Four "Ancestry Day" presentations were made by nationally known genealogists Loretto Szucs and her daughter, Julianna Smith, representing the online family history giant, Ancestry.com. The sessions, designed to highlight some of the key elements of Ancestry and how best to utilize them, were energetically given with enhanced projected display on three large wall screens.
Also available for the day were large vendor tables sponsored by VBRGS and NEHGS (hostess Judith Halseth), where visitors had opportunity to view or purchase from a large array of genealogy & local history books, explore membership options, and ask general questions.
Special recognition was given to Joyce Beedie, VBRGS president, and Ann Flora, program chairman, for their integral part in planning the day's events. Other volunteers for the day included: Jerry Anderson, Conrad Burton, Carol Kesteloot, Robert Cooley, Faith Rogers, and Pam Pender.
All-in-all, the day was a huge success and a new highlight in VBRGS's long history. Stay tuned as they continue to foster community interest in their activities & collection.
Nameless Picture of the Day
Photographer - Horton's Studio, Gobleville
"Mrs. J. B. Mason #3 Allegan, Otsego" written on back
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