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Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Please support your local societies

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  • Vicki
    Thanks Jon....sounds like a really great idea. I will talk to some of the others about it. -- In genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com, Jon P Czarowitz
    Message 1 of 2 , May 29, 2006
      Thanks Jon....sounds like a really great idea. I will talk to some of
      the others about it.

      -- In genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com, "Jon P Czarowitz"
      <jonczar@...> wrote:
      >
      > Vicki
      > Your point is well taken. I suggest that your group do the same thing
      > that ours is doing. Put up a web page on RootsWeb. They offer a free
      > setup to nonprofit groups and the http for doing pages is as simple
      > as it comes. Just introduce your group, give meeting times, offer a
      > application on line that they can download and mail.
      > This will give out of area prospects an opportunity to contact the
      > group and your chance to add more members not available locally.
      > Researchers who want info from your location who can't travel there
      > can send queries as well.
      > Put a basic genealogy item to your program for newbees or most
      > programs will be over their heads. This will keep their interest up.
      > Jon Czarowitz
      >
      > ---- Original Message ----
      > From: muchwisernow_2000@...
      > To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [Genealogy Research Club] Please support your local
      > societies
      > Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 16:23:13 -0000
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      > >Just wanted to remind everyone how important it is to support the<BR>
      > >local genealogical and historical societies in both time and<BR>
      > >donations. I live in a fairly small county in Illinois. We have such
      > >a<BR>
      > >good society and even a small museum that is maintained in it's
      > >own<BR>
      > >building. The library section and area for research is small but
      > >there<BR>
      > >are so many books and information from all over. In my travels, I
      > >have<BR>
      > >discovered just how nice it is for such a small county. I am still
      > >a<BR>
      > >believer in "hands on" genealogy whenever possible. <BR>
      > ><BR>
      > >With the onset of internet genealogy people are not visiting as
      > >often<BR>
      > >or joining as members. This is taking such a toll on the budget
      > >that<BR>
      > >they fear soon there will not be enough to continue.  I am sure
      > >this<BR>
      > >is becoming an issue in many areas, not just my county. I just
      > >wanted<BR>
      > >to remind everyone that often there are often very good local
      > >sources<BR>
      > >of information--perhaps there are obit files, family files, info<BR>
      > >abstracted by volunteers from the courthouse records and
      > >alphabetized,<BR>
      > >copies of newspapers for the area, etc. Almost all societies will<BR>
      > >answer queries by mail or even telephone requests. Some require a<BR>
      > >small donation to cover copies and time but most who do the<BR>
      > >researching love what they do and go to extra lengths to search
      > >for<BR>
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