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 April, May, and June. The Tracer is published quarterly and is free to members of the FCGS. Non-members can purchase a copy of the FCGS Tracerfor $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/.
September, October, November, December - 2016                     
 ISSUE NO. 224
April – December meetings held at 7:00 P.M at the Freeborn Co. Historical Museum.

Sep 12: Todd Domke, Bayview Funeral Home
Oct. 10: Writing Your Own Obituary
Nov. 14:
Dec. 12: Christmas Meal


Sep. 12: Jan Hintermeister
Oct. 10: Vickie Storlie
Nov. 14: Pat Goldman & Jan Maiden
Dec. 12: Christmas Meal

For the September program, Todd Domke, will talk about what we should prepare for and what the funeral home will do for a funeral. Which will lead us into the October program of writing your own obituary. Linda Evenson will lead the program with information about obituaries and then some discussion on what should be in them and then we will write our own obituary afterwards.

Thank you so much for your donation for our Archive Grant Match. The shelving is ordered and we have started moving items from the room where shelving will be installed. Thank you again for your support.

Pat Mulso and the FCHS Board of Directors



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These pictures were taken in Guernsey, Wyoming, August 2017

From the Tourism Brochure
Register Cliff, rising 100 feet above the North Platte River, greeted more than 500,000 people that made their way over the Oregon Trail. The immigrants often carved their names on rocks along the trail