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

The following information comes from selected articles in the FCGS Tracer for the months of January, February,March, and April. The Tracer is published quarterly and is free to members of the FCGS. Non-members can purchase a copy of the FCGS Tracer for $2.00 each.
EDITOR: Vickie Storlie

The Freeborn County Tracer is published four times per year: January/February/March; April/May/June;  July/ August/September;  October; November/December/

May, June, July, August 2018
    iSSUE NO. 229

January – March meetings held at 10:00 A.M at the Freeborn County Historical Museum.
April - December meetings held at 7:00 P.M. at the Freeborn County Historical Museum.

July  09: Millie Roberts
Aug. 13: 
Sep. 10: Open
Oct.  08: Pat Goldman & Jane Maiden
Nov. 12: Vickie Storlie
Dec. 10: Christmas Meal

New Members
Paul Jerdee
1613 Masse Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Jim Wendel
1714 Lakewood AV
Albert Lea, MN 56007

                                                                   President: Lois Ahern                                                                        Treasurer: VickieStorlie                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                  Secretary: Kaye Klukow                                                                     Vice President: Lynn Krueger   

               Board of Directors: Roger Lonning, Millie Roberts, Jain Maiden, Jean Pelikan

Sunday, August 26th  
September 1 - 2018
A research trip to the World's Largest Genealogical Library located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  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. Non-members 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 deposit is received). One half of the balance is due by May 15, 2018 and the remaining balance by June 15, 2018. Make checks payable to Pat Mulso (memo SLC Trip)

Mail to: Pat Mulso, 510 W. Richway Dr., Albert Lea, MN 56007.

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The Minnesota Genealogical Society
1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN 55120-1367

Grand Opening January 13, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nominaring Committee

Thanks  to Linda Evenson and  Roger Lonning for being on the committee.

Quarterly Meeting of the Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota

Saturday, January 20
Tips and Tricks on Using Find A Grave
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm 
Colonial Church, Edina MN

Bob Rowe will cover some of the best ways to use the Find A Grave website. He will include a list of his pet peeves - some of the annoying things people do. Did you know that as a user you can place hyperlinks in the Bio? Most won't use this feature but I do. Bring your questions and/or problems using the site. Should be a lot of fun. All links will now bring you to their new website. You may still access the old site by clicking the link they provide. The old site might be completely gone by January, so this talk will focus on using the new site. 

Bob started his genealogical search in 1999 and has been a member of Find A Grave for more than 10 years. He has dug into aspects of Find A Grave policies and procedures that seems to go much deeper than the average user. If you have a question he can't answer, he would be happy to find the answer. 

Research and translation help available after the meeting. 

There is a $5 Meeting Fee for attendees.
Web Sites
Link to Post Offices in the United States in 1811
And their Distance From Washington DC

The link should bring up a PDF version of the book.

Reference Norwegian Bygdebooks

Website is in Norwegian


Using Catholic Church Records in Genealogy Research

American Ancestors - 2020 Guide to The 
Mayflower 400th Anniversary