SCHEDULED MEETINGS AND EVENTS FOR 2020
Notes And Handouts From Previous Speakers
As a courtesy to our members We will include the highlights from our monthly speakers presentations along with any printed information they give us. (NOT ALL DO THIS) So that those who were not able to attend can have the same benefits of local members
GO TO: SPEAKERS NOTES/ SYLLABUS
CHECK OUT JULY ON THE CALENDAR!!
Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
BRING IN YOUR BRICK WALLS
with Karen Reynolds
OPEN FORUM TO ALL MEMBERS!
Next meeting :
1415 N CENTER AVE
SAGINAW, MI 48638
TO MARK THE DATE!
YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!
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THE 'MEMBERS ONLY' PAGE FOR THE ARCHIVES OF THE TIMBERTOWN LOG ARE OFFICIALLY COMPLETED TO DATE (yeah!)
IF YOU HAVE MISSED ONE OF THE NEWSLETTERS YOU CAN NOW ACCESS THEM ALL FROM HERE.
nOVEMBERS SPEAKER WAS
NOV 2019 A PERSONAL TOUR OF HOYT LIBRARY
Notes From our last timbertown log
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DID YOU KNOW
Brick wall? Stumped? Out of Ideas?
The combined efforts of
our members may be
able to find you an answer!
Go to the ASK MISS BETTY
page and post your question OR CLICK ON MISS BETTY
PS. We don't charge for the help
but we do take donations.
Beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully with his family by his side Saturday evening, January 11, 2020 at Covenant Healthcare – Cooper Campus. He was 80 years old. Gerald was born September 22, 1939 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late John and Molly (Lich) Claus. He married Wynette Elwell on May 1, 2000 in Saginaw, Michigan. Gerald owned CJ’s Auto Service Center, retiring in 1997.
He loved refurbishing old tractors. Gerald also enjoyed repairing and restoring cars.
Surviving are his wife, Wynette; children, Sally (Randy) Vollmer of Freeland and Jerri (Greg) Sierocki of Saginaw; Stepson, Scott Morton of Grand Blanc; three grandchildren; sister, Betty Moulton, and many nieces and nephews.
Gerald was preceded in death by his brother, John Claus and his sister, Dorothy Claus Blackwell.
FUNERAL SERVICE: A Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State). Pastor Ken MacGillivray will officiate. Entombment will follow at the St. Andrew Cemetery Mausoleum.
VISITATION: Family and friends will gather at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.
Deisler Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Claus family; condolences may be expressed to the family at the funeral home or by visiting www.DeislerFuneralHome.com
PLEASE REMEMBER US
IN YOUR WILL
Where you can have monies donated to the
Saginaw Genealogical Society.
We then look for places in our county or state
that are in need of extra help in regards to
GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH or PRESERVATION,
that we deem of great value to the community.
The donation to these places is then made in your name.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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Only a genealogist views a step backwards as progress.
IN LOCAL NEWS
SIR! YES SIR!!
THIS JUST IN...
If anyone is interested in working for the census go to 2020census.gov The only way to apply for jobs is online at this website. Training is available and jobs
start March 1st.
FOOD AND FAMILY HISTORY
OLD NEW YEAR RECIPE FAVORITES
You might not have considered food as being connected to family history, but it is! Good food has a way of bringing families together. And anytime families gather, even if to JUST EAT --
That's when Family History is made!
What is the traditional New Year meal?
According to Southern traditions, you will have good luck for the entire year if you have the traditional New Year's Day supper. That means a of greens, 'hoppin' John', black-eyed peas, cornbread, and 'pot likker' soup. Here are our favorite New Year's recipes.
But in the North we have BEEF STROGANOFF
SO TODAY WE ARE MAKING BEEF STROGANOFF, ...BUT IN A HEALTHIER WAY!
(Thank you Taste of Home and Southern Living)
Submit your own family favorite recipes here
and we will publish them! Please send photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE GENEALOGY HELP
the beginning': Using DNA and genealogy to crack years-old cold cases
SAGINAW RESEARCH HELP
THE SAGINAW FHC
FREE HELP OR WHEN EVER YOU WANT TO DO A LITTLE MORE DIGGING AROUND YOUR TREE!
TUES 1-4 / WED 6-9 / SAT 9-3
1415 N Center Road, Saginaw, MI 48638
Call: 989-793-1696 x2
PLEASE NOTE: FamilySearch will no longer rent out
microfilm at any of its affiliate centers as of Sept 7, 2017.
The entire microfilm collection, stored within the Granite
Mountain in Utah, has been digitized and is now being made available online for FREE. Some films that are available may
only be viewed at Family History Centers. Microfilm on loan currently may be kept at the facility it was sent to. If you need help viewing a film, please contact the local FHC in Saginaw at the above location Or contact FamilySearch directly at
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SGS PIONEER CERTIFICATES
Pioneer, Settler or First Family certificates
are for any PROVEN ancestors
who may have lived in Saginaw County
Give a gift the family will forever remember! Your ancestor
will be noted in our website and you will receive a handsome embossed Certificate of Record that will be vetted by our Society. Suitable for framing, or for documentation, of your ancestors presence in Saginaw County along with their pedigree.
John Cammin and the very first Certificate in the Pioneer/Settler/First Family Awards Program
The Saginaw Genealogical Society
began the issuance of
Pioneer, Settler and First Family Certificates
Go to the History tab in our menu and then to the Pioneers link,
or just click on the pioneers link. PIONEERS
CHECK OUT OUR Fb SITE
There are lots of cool and interesting things to read there!
You can connect to Fb right from our website.
Search: Saginaw Genealogical Society
1.Go to our main page and click "Fb link" (top right corner)
You will need to sign into your own Fb account
to enter the site.
STRANGE BUT TRUE
When Alice Collins Plebuch decided to do a DNA test, she did it all in good fun. As originally reported by the Washington Post, the woman, who identified as Irish American, was shocked to find a mix of European Jewish, Middle Eastern, and Eastern European genes in her results. After family-wide DNA testing, she learned that her father was not the biological son of her grandparents. After even more digging, Plebuch finally got to the bottom of the story: Her father had been sent home with the wrong family. A mystery of over 100 years had been solved by a mail-in DNA test.
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I CAN'T FIND THE FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS NEAR ME
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Family history centers are free and open to the public and staffed by knowledgeable volunteers. Each facility offers both novices and experienced family historians the tools and resources to learn about their ancestors.
MICHIGAN GENEALOGICAL COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
Michiganology is going to be the Archives of Michigan go-to place for digital content. Non digital content, such as county and subject guides, will move to the Michigan.gov/mhc website.
The 1944 death certificate images are in the process of being uploaded. The date search function will NOT find records on the last date entered in the search box. It is important to remember to include a range of dates when searching.
Example: Looking for a 5 January 1932 death certificate.
Enter: 4 January 1932 -6 January 1932 for dates.
Click HERE to read the handout and read more about it.
Click HERE to gain access to MEL.
Remember to : Select eResouces > Subject: select Family History.
Click HERE to access FamilySearch Indexing Project
Click HERE to read the whole Newsletter
MILITARY HISTORY & NEWS
WWII Memorial - helps to search
The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.
To search the electronic World War II Registry of Americans who contributed to the war effort, or add the name of a loved one, click here.
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NEW LINKS - NEW LINKS - NEW LINKS
OK PEOPLE ...I HAVE SOME MORE COOL LINKS FOR YOU, SENT IN TO US BY JIM CALI. I HAVE CHECKED THESE OUT AND I THINK THEY ARE WORTH YOUR TIME. THANK YOU JIM FOR YOUR LINKS!
LINKS FOR OUR READERS
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Saginaw County Records
Timbertown log on the SGS Links Page
(tons of links)
Genealogy Search Connects Two Families In Severna Park, Maryland
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DID YOU KNOW?
NEWSBANK can be used for FREE with your public library card ID number. This website has newspapers to search for obituaries!
MORE INTERESTING STUFF
Saginaw News Obituary Index
With over 200,00+ obituaries for you
to find. Click on the link below