Highlights of Previous Months Meetings



August 2017 Highlights


The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on August 8, 2017.  The meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found all officers present.

The Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports were read and accepted.

A thank you letter from the Lycoming County Genealogical Society for donating and indexing will books was discussed.

A new member was introduced.  His name and address will be published in the Newsletter.

A query about Steven Collins was discussed.

The map project was discussed.  Some formatting changes will be made and the project will be ready for indexing.

The church record files will be uploaded to DropBox for members to access and review.  The Saint Luke’s Church records are on flash drive and spread sheet.  They will be shared with anyone who will help proof read the records.

A presentation by Ted Bainbridge, Colorado, followed the business meeting.  His topic was how to find Civil War Soldiers on the internet.  







June 2017 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on June 13, 2017.  The meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found the Treasurer/Corresponding Secretary absent.

Joyce A. Furfaro, Ph.D., was the featured speaker.  Her presentation was “Basics of Genetic Genealogy:  Using DNA to Find or Confirm Your Lineage.”

Business was deferred to the August 8, 2017 Meeting.  The next meeting will be July 11, 2017 with Ted Bainbridge as the featured speaker.  Ted is from Colorado and his topic will be “Finding Civil War Soldiers on the Internet.

The annual picnic will be July 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Woolrich Park.  Members and non-members are urged to attend.  Please bring an individual place setting and a dish to pass.


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May 2017 Highlights


The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on May 9, 2017.  The meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found the Vice President absent.

A Speaker was not scheduled for this meeting

The Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports were read and accepted.

A field trip to the Pennsylvania Archives in Harrisburg will be considered. 

The church records project is progressing.  A Saint Luke’s folder will be placed in the Drop Box to be shared by volunteers willing to help transcribe the records.

The May 2nd map project meeting was discussed.  The 1969 map will be re-photographed, the layout finished, indexed, and table of contents completed.  The 1857 map images will be rearranged.  A call for volunteers to index the project will be made when the 1869 map is re-photographed.

A speaker for the June meeting is considered.  The meeting will be advertised when the arrangements are final.  The annual picnic will be July 11th at 6:00 pm in the Woolrich Park.  A pavilion will be reserved.  The picnic will be moved to July to allow member Ted Bainbridge, Colorado, to speak at a meeting in August.  His topic will be finding Civil War Soldiers on the internet. 

Publications prices on the web site will be changed to be the same as the newsletter.

The surname index will be dropped from the website.  Surnames will be published in the newsletter starting in January 2018.  New and renewing members will be given the option to have their contact and research information published.

Next Meeting:  June 13, 2017.




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April 2017 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on April 11, 2017.  The meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found the Vice President absent.

Johnathan Stayers, Supervisor of Reference Services, The Pennsylvania State Archives, was the featured speaker.  A brief business meeting was held before his presentation.

The Secretary’s report was read and accepted.

The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.  The Treasurer reported that all 2016 records were presented for audit.

Drafts the 1857 and 1869 maps atlas project were presented.  The 1857 map was cut and pasted as a gallery with Lou Bernard histories of buildings, people’s names and business directories.  One draft of the 1869 map with names, not pasted like the 1857 map, includes Flemington and Lock Haven Business Directories.  The second format has horizontal and larger page size.  All of the material will be reviewed by a committee at the library.

It was noted that prices of publications differ between the website and the newsletter.  A review of the surname index and how it is being used was presented.  The publications prices and surname index will be topics for future discussion.

Next Meeting:  May 9, 2017.

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February 2017 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on February 14, 2017.  It was the first meeting of 2017.  The January meeting was cancelled due to bad weather.  The meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found the Treasurer/Corresponding Secretary absent.

A speaker was not scheduled for this meeting.

The Secretary’s report was read and accepted.

A Treasurer’s report was not read.

Correspondence:

A space at the Flaming Foliage Festival will be reserved for Saturday October 14, 2017.

    A query about David Goodfellow, buried in Hollidaysburg and born in Dunnstable Township will be answered.

Old Business:

Transcribing Church Records is progressing.  All records from the Trinity Lutheran Church, Avis, were photographed and the 500 images are stored on the Dropbox for review.

    Examples of what is available for publication in the Lock Haven Map Atlas were presented.  Some sections of the map will be scanned or re-photographed.  The photos and text will be laid out on large paper and the CCGS will then help index, alphabetically, names from the map transcript.  Histories of the featured buildings will be pursued.

New Business:

    A member received a copy of the book, Call Me Gaz.  It will be donated to the Ross Library.

    1880’s Dunnstable Township school records were found in storage and will be placed in the Poorman Building storage area following a review by CCGS members.

Future Meetings:

    Johnathan Stayers, Supervisor of Reference Services, The Pennsylvania State Archives, will be the featured speaker at the April 11, 2017 meeting.

No further business:

Next Meeting:  March 14, 2017.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.


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November 2016 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on November 8, 2016.  The meeting opened at
7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found all officers present.

A speaker was not available for this meeting.

The Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports were read and accepted.

The President, Secretary and Corresponding Secretary were reelected to terms ending in 2018.

Old Business:

    The Lock Haven Lutheran Church records project is progressing with help from two     volunteers.

    Indexing and organizing of the 1857 and 1869 maps is complete.  The 1857 map material     was sent to a publisher.

    The incorporation process was discussed.  Liability insurance will be researched and     presented at the January 2017 meeting.

    The Renovo Lutheran Church records are transcribed and are in the proofreading stage.      Two pages are missing and a volunteer will photograph them.

New Business:

    The Flaming Foliage exhibit was a success.  A 1911 Jacob Huff collection of clippings     was obtained at the event and creating a publication from the clippings was discussed.

Upcoming meetings:

    The Christmas dinner will be December 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm, Stella A’s, Main Street,     Lock Haven.  Lou Bernard will be the featured speaker.

    Next Meeting will be January 10, 2017

No further business:

    The meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm



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September 2016 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on September 13, 2016.  The meeting opened at
7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found the Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary absent.

James Biedler was the featured speaker for this meeting.  His presentation was searching German church records on line.

The Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports were read and accepted.

Correspondence:

    A Peters family letter from the World War II era was received and will be published in     the newsletter.

Old Business:

    Lock Haven Lutheran Church records is progressing with help from a new volunteer.

    Indexing and organizing of the 1857 and 1869 maps is complete.  Publishing cost will be     determined and publishing might be finished in 2016.

    The incorporation documents are not organized.  Incorporation will be discussed at a     meeting with the Secretary present

    The Society is looking for volunteers at the Flaming Foliage display, October 15th.

New Business:

    Virtual communications with the Renovo Heritage Park was discussed.

Upcoming meetings:

    The October meeting will be Sunday, October 9, at 2:00 pm in the Poorman Building and     will be combined with the Clinton County Historical Society meeting. 

No further business:


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July 2016 Highlights


The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on July 12, 2016.  The meeting opened at
7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found the Vice President absent.

A speaker was not available for this meeting.

The Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports were read and accepted.

Queries for burials in Clinton County and Card Catalog entries at the Ross Library were answered

Cemeteries:

    Native American burial grounds in the Renovo area will be added to the list of cemeteries     in Clinton County.

    Reference to a cemetery in the Keating Mountain area was found in a 1909 deed.  The     Society will search for the location.

Old Business:

    Renovo Zion Lutheran Church records from 1881 to 1939 have been transcribed.

    Lock Haven Lutheran Church records is progressing with help from a volunteer.

    Lock Haven Saint Luke’s Church records are transcribed to 1975.

    Indexing and organizing of the 1857 map is complete.  Images from the 1869 map will be     reviewed.

    Books and publications stored in the Poorman Building were moved to another room.

    The incorporation document was discussed.  A plan and flow chart will be presented by     the President at the September meeting.

New Business:

    Election of President, Secretary and Recording secretary will be in December 2016.      Nominations for the positions will be made in the November meeting.

    The Society is looking for volunteers at the Flaming Foliage display, October 15.

    Family Search will have a 72 hour index marathon July 15, 16 and 17th.

Upcoming meetings:

    The annual picnic will be August 9 at 6:00 pm in the Woolrich Park. 

    Jim Biedler will present searching German Church records on line at the September 13th     meeting. 

    The October meeting will be Sunday, October 9, at 2:00 pm in the Poorman Building and     will be combined with the Historical Society meeting. 

    A speaker has not been found for the November 8 meeting. 

    The Christmas party will be December 13 at 6:00 pm, Stella A’, Lock Haven.

No further business:

Next Meeting:  September 13, 2016.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm.




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June 2016 Highlights


The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on June 14, 2016.  The meeting opened at
7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found all officers present.

Steve Zimmerman was the speaker was for this meeting.  He was the director of the former family History Center at the LDS Church on Route 64.  He discussed how members and non-members of the church can index records to be viewed on the FamilySearch website.

The Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports were read and accepted.

Corresponding Secretary:

    She received correspondence from a Greensburg, PA, resident requesting research of families in Clinton, Centre and Lycoming Counties.  Society members will work on the list of families and do Lock Haven Court House research.

Cemeteries:

    Boy Scouts are cleaning up the Swissdale Evangelical Church Cemetery.  The Society will be notified when additional stones are found.

Old Business:

    The 1857 and 1869 map publication is about one month from completion.

    The Lock Haven Lutheran Church records project is progressing.  Help is needed to complete the mammoth project.

    Two of three Renovo Lutheran Church records are complete.

    Forms for incorporation are being completed.

New Business:

    The Society agreed to allow the Clinton County Historical Society to move material stored in the Poorman Building to a smaller room to allow larger display space for the Historical Society.

    Reservations are made for the Christmas party at Stella A’s, Main Street, Lock Haven.  The party will be on December 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm.  Cake will be provided.

No further business:

Next Meeting:  July 12, 2016.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 pm.


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May 2016 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on May 10, 2016.  The meeting opened at
7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found all officers present.

Dana Atkins was the speaker was for this meeting.  He detailed the history of the Transcootac area and the surrounding settlements during the 1800’s and early 1900’s.

The Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports were read and accepted.

Corresponding Secretary:

    The Society has two new members.

Cemeteries:

    The Sugar Valley Cemeteries publication will be revised to give more specific directions     to the Mount Union Cemetery, Greene Township.

Books and Publications:

    The Lock Haven Map publication is a work in progress.

Old Business:

    Saint Luke’s Church, Trinity Lutheran Church and Saint Joseph’s Church, Renovo,     records are works in progress.

    The LDS Church will have a Genealogy Class May 14th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the     Church on Route 64, Mill Hall.

    The society will keep the current web hosting company.  The new email is working.


New Business:

    One query involving Naturalization Records from the Court House was answered.

    Coordination with Renovo organizations was discussed.

    Managing the incoming mail was discussed.

No further business:

    Next Meeting:  May 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm.


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April, 2016 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on April 12, 2016.  The meeting opened at
7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found the President absent.  The Vice President conducted the meeting.

A speaker was not available for this meeting.

The Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports were read and accepted.

Corresponding Secretary:

    The Society has two new members.

Cemeteries:

    The Society will get forms for incorporation and look for cemetery restoration grants.

Books and Publications:

    Publications were ordered to replace inventory sold recently.

Old Business:

    A third floor room in the Ross Library has been reserved for the Genealogy Classes from
    9 am until noon April 23rd and May 7th.

    The curriculum of the Genealogy Class to be presented May 14th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at     the LDS Church was discussed.  Paper record keeping versus computer software and     Family Search Website versus Ancestry.com were discussed.  The digital library     collection available online at the Harold B Lee Library website was recommended.  The     LDS Church will have one weekly two hour session to assist researchers and download     software using the Wi-Fi network.

    Web hosting companies and a new email account were discussed.

New Business:

    A query was received through the Historical Society for birth records in the St. Joseph     Catholic Church, Renovo.  The Society will find a volunteer in the Renovo area to     research the records.

Next Meeting:  May 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.



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March, 2016 Highlights


The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on March 8, 2016.  The meeting opened at 7:00pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.

A speaker was not available for this meeting.

The Secretary and Treasurer reports were read.

Corresponding Secretary:

    The Society has a new member living in California.

    An individual in Johnstown is using the web page to research a family in Clinton County.  Problems with the email addresses on the Society’s web page were discovered and will be resolved.

    The Opera House Map was found to be a 1970 copy.  The original map at the Ross Library will be photographed for the atlas publication.
   
New Business:

    The LDS Church will have a Genealogy Class May 14th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Church on Route 64, Mill Hall.  Admission will be free.  A light lunch will be served.

    The Society will have Genealogy Classes at the Ross Library April 23rd and May 7th.      Admission is free to Clinton County Genealogical Society members.  Nonmembers will pay a $15 fee which will include membership for 2016 and 2017.  Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

Old Business:

    A location at the Flaming Foliage Festival has been confirmed.

    Renovo church records from 1881 to 1998 were photographed.  A volunteer from     Maryland will type them.

    Saint Luke’s Church, Avis Lutheran Church and Mill Hall Methodist Church records are works in progress.

Neighboring News:

    Lycoming County Genealogical Society.  March 19th.  Diane Whitaker Ross Library Director, will talk about Clinton County genealogy.

    Centre County Genealogical Society.  April 7th.  James Beidler.  Searching for a     Pennsylvania German Ancestor.

No further business:

Next Meeting:  April 12, 2016.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm.


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