern made a motion that Pat Mulso may pay expenses from the account. Kaye Klukow seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Old Business:
  1. Vickie Storlie passed around a sign-up sheet for the FCGS booth/exhibit at Autumn in the Village to be held on September 17 from 10-4. The time was broken down into 3 segments with two people per segment.

New Business:

1.The need for a nominating committee was discussed. The offices up for election are President, Treasurer,
    and two Board Members.
1. Newsletters were received from Germanic Genealogy Journal and Minnesota Genealogical Society.
    2. MGS is hosting the Northstar Conference in Edina 9/29/16 - 10/1/16. A description of the worksheet sessions was     passed around.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Carl Grandstand and seconded by Millie Roberts. Motion Passed.

Coffee and treats were provided by Roger Lonning. Roger presented the program, "Newspapers - not just obits" emphasizing that other facts and relationships that can be gleaned from archived newspapers to write stories of people on family trees. His handout is attached.

Next meeting: September 12. Server: Janet Hintermeister. Program: To Be Determined.

Respectfully submitted by Jean Pelikan, Secretary

Checking Account:
Beginning Balance       July 1 ,2016                         $377.29
    Deposit - 7/11/2016 (membership)                             30.00
    Deposit - 7/11/2016 (Salt Lake City Trip)                 2085.00
    Ending Balance        April 30, 2016                         $2532.29

Savings Account:
Beginning Balance    July 01,2016                            $2,169.70
    Deposit (May coffee money) 7/11/2016                           10.00
    Interest                    July 31, 2016                                    .28
    Ending Balance         July 31,2016                            $2,179.98             
32 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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