Sunday, January 6, 2013

HCGS Jan 2013 Meeting - spotlight on William G. Pierce

January 12th  was the first society meeting of the New Year.   Due to time constraints an exploration of the website  was not done.  It will be presented and discussed at a later meeting.

New board members and officers were selected for 2013:
   President – Donna Wendt   exp 2014
   Vice President – Kathy Hudson   esp 2014
   Secretary – Martha Reamy   exp 2015 (absent)
   Treasurer – Harriet Hoffman  exp 2015
    Director: Lenore Hansen-Safford exp 2014
    Director: Linda Dubee exp 2015
    Director: Lois Durr exp 2015
Many thanks for the fine work of out going President, Bobby Stevens and Vice-President, Tom Bopp.

Committee are:  Blog: Donna Wendt /  Community Contact:  Martha Reamy  /  Hospitality: Loise Chung / Membership/Refreshment list:  Linda Dubee / Newsletter:  Lois Durr / Website:  Jan Williams 

Visitors provided interesting research challenges they had:  John Belcher from Australia (heard of our Society from U H Hamilton Library)  and Kurt and Fa’a Richter (she is from Tonga)  - ( heard about us at Scot Festival 2012)  -Kurt and Fa'a decided to became members.
John Belcher explaining his family
Kurt and Fa'a Richter  our newest members
Dues was collected and a new pictorial membership directory, created by Linda Dubee, was distributed to the 2013 members.

Lois Durr gave a biography of her GGGrandfather William G. Pierce b. 1805 in NH and who settled in Defiance co., Ohio in 1833.  Her interesting presentation had emphasis on westward migration to Ohio: “Ohio Pioneers – Gateway to the West”.
Lois Durr in pioneer cap discussing her Pierce ancestors of Defiance Co., Ohio

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