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Elected Sept 2015 1st term ends 2017 Treasurer Terry Atwood 4230 Wolverine Helena MT 59602 Phone 443 4907 Email terry atwoodarts com Elected Sept 2013 3rd term ends 2018 Registrar Mary Pitch 700 Grant Helena MT 59601 Phone 443 3452 Email mmpmep earthlink net Elected Sept 2005 6th term ends 2017 Past President Betty Marshall Box 710 Chester MT 59522 Phone
Summary of the 8 July 2017,MSGS Board Meeting, The meeting was called to order by President Shawna Valentine Other members present included. Verba Valentine Shirley Rogers Carol Elliott Terry Atwood Mary Pitch Fern Kauffman Pat Ludwig and. Betty Marshall The minutes were discussed corrected and approved Treasurer Terry Atwood reported. the checking account balance as 81 69 and the savings account balance as 23 273 35. First Vice President Verba Valentine reviewed the 2017 Montana State Genealogical Conference flyer. and conference policies with the board Flyers will be mailed to members by July 15 The deadline for. room reservations at the Big Horn Resort Billings is August 26 Meals can only be guaranteed for. conference registrations received by September 8 As the host society the Yellowstone Genealogy. Forum will be providing tote bags for conference attendees There will be no tour offered on Thursday. Sept 21 however three free workshops will be held Thursday afternoon at 5 00 pm Workshop topics. include the First Families and Early Settlers Program Norwegian Research and DNA Questions and. Shirley Rogers 2nd Vice President plans to gather 4 5 raffle items for the 2017 conference She is. contacting Ancestry Ancestry DNA 23 and Me DNA Fold 3 Find My Past and My Heritage for possible. donated items She is also preparing silent auction slips for use during the Book Frolic fundraiser The 2017. Billings conference pins have been received As the MSGS representative to the Federation of. Genealogical Societies Conference in Pittsburgh Aug 30 Sept 2 2017 she will set up a Montana state. table with flyers for the MSGS Conference First Family and Early Settlers applications and published. volumes the state banner and local member society brochures. Mary Pitch Registrar reported MSGS has 15 active societies and 661 members The board discussed. the status of two societies that have not paid dues nor responded to queries The board also reviewed. the status of sales of First Families and Early Settlers of Montana Volumes I III and proposed sales at the. 2017 Conference and on Facebook, Elections for MSGS 2nd Vice President Registrar and Secretary will be held during the MSGS Annual. Meeting on Saturday Sept 23 at 7 45 am Current 2nd Vice President Shirley Rogers Registrar Mary Pitch. and Secretary Carol Elliott have agreed to run for reelection The next board meeting will be Thursday. Sept 21 at 3 30 pm in Billings at the Big Horn Resort The October meeting date was set for Saturday Oct. 21 at 10 am in Helena,Respectfully submitted Carol Elliott Secretary. Library Report,Submitted by MSGS Librarian Karen Huck. The library is still continuing to weed out newsletters as we have been donated more books and need. the shelf room Many projects are being accomplished including book repair vertical file filing and. update of spreadsheet cataloging of new donated books and keying of a database of the attendance. cards that were donated to us from Helena School District. A new collection in the library is the files from the Helena Funeral Home 15 volunteers worked the 1st. day and 17 volunteers the second to clean the files of duplicates and pare the information from 12 boxes. to 8 We have now bought a legal 5 drawer file cabinet and arranged them in alphabetical order. Lewis and Clark Genealogy Society changed their website It is now www lccgsmt org Queries can. be sent through that website along with the state website All queries are answered by the Lewis Clark. Genealogical Society,MONTANA STATE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 28th ANNUAL STATE GENEALOGY,CONFERENCE,BIG HORN RESORT BILLINGS MONTANA. September 21 22 23 2017,Complete Conference Schedule Topic Descriptions. and Registration Form may be downloaded from our,website at http montanamsgs org conferences html. THOMAS W JONES Ph D His topics are,CG CGI FS ASG FUGA. FNGS has edited the National Five Ways To Prove Who Your Ancestor. Genealogical Society Quarterly Was,since 2002 He is the author or. Mastering Genealogical Proof a Going Beyond the Bare Bones. popular textbook on Reconstructing Your Ancestors Lives. genealogical assessment and,reasoning Tom writes and. Inferential Genealogy Deducting,speaks frequently on. genealogical methods with broad application,Ancestors Identities Indirectly. across geographic areas time periods and levels, of expertise He is known for his meaty lectures Solutions For Missing And Scarce. benefiting genealogists of all levels Records,CeCe MOORE is the genetic Her topics are. genealogy consultant for the, PBS television series Finding Your The Power of DNA Genetic Genealogy. Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr Basics,Her work has also been featured. on 20 20 Genealogy,Roadshow The Dr OZ Show The,Autosomal DNA Discovering Your. Today Show Nightline Good Ancestors In You,Morning America Crime Watch Daily Nancy. Grace CBS This Morning and The Doctors as well as Who Am I Ethnicity Estimates. being quoted in many online print publications, Her primary focus is promoting genetic genealogy Genetic Genealogy Case Studies. education sharing positive stories about the,power of genetic genealogy through the media. 3 Free Workshops will also be offered on Thursday starting at 5 pm. First Families Early Settlers of Montana Norwegian Research. DNA Questions Answers,Conference Hotel Other Deadlines to Remember. Big Horn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane Billings Montana August 29 Early Bird Deadline Be sure. your registration form has been mailed for, The special room rate is 89 00 for a King the possibility of receiving up to 65 of. or Double Queen Room breakfast is your Registration refunded. included Sleeping Reservations must be, received by August 26th for guarantee September 8 Conference Registrations. Call 406 839 9300 and mention Montana must be received by our Registrar in order. State Genealogical Society Reserve to guarantee meals and handouts at the. Early to assure room availability Conference,Annual Book Frolic. As always we will hold our Book Frolic at this year s conference This is a silent auction. and bidding will start Friday morning and end at 1 30 pm on Saturday This is an excellent. opportunity to pass on items you no longer need and to acquire great new ones So. before you come check your bookcases for items of genealogical or historical interest. such as County Other Country Histories Books relating to Genealogy or Compilations of. Genealogical Data and Historical Atlases Please no quarterlies or outdated material. Then bring the items with you on Thursday They will be ready to view first thing on Friday. Please note we will NOT be having Door Prizes this year. Local Society Reports at Conference Lunches, Meals at conferences are a great way to meet and visit with new people and to learn what is. happening around the state Each meal provides time to visit among your table mates and both. lunches are utilized as a time to share what your local society has been up to for the past year. Time is given to a representative from each local society present at lunch on either Friday or. Saturday to give a brief summary of their accomplishments and activities for the year Reports. shouldn t be elaborate or lengthy but give some thought as to who will speak for your society and. what your year s highlights have been or what you are looking forward to next year. MSGS Annual Meeting, Everyone is encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting of the Montana State Genealogical. Society that will be held at the Big Horn Resort on Saturday morning September 23 2017 at 7 45. a m This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the organization and for the organization. to learn from you Election for the offices of 2nd Vice President Secretary and Registrar will also be. held at this time If you would like to run for any of these offices please let Shawna know at. sv2findthepast gmail com,A Time to Remember Recently Deceased Members. Every year at the Friday Banquet during the Conference we honor our members who have. died since the last conference during the Memorial Service Thanks to the talents of Judy Cohen. this is a respectful presentation that combines a power point program with photos of the. deceased To be sure your recently deceased members are included in this year s. presentation please send notification of any members who have died since last September to. Judy Cohen An obituary and photo are appreciated, To be sure she has time to compile the Power Point presentation. all names for the 2017 program must to be sent to Judy by Saturday September. 9th at bumpie6 bresnan net,Calling for Award Nominations. The Anna Mae Hanson Award is given by MSGS at the state conference to a genealogist who. is an outstanding person works beyond what is expected of them and is very dedicated to the. field of genealogy, MSGS will also accept nominations for the Al Huntsman Award is presented to businesses or. individuals who are not affiliated with a member genealogical society but have been instrumental. in helping promote genealogy, Nominations for either award will be accepted from any MSGS member and should be. submitted in a written letter that briefly describes the nominee s contributions to the local society. and to MSGS if applicable They should include why the person or business stands out and is. worthy of this special recognition Both awards will be given at the banquet on Friday evening of. our annual conference pending the decisions of the Awards Committee. By Saturday September 9th send letters to our Awards Committee Chairman Shirley. Rogers PO Box 24 Boulder MT 59632 or emailed to her at JCRSAR q com. The Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering is not a typical festival but as the name says. it s a gathering to celebrate and share the Celtic heritage through numerous forms It. is designed to promote the customs civilization and achievements of the Celts and. how they have affected the culture and history of the Bitterroot Valley It features. Clans Highland Irish Dance Pipe Bands,Tastings Highland Athletic Competition Music. Herd Dog Demos Celtic Wares,Free Ceilidh on Saturday 7 pm. Participate on Sunday,Tug O War Skillet Toss Bonnie Knees Beards Braids. Kids 11 and under admitted free with a paid adult ticket. Visit their website www bcgg org for more information. What s Happening on the,Local Level,Beaver Head Hunters Dillon. Summer has started in with really hot weather Dillon broke a record yesterday with 97 and. when you don t have air conditioning that s pretty hard to take We are anxious to get cooler. weather so we can get out to the cemetery to take 47 tombstone pictures We have several. new processes that we hope will help in locating the burials The City has been installing. markers like street signs identifying the sections That will help us get to the right section We. also have some new markings on the cemetery map that will help locate the burial listed at a. certain grave number Now if we can just remember how to use the markings we ll be all set. Our visit to the Conover Ranch is coming up soon We are hoping for nice weather so we. can sit outside and enjoy nature, The Head Hunters have been monitoring the research room at the museum again this. summer When visitors come to the museum looking for information on their Beaverhead County. ancestors we pull out all the records that will help them It is so satisfying to see people go. home with lots of new information about their great grandfather. We frequently receive queries from people that want the same type of information but can t. come to Dillon We use all our resources as well as the Court House records and newspapers It s. very seldom that we can t find anything and they always appreciate the information we find. Submitted by Pat Darling BHH Liaison,Central Montana Genealogy Society Lewistown. Central Montana Genealogy Society is putting plans together to celebrate our 40th. Anniversary in October I will be more specific what we will do at the state conference Sadly. we lost two of our members this past winter Audrey Biglen and Katherine Seilstad. Our society is trying to get a little more space in our area in the library We have two micro. fiche machines to give away a Norelco and a Micron We also have a microfilm machine a. Library Researcher Gideon 900 If anyone is interested I also have pictures I can send Just e. mail me marlewis mcn net, I m looking forward to seeing everyone at conference. Submitted by Marilyn Lewis CMGS President,Flathead Valley Genealogical Society Kalispell. Flathead County had a great program in June about finding military records for genealogical. research We are currently on summer break but have been gearing up for our Oct 14th Conference. Our major presenters are Zoe Ann Stoltz and Natasha Hollenbach from the State Historical Society and. Bev Zierow from Flathead Community College As well as Kathy Bowen Certified Genealogist and. Joann Slied an expert on photo restoration There are several other presenters as well from the area We. are extremely pleased as to how the conference is shaping up Look for more information coming on our. website flatheadgenealogy org,Submitted by Vickie Rowley FVGS Liaison. Gallatin County Genealogical Society Bozeman, The Gallatin County Genealogical Society finished its 2016 2017 program year before breaking for the. summer with 54 members and over 200 000 total records indexed and posted on the GCGS website. Springtime events included a DNA analysis program our fifth anniversary celebration elections and. program planning for 2017 2018, President Steve Swinford presented another excellent program on new technologies for genealogy. research In April Steve discussed the DNA testing and analysis process for use in genealogy research. and included information on new uses of Ancestry com and Gedmatch com for further DNA analysis. In May the society celebrated its fifth anniversary with a combination of cake stories of members. successful genealogy research over the past year and elections One of the favorite stories A member. was contacted through Ancestry com by a man who purchased a bible in an antique store in Tennessee. 20 years ago Recently he and his wife looked in their bible collection for family tree information They. discovered a possible connection on Ancestry for one of the bibles which turned out to be our member s. grandfather s extended family The couple mailed it to Montana and were happy that the Bible was. coming home to a member of the family, The following current officers were all reelected for the 2017 2018 membership year Steve Swinford. President Karen Maika Vice President Linda Gengenbacher Secretary Norma Ardesson Treasurer. Tricia Thompson Project Manager Jenn Vieth Webmaster and Carol Elliott State Liaison In June the. reelected board met to plan the programs for 2017 2018 One of the best sources for new programming. ideas came from a list compiled from the local society reports in the Big Sky Roundup. Submitted by Carol Elliott GCGS Liaison,Great Falls Genealogy Society Great Falls. The genealogy tourist season is upon us at the Great Falls Genealogy Society Library with patrons. from around the state coming by to use our Library Along with them have been researchers from. Alberta Arizona California Colorado Maryland Minnesota Nevada Oregon Utah Washington and. Wisconsin We enjoy being to assist our patrons with the research they are doing in the Great Falls area. The focus on our Library has been continuing Since our last report our chairs have been replaced. This is thanks to contributions to a Memorial Fund established to honor several long time members who. passed away earlier this year Shelf labels are in place through most of the library making it easier for. patrons to locate books, Earlier this year one of our volunteers made a discovery that has led to a major project It was found. that a listing done of funeral records of the W H George Company was based on incomplete. information A more thorough check of various records has produced an additional 1 900 names and. there are many more records to be checked, In the last few months of spring we enjoyed two excellent programs Member Ann Dues spoke in April. sharing about a trip she and her husband made to Italy She was excited to have visited Genoa home. of her great great grandparents At our May meeting we had an officer from our County Coroner s. Office speak to us During the Q A time after his talk he expressed regret that early Coroner s records. had been destroyed We were glad to be able to correct him telling him the records were among our. Library s holdings, June took us back to the Great Falls Farmer s Market to begin our monthly appearances We found. this to be an excellent means to inform Great Falls residents of the existence of our Society Interested. people are given an opportunity to sign up for notification of any classes and Special Interest Groups that. take place during the year, We look forward to seeing everyone from around the state at this fall s conference in Billings. However there is a lot for Great Falls Genealogy Society to get done before then. Submitted by Larry D Spicer GFGS President,Lewis Clark County Genealogy Society Helena. Over the last few months the Lewis and Clark County Genealogical Society meetings have consisted. of a demonstration by Gale Kramlick using 3 different genealogical sites on Facebook Genealogy I. need your help Photo Restoration Free Service PRFS Free Obituary Lookups Zoe Ann Stoltz historian. from the Montana State Historical Society Library Archives spoke about genealogical resources at the. library archives which include unpublished materials photos published materials i e Montana. newspapers CentiMorgans and other aspects of DNA have been continual topics At one meeting. members shared their Black Sheep Skeletons in the Closet relatives Not everyone had an opportunity to. share so we will repeat the topic for our October meeting At our last meeting Al Stoner and Terry Atwood. demonstrated the website Relationshipfinder org a site thru BYU that matches your FamilySearch tree to. famous people i e authors poets composers Constitution signers Declaration of Independence. signers etc In order to use the site you need to have a tree on Family Search. Submitted by Mary Pitch LCCGS President,Powell County Genealogical Society Deer Lodge. The PCGS meets on the first Thursday of each month at Kohrs Memorial Library at 1 00p m However. this winter was a challenge we had to cancel January February and March meetings due to bad roads. and weather Three of our members live out of town Also three of our members are snowbirds gone. October through March Thanks to Chronicling America they were all able to continue with our indexing. project We are close to completion of extracting the BDM s from our NewNorthwest newspapers 1869. We have also just completed the indexing of Hillcrest Cemetery second oldest in Montana It is all. digitized except for the last corrections which we finished this month It will be available on the. deerlodgecity com web site hopefully by fall We are also looking into the possibility of putting it on our. genealogy page under the state genealogy web site We want it to be free and searchable. April through July meetings included programs consisting of an explanation of the DNA Quick sheets. by Pat Nemeth help with brick wall problems information on Irish Webinars and new computer sites. Megan Thompson brought two scrapbooks of Houses of History including typed histories with each house. photo The photos are the early homes built in Deer Lodge and the valley These were compiled by. Thelma Shaw a deceased member and donated by her daughter P J Wright. We re looking forward to seeing you all at the State Conference. Submitted by Megan Thompson PCGS President,Yellowstone Genealogy Forum Billings. The Forum meets every month except December for educational programs Ann Ferguson. presented Tombstone Symbolism Her handouts included information on headstone abbreviations. cemetery terms and categories of symbols Several days after the program Forum members took a field. trip to Mountview Cemetery in Billings, The annual meeting is held in May Several members discussed research projects genealogy. information on YouTube finding a family member in a book by another name what love letters between. Grandma and Grandpa revealed about the family To celebrate the Forum s 40th anniversary charter. member Louise LaRue gave a history of the Forum It was interesting to learn how research was. completed before computers the Internet and e mail. Who s in your FAN club Information on Friends Associates and Neighbors can give you clues in your. research The Forum viewed a webinar by Elizabeth Shown Mills entitled FNA GPS Genealogical Proof. Standard DNA Problem Solvers Great Trifecta, Ongoing projects indexing obituaries printed in the Billings Gazette Staffing the Genealogy Room at. Billings Public Library and helping patrons with research. On August 1st Holly Hansen and Arlene Eakle will be at the Huntley Project Museum schoolhouse 10. am 4 pm for a Family History Book Fair and free class at 11 am BYO lunch and join in roundtable. discussions with the experts They are offering free consultations with purchase of the research aids. We are excited to host the 2017 MSGS state conference in Billings and look forward to seeing your there. Submitted by P J Smith YGF President,The Library s Vertical Files. Submitted by Karen Huck MSGS Librarian, Vertical Files are located in file cabinets in the back of the Montana State Lewis Clark Genealogical. Library in Helena These are items that are sent to us that are too small to catalog and put out of the. shelves One lady in California cuts out and sends us once a year all the obituaries that she reads that. have Montana roots Both libraries and historical society usually have a vertical file They can be a. treasure trove of information The following is the just the beginning of what is available at the. MSGS LCCGS Library and will be continued in future issues of the Roundup. Adami Jacob Story Banks Betty F Piersall Obit, Adamson Betty Jo Williamson Obit Baptist Mary Elizabeth Betsy Obit. Aiken Cindy see Hansen Arthur Baraby Peggy Jo Erickson Poem by Peg Obit. Albrecht William Obit Baraby see Berube Charles David Obit. Allen Carole Domke Obit Barclay Louis H Obit photo. Allison James Clinton Barker James R Obit, Altenbach Albert Edward Serendipity EHC Barnekoff Delwyn H Obit Funeral Card. Amundson Rev Gerald Obit Barnekoff Curtis Denellda Hanson Wedding Invite photo. Amweg Paul Kenneth Obit Barrett Barbara K Kaber Obit. Anderson Adela Anne Obit Barrett Walter S Obit, Anderson Alice Virginia Funeral program photo Barry Dr Vincent Dean Obit. Anderson Andrew W Marriage Cert photo Barta Sondra Lee Obit photo. Anderson Audrey I Harvey Obit Barter Ralph Guy Obit. Anderson Clara Rudge Obit Bartholomew Florence Luce Obit. Anderson Ernest W Obit photo Bartley Don Carter Obit. Anderson James R Obit photo Barton Family 2 Vol Newsletters. Anderson Larry E Obit Baskin George et al SSDI, Anderson Raymond J Ray Funeral Card Book Bateman Rev F R Obit. Anderson Robert Donna 50th Anniversary Baucus Jean Obit. Anderson Sam Christina Story 1870 Census Baucus Philip E see Stonesifer. Andolsek Frances Marie Funeral Card Bauder Violet Margaret Butch Obit. Anshutz Kathryn E Obit Baylor David F Obit, Andrus William Wyman Wyman Obit Beadle Donald Noel Bud Funeral Card. Armstrong Florence Audrey Billingsley Obit Bean Sam Obit. Armstrong Sally Jo Vranish Obit Beasley Helen Marie McNamee Obit. Arndt Travis M see Stonesifer Beatty George Obit Photo. Arnold Doris Funeral Card Beaulaurier Barbara J Conover Obit photo. Arnold Kenneth Denny Bill Obit Becker Edward F Sr Obit. Arnold Richard R Obit Bedard Andrew D see Stonesifer. Ashby Margery Obit Becker Shane R see Stonesifer, Atkins Travis W see Stonesifer Beers William Jennie M Obits. Auchard Richard Obit Beil Lewis E Obit, Ayers Jacqueline Ann Thomas Obit Benedict E Richard Obit. Ayotte Ella Johnson St Arnaud Obit Benson Robert Charles Bob Obit. Babb Helen Lucille Wolfe Obit Benz Gloria Armel Obit. Babcock Betty News article Berube see Baraby Al Query Research. Bachini Francis Valentino Obit photo Bessette Arline Pedigree Chart. Back John J Obit Bickford Sarah Portrait, Backeberg Bruce B News article Bierwagen Anna Marie Obit. Baehr Rev Joel William Obit Bilbrey Bonnin Historical Wedding. Bailey Shirley Ruth Obit Bird Annie Laurie Article Obit. Bair Alberta Marguerite Entire Newspaper Bittner Frances H Funeral Card. Baird Neil see Fagaly Blackman Lonnie Gary Funeral Card. Bakken Rachel Heppler Serendipity EHC Blankenship Guy W Funeral Notice. Ball John William Obit article more Bloem Nicholas William B Stonesifer. Ballard Briggs Marjorie E Scarborough Obit 1930 Census Blood Mamie and Lou News article. Banderob Charles News article Boettler Bottler Philip Frederick Research Papers Family Tree. Terry Atwood,PO Box 5313,Helena MT 59602,Montana State Genealogical Society. Yellowstone Genealogy Forum,28th ANNUAL STATE,GENEALOGY CONFERENCE. BIG HORN RESORT,BILLINGS MONTANA,September 21 22 23 2017.