The Gladwin County Genealogy Society

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The Gladwin County Genealogy Society
Family Research Center
Quarterly
Winter 2011
Volume 01
Issue 1
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MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE $15.00 PER PERSON OR HOUSEHOLD (SAME FAMILY)
2011. DUES CAN BE PAID ON OR BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING JAN 8TH, 2011.
FOR
GENEALOGICAL ROOM HOURS:
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Other times by pre-arranged appointment – Call 989-426-1347
NOTE: THE GENEALOGY ROOM IS CLOSED WHEN THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED FOR
HOLIDAYS. WHEN GLADWIN COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED BECAUSE OF WEATHER
CONDITIONS, THE GENEALOGY ROOM WILL BE CLOSED AS WELL.
Meeting Schedule and Program Listing:
Meeting every 2nd Saturday of the month, in the Genealogical Family Research room, 2 nd
Floor of the Gladwin County District Library, 420 James Robinson Drive, Gladwin,
Michigan (behind Pamida) at 10:00 a.m..
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Our experienced Mom will care for your child. Fenced yard, meals and snacks
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Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children.
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Man wanted to work in dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.
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RESEARCH ROOM EXCLUSIVE
We have something recently new and very exciting happening at the genealogical room. The
Gladwin Record Newspapers from 1878 to 1950 have been digitized and now are available on
the computers in our room. Eventually 1951 to 2009 will be available also. That means that you
just type in the information you are looking for and it will search all the papers you have asked to
look in and find that information anywhere it is located. Example: I knew that my husbands’
family came to Gladwin County about 1918-1920. I selected the years to look in, typed in
Patteen and found several locations (newspaper dates) for that name. Here is what I found. Under
FISHER’S CROSSING – Henry G. Patteen of McClure, Ohio, visited W. S. Cornell’s last week
and while here purchased the J. T. Hildreth farm at Lyle. It was quite a find for me and so much
easier than looking through a whole lot of microfilm’s for information. Another example: While
researching I was able to hook up with a distant cousin. While visiting me I found out that his
wife’s family was from this area. She gave me a picture of her family standing near a gas station.
She was told that it was the first one in the area. Looking for more information we found that the
Ordiway family did have a gas station here, where it was located and much, much more. What a
wonderful find for them. It’s a great new resource for our area. COME AND TAKE IT FOR A
RIDE, OUR TIME MACHINE TO THE PAST.
COMMENTS FROM THE EDITOR, RANDI PATTEEN
A new year has started and it’s time to pay dues again. We sure had a busy year last year. Our
many volunteers kept busy with projects to add to the resources you have available for use. They
kept the doors open for the many people coming in needing help or just doing research. They
were available for emails, calls and letters asking for information. They were out at cemeteries,
at all hours of the day and evening, reading grave stones, comparing records and indexing them
on the computer. Faithful people keeping all the equipment in good condition and running. (Let
me see! How many times did I need to have someone show me how to get where I wanted to be
on that crazy computer, AGAIN). Project: Copying and indexing funeral home records. They
were making hard copies of Seeking Michigan Deaths from 1897 – 1920, for those who don’t
have computers. We elected officers to help us run. We have many volunteers using whatever
ability they have to help out. We have purchased books, with information from around the world.
We have available Ancestry and other purchased web sites available. Soooo…many projects, too
many to mention. THANK YOU!!!! Everyone whether you dropped off something, became a
member, keep equipment going, used your experience to help someone here, are an officer,
attend meetings, donating time, donating money, pay that 25c for copies (helps with expenses),
whatever, YOU are appreciated.
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Church Bloopers
Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary Methodist. Come
hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter put out this notice in their Fall 2010 letter. As
you can see there are a lot of new databases that can be searched by index. The records are
available at Family History Centers. We’re a Family History Center and are available to help in
getting the records you need from the indexes you have researched.
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MAY YOU HAVE GREAT SUCCESS IN
YOUR ON GOING SEARCH FOR YOUR ANCESTORS
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