Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Local Societies" 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy, Week 13

Week #13 – Local Societies: Local genealogical and historical societies are the lifeblood of genealogy. Members and volunteers give their time and money to preserve local history and promote family history. Tell us about a local society for which you are thankful. This challenge runs from Sunday, March 25, 2012 through 31.

Root Cellar member Marsha is thankful for Mr. Bruce Robertson of the Barton County (Missouri) Genealogical Society.  Marsha said:
[Bruce] really went out of his way to help me.  He searched for newspaper articles when searching could only be performed on microfilm/fiche.  He actually walked the cemetery TWICE, having to go back because the snow covered the gravesites!  He then sent me photographs of those cemeteries.  He was amazing.  We connected for months in his researching my Albright & Edwards ancestors.
The genealogical society may no longer be operating.  Their website was last updated in January 2008.  However Bruce is shown as the “New Barton County Coordinator”  contact e-mail brucer73@sbcglobal.net for Barton County MoGenWeb.  I am pleased to gave him kudos on the blog or wherever.  He is one terrific person.
Thank you Marsha for sharing your successes with a genealogical society and to Bruce Robertson for going above and beyond.

Tell us about a local society or organization that helped you in your genealogical research.  Send information to rootcellarsgs@gmail.com.

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy is a series created by Amy Coffin.

posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond 

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