Newsletter of the Genealogy Club

of the Metuchen Edison Historical Society


A Message from Jim Conlon, President

I am pleased to report that the Genealogy Club's new Open Workshop format is working extremely well. We do not take minutes, we just discuss genealogy. During the meetings, long-term members continue to share information and find they also get new ideas. New Members ask interesting questions, get answers, and share their research with the group.

The Big Subject, of course, is the Internet where dozens of websites have opened to make genealogists' work much easier. Even the Mormon library has opened it's doors to the Internet. The printed issue of the Newsletter lists many Internet Resources. Hope you will try every one of them.

In the coming year we will continue with Open Workshop meetings and encourage newcomers to attend. Monthly workshops are not limited to discussions of topics listed on the next page. Topics are offered only as guides, and meetings are open to all sorts of discussions. Also, please be assured that conducting Open Workshop meetings does not preclude the possibility of inviting good speakers. We welcome your suggestions.

President James Conlon
First Vice President Carmen Collins
Second Vice President Vivian Hight
Treasurer Sylvia Taylor
Corresponding Secretary Rita Halpin


1999-2000 Schedule of Genealogy Meetings and Programs

September 21, 1999
Metuchen Library, 1:00 P.M.

Open Workshop - Gathering and Organizing Information. Pedigree Charts & Family Worksheets.

October 19, 1999
Metuchen Library, 1:00 P.M.

Open Workshop - Looking at local & State Records. Courthouse, Vital Statistics, Probate and Wills, Birth, Marriage and Death Records.

November 16, 1999
Metuchen Library, 1:00 P.M.

Open Workshop - How to search Government Info.:Archives, Census, Pension, Military & Immigration.

December 14, 1999 - Internet Workshop or Luncheon (if interest exists)
January/February - No Meetings
February 6, 2000
Sunday @ Metuchen Library

Local History Day (Watch for flier with more details)

March 21, 2000
Metuchen Library, 1:00 P.M.

Open Workshop - How to search Church Records, Cemeteries, Old Newspapers and Organization Records.

April 18, 2000
Metuchen Library, 1:00 P.M.

Open Workshop - How to use LDS libraries and find Immigrant Passenger lists. Dealing with other Countries.

May 16, 2000
Metuchen Library, 1:00 P.M.

Open Workshop Using Computers for Genealogy. Writing and Publishing a Family History

[In the event of inclement weather, call the Metuchen Library 632-8526 for meeting cancellation information.]

Genealogy Club Committees

Membership Tyreen & Steven Reuter
Historian Janet Phillips
Publicity Joan Leis
Newsletter Carmen Collins
Mailings/Newsletters & Notices Edith Guattery
Public Researcher Rita Halpin
Programs Vivian Hight

1998-1999 Genealogy Club

Middlesex County Genealogy

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