Regular meetings are the second Tuesday of the Month at 7 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Route 64 near Mill Hall.
All are welcome; program usually accompanied by
short business meeting, open to all
Local genealogist Robert Schadt of Castanea will be the featured speaker at the Clinton County Genealogical Society's meeting on Tuesday, November 14, at 7 p.m. at the Society's usual meeting location, the LDS Church, 8 Noll Drive, Mill Hall (just off Route 64). There is no charge to attend.
Schadt's presentation, "Martha McKague Comes Home," will detail his efforts to reclaim and repatriate the remains of a cousin who died in obscurity in an Oregon hospital in the 1920s. McKague's unclaimed ashes sat on a shelf in the Pacific Northwest for nearly a century until Schadt was able to locate them, claim them, and repatriate them to Pennsylvania, where he is making plans for their interment on her parents' family plot in Clinton County. The talk will highlight how Schadt's family research strategy of compiling and sharing information led to the discovery of McKague's fate and remains, and the challenges he faced in returning his relative home to her final resting place.
Schadt is well-known in genealogical, historical, and community circles. With deep ancestral roots in Clinton County, he was active for decades in the Clinton County Genealogical Society Cemetery Project and compiled an extensive database of county burials. He has also served as the sexton for St. Mary's Cemetery in Lock Haven and in recent years has held several leadership roles in the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
The Clinton County Genealogical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which exists to help the public research their family history. It is not affiliated with any religious organization, and invites the public to attend its meetings which are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at the LDS Church location. The public is always welcome.
December 12 - Annual holiday dinner at Stella’s
Restaurant for our December meeting 6 Pm.
Will post future speakers as they are scheduled.
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