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Published: Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 10:48 a.m. CDT

Union County Genealogical Society

The January meeting of Union County Genealogical Society met Jan. 23 at Gibson Memorial Library. Nine members and one guest were in attendance.

Librarian Terry Madison presented the program on English probates and wills. She gave an overview of the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society fall conference she attended in October. Paul Milner was the guest speaker of the conference and one of the topics he discussed was the importance of church records for genealogists. Madison distributed a handout listing genealogy websites she used in the successful research of her English relatives. She gave a PowerPoint demonstration of the Dusty Docs website. She also noted the use of newspaperarchives.com and interlibrary loan as research aides.

Tessa Hull, vice president, presided over the meeting.

D2, a product used to safely clean cemetery stones without killing grass, was discussed. 

Lynn gave the five-minute tidbit on the American Revolution section located in the genealogy room at the library. Although it is a small section, it contains information on soldiers from specific states or who settled in specific states. The book “Summer Soldiers: Survey and Index of Revolutionary War Court Martials, Military Justice and Crimes” was cited for its listings of offenses, names of the soldiers involved and punishments administered. Another work, “Alphabetical List of Battles,” cited all wars from 1754 to 1900 by naming the battle, the state in which it occurred and the date.

The next meeting will be Feb. 27 at the library. The program will be “What Family Are You Stuck On?” Members are reminded to bring their brickwalls. Saundra Leininger will act as timekeeper.

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Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Feb. 1.

Canasta winners were Barb Veitz, first; Cheri Lilly, second; and Barb Bills, third.

Maxine May won the door prize.

Veitz will host cards and chatter Wednesday, Feb. 8.

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