SAGINAW GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
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SGS MEETING RECAP
SGS MEETING IN: JUNE
WE HAD THE ELECTION RESULTS.
Most of the board and some members met for a pizza picnic at Nancy Pavlik's home. The talk was good, the company better and the weather was fantastic!
Apologies: I wasn't there to supervise
(sick with COVID)
And apparently some people
didn't want their photo taken.
SGS ELECTION RESULTS 2022-23
YOUR 2022-23 SGS BOARD MEMBERS
SOME ARE NEW, SOME ARE OL.... WELL,
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1950 CENSUS INDEXING
IN LOVING MEMORY
EVELYN SHIELDS MUDD
DOB: 10 Jan 1938
DOD: 10 July 2022
Evelyn Shields Mudd, age 84, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Covenant Healthcare-Cooper with her husband holding her hand. Evelyn was born January 10, 1938 in Saginaw, Michigan, the daughter of Carl and Estelle (Wargacki) Shields. She graduated from St. Peter and Paul High School in 1956. She finished her schooling at the University of Michigan with a doctorate in Irish Studies. Evelyn retired from Delta College after teaching for many years in the English department. Evelyn was united in marriage to Thomas Mudd on November 30, 2002 at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Saginaw, Michigan.
CAREER: During her long professional career, Evelyn held leadership positions in many organizations and groups: American Association of University Women (AAUW), Saginaw County Hall of Fame, Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, Rotary Club, Japanese Cultural Center and Tea House, Historic Preservation Society, and the City of Saginaw Historic District Commission, among others. Evelyn enjoyed the challenges and learning offered by her extensive travels: Ireland (many times), China, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Italy, Scandinavia, Bermuda, along with cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean, and tours on Route 66 and the Grand Canyon, and more.
FAMILY: Evelyn is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Thomas, and her siblings: David (Evelyn) Shields, John (Barbara) Shields, Joseph Shields, William Shields, Katherine Sproull and Barbara Weaver, nieces and nephews: Priscilla, Monica, Jennifer, Casey, Austin, and a special great-nephew, Jack. Besides her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by brother, Dennis, and sister, Dorothy.
FUNERAL: Funeral Mass for Evelyn will take place Friday, July 15, 2022 at 11:00 AM from the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption Church, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw, MI 48607. Rev. Fr. Prentice Tipton to officiate.
VISITATION: Family and friends are welcome to gather at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 PM and again at the church Friday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of service. A Vigil for Mary will be held Thursday evening at 7:00 PM.
MEMORIALS: Those planning a memorial contribution are asked to consider memorials to the Mudd Family Historic Preservation Fund at the Saginaw Community Foundation. Deisler Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Mudd family. Please share your thoughts and memories of Evelyn at the funeral home, the church, or by visiting:
Dorothy Hardy Annear
DOB: December 18, 1935
DOD: June 23, 2022
Dorothy Hardy Annear: Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and former SGS member, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Bavarian Comfort Care, with her family at her side; at the age of 86 years. The daughter of the late Roy and Ethel (Smith) Hardy, Dorothy was born on December 18, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan. She graduated from Saginaw High School.
Dorothy married Richard Annear on July 12, 1963 in Saginaw, Michigan; he survives her. They both traveled with their children for many years until returning back to Saginaw.
Dorothy worked for many years of loyal and dedicated service until she retired from the Bridgeport Water Department. She was a long time member of the Saginaw Genealogy Society. Dorothy enjoyed camping, crocheting, knitting, sewing, going to antiques stores and driving. Above all, Dorothy cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorothy will fondly be remembered for her independent personality and her saying, “Be happy until it is time to be sad”.
Surviving, besides her husband of nearly 59 years, Richard Annear; are their two daughters, one son and their spouses: Tracey Annear, Carie and Jeff Mount, Keith and Amanda Annear; grandchildren: Richard (MacKenzie) Annear, Kylie Mount, Ryan Mount, Jackson Annear, Liam Annear, Carlee (Jack) Buckley; great-children: Owen Annear, Robert Annear; sister: Catherine (Dan) Moser, Nancy (David) Rusch; sisters-in-law: Judy Wycoff, Sue Annear. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Honoring Dorothy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private celebration of Dorothy’s life will take place at a later date.
... TILL WE MEET AGAIN DOROTHY
Genevieve Alexander Molenaar
DOB: July 10, 1916
DOD: June 29, 2022
Genevieve Alexander Molenaar, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022
at age 105.
She was the daughter of the late Clark and Ethel (Daniels) Alexander. Genevieve was born July 10, 1916 in Glenwood,
Minnesota. She graduated from Renville Minnesota
High School and then attended University of
Minnesota and then Saginaw Valley State University.
She was married to Charles Molenaar on September 20, 1933
in Burke, South Dakota. He predeceased her February 3, 2006.
Genevieve was a Red Cross Nurses Aid at Oak
Ridge, Tennessee Hospital as part of the Manhattan
Project. She was a member of First Congregational
Church for 50 years where she sang in the choir for
over twenty-five years and attended Women's Fellowship.
She was Women's Fellowship Volunteer of the Year in
2002. Genevieve volunteered with the reading
program in the Saginaw Schools and was a Welcome
Wagon Hostess that greeted new people to Saginaw, Michigan.
She volunteered as a publicity chairman for the
Saginaw Genealogical Society and was an active member for many years. She and Charles were the first husband and wife to serve on the board of the Saginaw Symphony where the new Saginaw Civic Center, (now the Dow Event Center) was built. Genevieve and Charles traveled through Europe and extensively through 49 of the United States and their capitals.
Surviving to cherish her memory are two sons and one daughter,
C. Richard (Darlene) Molenaar, David Molenaar (James McComb), Marsha Molenaar Schafer (Benjamin); two granddaughters, Sarah Schafer (Mike Crampton), Emily Ulrich (Alec); two great-granddaughters, Sophia Ulrich and Isabel Ulrich; her sister, Patricia Dvorak; several nieces and nephews. Genevieve was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Behr; her father, Clark Alexander; two brothers, George and John Milton; sister-in-law, Mary Milton; brothers-in-law, William Bosley and Richard Dvorak; and two nephews Michael Bosley and Bill Bosley.
Honoring Mrs. Molenaar's wishes cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will take place in Renville, Minnesota. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the charity of your choice. Please share condolences and memories at snowfuneralhome.net
FOOD & FAMILY
14 HEALTHY BREAKFAST FOODS
When you’re trying to lose weight, breakfast can set the tone for the rest of your day. Consuming the wrong foods can amplify your cravings and set you up for failure before the day even begins.
On the other hand, filling up on the right foods can curb cravings and keep you feeling full until lunchtime to minimize snacking and ease weight loss. Here are 14 healthy breakfast foods that can help you lose weight.
A BOOK TO REMEMBER
Discover "the stories America needs to hear" (Admiral William H. McRaven, US Navy (Ret.)) with these moving and powerful recollections of war, told by the men and women who lived them. 'Walk in my Combat Boots' is a powerful collection crafted from hundreds of original interviews by James Patterson, the world's #1 bestselling writer, and First Sergeant US Army (Ret.) Matt Eversmann, (part of the Ranger unit portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down).
These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who've fought overseas from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, is a rare eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends, and coming home is really like. Readers who next thank a military member for their service will finally have a true understanding of what that thanks is for.
A Closer Look at Military Records
A source of military records that is unorthodox but interesting, and potentially extremely rewarding, is old newspaper records. It was not uncommon during times of war for local newspapers to publish articles about what the hometown boys were doing on the front. Soldiers sometimes wrote home to the local papers, as well.
This is what you can find on your military ancestor in digitized old newspaper records online.
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*The goal of cleaning is to remove air pollution soiling, lichen, bird droppings, dirt, salts, and sap — it is NOT to make the headstone or marker look "like new." Improper or unnecessary cleaning can accelerate the deterioration of marble and granite; pre-1970s bronze was not sealed and will have a blue-green patina that will not be removed by cleaning.
*VA prohibits the general public from power washing Government-furnished headstones and markers due to the damage it may cause to historical headstones.
(DO NO HARM-PLEASE COMPLY)
Every Wednesday The Weekly Genealogist provides readers with news and information about NEHGS and the genealogical community. Features include a description of the latest database
on AmericanAncestors.org, a spotlight, an editor’s column, a survey question, stories of interest, and announcements about bookstore items, educational opportunities, and special offers.
MONTH BY MONTH
Labor Day kicks off many exciting things in September, including the unofficial start of the fall season. Often, September is associated with new beginnings, playing host to the start of the school year, the reappearance of football season, the emergence of the harvest moon, and more. In case you're looking for a reason to celebrate or be mindful, here are the holidays and special days that occur in September. CLICK BELOW TO KNOW MORE.
FamilySearch - Family History Library Free Online Webinars
2022 classes include: Using the FamilySearch Catalog, Research in Canada (an Introduction), and Exploring Post 1850 US Federal Census Records. If you are just getting started, a few beginner classes will get you acclimated to the FamilySearch Family Tree where you will learn about Attaching Sources, Merging Duplicate Individuals, Correcting Relationships, and Adding Memories. No registration is required and class size for webinars is not limited. See the table of webinars below for more details. If you cannot attend a live event, most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later at your convenience at Family History Library classes and webinars.
THE BOOK NOOK
HISTORICAL, GENEALOGICAL & RESEARCH BOOKS
An Elephant in the Garden:
Inspired by a True Story
By Michael Morpurgo
Lizzie and Karl's mother is a zoo keeper; the family has become attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be destroyed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don't run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs. The family persuades the zoo director to let Marlene stay in their garden instead. When the city is bombed, the family flees with thousands of others, but how can they walk the same route when they have an elephant in tow, and keep themselves safe? Along the way, they meet Peter, a Canadian navigator who risks his own capture to save the family.
Do you have Ashkenazi Jewish DNA? This can be an exciting journey for you. Here’s who the Ashkenazi people are & what it means for your family history. If you ever get your DNA tested,
you might be surprised to discover a certain percentage of Ashkenazi Jewish DNA. Many people with European ancestry who are not practicing Jews and know of no Jewish ancestors do discover some Ashkenazi in them. There is a lengthy discussion on the topic on 23andme.com, a popular DNA testing site. People are using the discussion to try to determine their Jewish ancestors
and their origins after discovering they are descended from some of the Ashkenazi population. Here’s what you need to know about the Ashkenazi Jewish people, and how they are different genetically from the general Jewish community.
Recommended Genealogy Resources. Here are some sources you should be using. Some are free and some are fee-based.
I’ll continue to make updates to this page so you may want to bookmark for future reference and convenience.
6 Ancestry Search Tips
1. Pinpoint your ancestor’s location from the census on a map, and then look for churches, cemeteries, and other places where your ancestor may have left records.
2. Be sure to locate your ancestor’s adult siblings in census records. It was common for extended family to live in the same household or near other family members. You may find a parent, grandparent, or other family members living either with them or nearby.
3. If you’re having a difficult time locating your ancestor, try searching using only given names and other details like birth year, residence, family members, place of birth, etc.
4. Occasionally, census takers only recorded initials in place of the given name. Using only a first initial will bring up these records.
5. Census takers didn’t always have the best penmanship, so if you’re having a hard time locating your ancestor, write out the name and try replacing some of the letters with letters that look similar. (Try an O for an A, try an J for a P, try a F for an S.)
6. The U.S. federal censuses for the years 1900-1930 include a date of immigration for immigrants. Use that date to narrow your search for your ancestor’s passenger arrival record in the Immigration Collection.
CURIOUS AND ODD
Have you ever heard of foot shape genealogy? It is a concept out of the 19th century that still has some adherents today. It is based on the belief that the shape of your foot can tell you one of five ancient ethnic groups to which your ancestors belonged. Here is what you need to know about it.
SUMMER IS HERE!
CELEBRATE THE FAMILY!
Tis the season...to gather outside with friends and celebrate longer days, warmer weather, and the overall lighthearted feeling that summer brings. And speaking of lighthearted... who doesn't want to host friends in the most stress-free way possible? Of course, everyone wants to be a great host and ensure that their guests have a great time when they stop by for Friday evening cocktails or a weekend potluck, but is there actually a way to make entertaining feel less chaotic and more breezy? The experts say,
"Yes, indeed!" We spoke with event planners from across the country who weighed in on their top tips for hosting with ease. HERE YOU GO...
What is ThruLines?
ThruLines shows identified descendants of a given ancestor who have tested with AncestryDNA, and share DNA with the tester whose results are being reviewed. The ancestral path between the common ancestor and each DNA match is provided, along with predicted relationship and amount of DNA shared.
ThruLines replaces Shared Ancestor Hints, and greatly expands upon the data provided by those hints. AncestryDNA has long been able to compare family trees for a tester and any given match, and note common ancestors between the two trees. ThruLines builds upon this by including data from all public or private searchable trees in the AncestryDNA network. When a genetic cousin’s tree is incomplete.
ThruLines provides the opportunity to view connections that would take a great deal of research to find manually. Of course, any time data from family trees is utilized, all of the names/dates/places should be viewed as clues rather than fact. Comparisons between multiple family trees are only as accurate as the data contained in said trees.
ThruLines is accessible from “Your DNA Results Summary” under DNA in the top menu bar on Ancestry. To have access to ThruLines data, your family tree must be public, and linked to your DNA test. To check this, go to Your DNA Results Summary, and click on the Settings button (near the top right corner of the screen). Then follow the instructions in the Family Tree Linking section.
ThruLines® shows you how you may be related to your DNA matches. ThruLines are based on information from family trees; they don't change the information in trees. If there's inaccurate information in your tree, you may receive inaccurate ThruLines. Only you and anyone you've invited to view your DNA results can see your ThruLines.
We use the Ancestry family tree linked to your test to find people who are in your tree and are also in your matches's linked trees. If your tree is private and not searchable, you won't be able to see ThruLines, and information from your matches' trees that are private and not searchable won't be available to you. DNA matches may appear in more than one of your ThruLines.
ThruLines are available for ancestors through 5th great-grandparents. ThruLines won't appear for 6th great-grandparents and beyond.
THE MORE YOU KNOW
JR OR II?
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Jr and II after someone’s name? It seems like it would mean the same thing, but these suffixes are actually quite different. Here is what you need to know, so you can be more accurate with understanding your genealogy research.
GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR SEARCH
Q: Can I start my family history research by typing a name in the search box?
A: SORRY. Our search box will NOT help you find information on a specific person. However, we have many tools and resources that can lead you to information about our holdings. Many of our records have been digitized and are made available by our Digitization Partners.
SO WHAT IS REALLY HERE?
The NARA is a GIGANTIC INFORMATION CENTER. Where you can search anything about MILITARY groups, CENSUS info, IMMIGRATION and NATURALIZATION records. Check out the video below. I LEARNED ALOT!
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