Highlights of Previous Months Meetings


July 2018 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on July 10, 2018.  The meeting opened at 7:10 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Martin J. Hula presented his documentary “Life in a Coal Mining Town in the 1940’s.”

Society business was not conducted.

The annual picnic will be at the Woolrich Park, Pavilion # 1, 6:00 p.m., August 14, 2018.

The next meeting will be September 11, 2018.
 

June 2018 Highlights

We did not conduct business at the June meeting.
 

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May 2018 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on May 8, 2018.  The meeting opened at 7:10 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The group was reminded of The Good Old Days celebration in Booneville on Saturday, May 12th.

Rick Venezia presented his lecture.  Emerald Isle Express:  Researching Irish Ancestors.

The meeting ended at 9:00 p.m.  Business was not conducted due to the length of the presentation.

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April 2018 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on April 10, 2018.  The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found all officers present.

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

A Pay Pal account will be established for paying dues and publications.  Purchasing a Square for credit card purchases of publications at events will be considered.

Problems with Pennsylvania sales tax on publication orders were resolved.  The order form states that postage is taxable, and tax is to be paid by Pennsylvania residents only.  Tax will be due on non-residents purchasing publications at events in Pennsylvania.

A space at the Flaming Foliage Festival will be reserved for Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Chapman Township Secretary sent a notice about the Keller and Darby Memorial Park, North Bend.  A dedication ceremony will be July 15th at 2:00 p.m.  She also requested genealogical information about the Keller and Darby families.  The event will be published in the Newsletter.

Plans for attending the Gold Old Days event, May 12th at Booneville, were made.

A way for the Society to have an exhibit at the Clinton County Fair is open to discussion.

A donation will be made to the Highland Cemetery Association.  The donation will be in lieu of a speaker’s fee to Dave Wallace for his Highland Cemetery presentation at the March 2018 meeting.

The church records project is progressing.

The scheduled speaker for the May meeting is Rick Venezia.  His lecture will be Emerald Isle Express:  Researching Irish Ancestors.

The Sugar Valley Historical Society will speak at the June meeting.  The topic will be the Loganton Fire.

The 305th Ambulance Company, Clinton County, was discussed.  The Society is seeking identities of members in photos of the group taken during their service in World War I.

Melissa Smith gave a presentation about her Bechdel relatives in Blanchard during the 1700 and 1800’s

No further business.

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March 2018 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on March 13, 2018.  The meeting opened at 7:05 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found all officers present.

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

The new Map Atlas publication was presented.  It is designated AT02 and is now on sale for $40.00 to non-members and $38.00 to members.

The church records project is moving forward.  A volunteer in Florida is proofreading.

More brochures were printed and will be included in publication orders to non-members.  The CD supplier was contacted and orders for inventory replacement will be made.

The business meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m. and was followed by the featured speaker.

Dave Wallace was the featured speaker for the meeting and his presentation was the Highland Cemetery in Lock Haven.

No further business.



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February 2018 Highlights


The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on February 13, 2018.  The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found the Treasurer/Corresponding Secretary absent.

The Secretary’s report was read and accepted.

A Treasurer’s report was not presented.

The Map Project is almost complete and will be designated AT02 on the publications list.  Cost will be $40.00 to non-members and $38.00 to members.

Publication mailing fees will now be $4.00 for books and $3.00 for CDs.  $1.50 will be charged for each additional publication.

The church records project is moving forward.

Future programs were discussed.  Dave Wallace will present Highland Cemetery in March.  Bob Schadt will present Irish Settlements, possibly in April.

Photos of unknown individuals will be published in the newsletter to seek identities.

Several members agreed to attend the Good Old Days event at Booneville on Saturday May 12th.  An email will be sent to members prior to the event.

The Jersey Shore newspapers project was discussed.

More new publications by the Society was a topic of discussion.

A query about the McCormick family in the area was received.  The member list will be checked for possible contacts with an interest in the family.

The Centre County Genealogical Society May 19, 2018 meeting, featuring Judy G. Russell, was discussed.  Brochures were passed to the group.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

The business meeting was followed by a Karen Aucker presentation.  Her subjects were The Tiadaghton Elm, Pine Creek and The Fair Play Men.

Next Meeting:  March 13, 2018

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January 2018 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on January 9, 2018.  The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found all officers present.

Officers for 2018 are:  Justin Houser, President; Karen Aucker, Vice President; Storres Myers, Secretary; Joyce Diehl, Treasurer; Joyce Diehl, Corresponding Secretary.

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

The Society has a new member who is a descendant of Jerry Church.  The information will be published in the Newsletter.

The following conferences were announced:

North Hills Genealogists, Wexford, PA.  Family History Conference, March 23rd and 24th, 2018.  Additional information can be found at www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org.

National Genealogical Society, Arlington, VA.  2018 Family History Conference, May 2 thru May 5, 2018.  Additional information can be found at www.ngsgenealogy.org.

Centre County Genealogical Society. Family History Conference, featuring Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist, May 19, 2018.  Additional information can be found at www.centrecountygenealogy.org/2018-family-history-conference/.

Unfinished business: 

The Map Project was proof read.  Corrections will be copied to a program that will sort them alphabetically.

Volunteers are needed to transcribe Renovo Trinity Lutheran Church records.

Volunteers are needed to proof read church records.

The Newspapers Project is moving forward.  The Lycoming County Genealogical Society expressed an interest in helping with the project.

The Society agreed to participate in the Good Old Days Celebration, May 12, 2018, at the Booneville Campground.

Payment of 2018 member dues was announced.

A query about the Schroeder family, German immigrants to Clinton County in 1892 and 1893, was answered.

Ideas about speakers should be directed to the new Vice President.  Future speakers are:  Dave Wallace, Highland Cemetery, in March.  A combined meeting with the Clinton County Historical Society in October is planned.  August will be the picnic and December will be the Christmas gathering.

No further business.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

Next Meeting:  February 13, 2018.


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November  2017 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on November 14, 2017.  The meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found all officers present.

The scheduled speaker for the meeting was Robert Schadt.  The title of his topic was “Martha McKague Comes Home”.  The subject was how he reclaimed the remains of a cousin from an Oregon Hospital where they were held since the 1920’s.  A short business meeting was held prior to his presentation.

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

The church records project is almost done.  A message will be sent to get volunteers for transcribing and proofreading.  Records from Phelps Chapel and Charlton Churches have been photographed.  Renovo Trinity Episcopal Church records will be photographed on December 2nd.

The map atlas project will be converted from Microsoft Publisher to PDF and placed on a flash drive.  The PDF will be used to create an index.  The project can be sent to the publisher when the index is complete.

Issues of the Jersey Shore Herald and Evening News will be photographed.  Volunteers to initiate the project came forward.

The annual Christmas party will be 6:00 pm at Stella A’s December 12th.  A sign up list was passed around.

Election for Vice President and Treasurer/Corresponding Secretary were held.  Karen Aucker was elected Vice President and Joyce Diehl was elected Treasurer/Corresponding Secretary.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 pm.



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October  2017 Highlights


The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on October 10, 2017.  The meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found the Vice President absent.

The scheduled speaker for the meeting was Ian Lowen, Environmental Interpreter for the Pennsylvania State Parks.  His topic was the Early Families of Kettle Creek.  A short business meeting was held prior to his presentation.

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

The Church Records Project is a work in progress.

Members will meet to determine what is needed to complete the Maps Publication.

Candidates for Vice President were solicited.  The current Corresponding Secretary/Treasurer agreed to remain if no one is willing to accept the position.

Flaming Foliage vendor set-up was discussed.

The key to the storage room in the Poorman Building was discussed.

The CD mailing fee was discussed.  The mailing package will be changed and a new shipping fee will be determined.

No further business:  The business meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm.



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September  2017 Highlights

The Clinton County Genealogical Society met on September 12, 2017.  The meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call found the Treasurer/Corresponding Secretary absent.

The Secretary’s report was read.

A Treasurer’s report was not available.

Volunteering for the Flaming Foliage Festival was discussed.  New order forms for the event will be produced.  A core group of volunteers will meet at the Poorman Building at 7:00 am Saturday.

The map project was discussed.  Issues with the imaging will be worked out and portions of the maps will be re-photographed.  Names to be indexed will be sent to volunteers in a few weeks.

The church records project is progressing.  Permission to copy the former Renovo Trinity Episcopal Church records was given.  More Avis church records is a possibility.  Most of the Renovo records are transcribed.  A few pages were missed and a trip to get the missing pages will be planned.  Most of the Lock Haven Lutheran records are transcribed and ready for proof-reading.  The volume of Lutheran Church newspaper will be reviewed.  The possibility of accessing more church records in Clinton County was discussed. 

The Penn State Library wants to partner with the Society to use the photographed Jersey Herald papers in a new project.

Election of Vice President and Treasurer will be in November.  The current Vice President will step down at the end of this term.  A request for Vice President nominees was made
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No further business:  The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.




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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.  




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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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