Northland Genealogical Society
Northland Genealogy Society

October 4th Meeting

Practical Preservation for Priceless Family Treasures
Shoeboxes full of photos and letters--tattered scrapbooks and diaries--cherished baby clothes and uniforms. How can you preserve precious family records and heirlooms? Learn simple techniques to lengthen the life of papers and artifacts documenting your own family's history.
Joyce Burner is an archivist at the National Archives at Kansas City, where she supervises preservation and internships, and writes record descriptions for the National Archives website. Joyce has a B. S. in Education from Missouri State University, and a Master’s in Library Science, including the Archives Studies Certificate, from Emporia State University.

10 M Records Added to Family Search

To see the list, click here for the Legacy news article.

Brag Bucks

At each of our meetings we offer an opportunity for members to "brag" about some genealogical find, for example, a long searched for grave, a missing family member, an ancestor in a ship's passenger list and the like.  For bragging, you contribute $1.  This fund will be accumulated and then when we have enough funds, we will have a drawing and use the money to give a member a subscription to an on-line service or a book or something else the genealogist desires.  This method gives us a way to tap into all the vast experience and knowledge among our members.