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Legacy Newsletter - April 2014

Legacy Newsletter - April 2014

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Quarterly newsletter from the Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society.
Quarterly newsletter from the Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society.

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From The President
Today, I have a few thoughts to place at your door as we form the vision of tomorrow for SGES. May is National Preservation Month and with that connection in mind,
The Jacksonville Planning and Development Department, Historic Preservation Section,
 presents their annual awards ceremony during the month. At the past meeting of SGES, I disclosed to those present, SGES was  placed in the nomination for selection of the Annual Historic Preservation Award. The award is open to any individual, organization or agency that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in historic preservation within Duval County. The considered related projects necessitated completion within the
last two years. A jury of professionals from the elds of architecture, land
-scape architecture, archaeology, history, government, private industry,  planning, education and historic preservation judged and evaluated the nominations.  Nine categories existed for receipt of awards. Directly from the JHPC’s statement:
“This special event serves as the Commision’s contribution to a month of activities recognizing and celebrating preservation efforts and cultural resources that promote Jacksonville’s history. “
The JHPC mission statement:
• To recognize outstanding local achievements in the eld of historic
 preservation To stimulate greater public awareness and understanding of historic
 preservation efforts and their benets to the City of Jacksonville
 To encourage excellence in the design and planning of projects affecting the City’s historic resources and heritage
The Awards Ceremony will be held in the evening, at the Jacksonville Public Library, on May 8th and I am more than proud to say, in light of fty
(50) years of service to the community,
The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society, Inc. will be a recipient of a Historic Preservation Award
. Recognition was achieved in three areas: cemetery efforts and reports to
the Jacksonville City Council on conditions of cemeteries; ongoing, estab
-lished library with publications to our members, and our new and improved website where we have recently placed our complete library catalog and
N E W S L E T T E R O F The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society
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SGES Programs for 2014
All meetings are at
10:15 am
at the
 Mandarin Public Library
3330 Kori Road, Jacksonville,
FL, unless otherwise noted  below.
May 10, 2014, Denise Olson
“Organizing and Managing Your Research with Evernote”
June 14, 2014 Dr. Ronnie Bateh
“Ramallah – Immigration/Integration”
July 12, 2014 Gaylord Bridegan, CPE
“Using DNA in Your Genealogy Research”
August 9, 2014 Jo Ann Murray
“My Genealogy Research in Germany”
Sept 13, 2014 Tour leader Darrell Goss Southern History Museum
“Southern History Museum Tour”
October 11, 2014
“Family History Month”  program TBA
 From the President, continued 
individual, non-commercial, cemetery internments, not to forget, the anniver-
sary of fty years of community service.In receiving any recognition, it is always teamwork by many unsung
individuals that promote the organization. I cannot personally name each
individual that served to receive this honor, as we would start fty years ago and come forward, but, as your President, I humbly give back to you the esteem for receipt of this award. Thank you for your devotion to genealogy, history and the community. You serve well. Thank you members.
In changing the subject, the National Genealogy Society is hosting their annual meeting in Richmond, Virginia. The 2014 Family History
Conference is 7-10 May with 175 lectures available from nationally known speakers. Besides genealogy, there are social events and tours of Richmond
are available.As we move more deeply into the technology era, I recently noticed for Southerners, the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) have webinars
for members. These are lectures by national speakers on North Carolina
research. Since many of you are North Carolina researchers, I felt this would be of much interest to you. These webinars are available online, anytime to members.
 Not forgetting the North, the well-known Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) will offer its week-long institute in two locations this year: Pittsburgh, 2-25 July, and Orchard Lake, Michigan, 3-8 August. It is
“GRIP” on the Road. Enjoy these beautiful spring days and we will see you at our May meeting featuring a discussion on use of Evernote, a free organization and storage tool
for your notes and les. There are versions for multiple platforms (Windows,
Mac, Phones-both IOS and Android). Getting down to basics, since genealo-gists are such collectors “of paper” this is a great tool for source citations and
notes with images. Be at the meeting to ask your individual questions. More
information at www.sgesjax.org your information source.Yours for growing trees,Elizabeth “Betty” Poag ReedPresident, SGES
2014 Ofcers
Executive Board:
President Betty ReedFirst Vice President
Dan Winko
Second Vice President Michael LawsonTreasurer David BahnRecording Secretary Valerie BennettCorresponding Secretary Jeanne Carter Historian Jon FergusonParliamentarian Don DuClose
2014 Committee Chairpersons:
Bylaws, Policies and Procedures
Dick Cardell
Cemeteries Jon FergusonEditorial Liz DuCloseEducation Jeanne DavisLegacy Project Connie BradshawLibrary Carla MellottLogistics Jon FergusonMembership
Elizabeth Stoefer 
Public Relations Aretta MattoxSeminars
Mike Lawson
Technology Keys Rhodes
 Denise Olson
November 8, 2014
Special Program and Annual Business Meeting
December 13, 2014
Annual Holiday Party
Thank You…
to members who provided refreshments at recent meetings: Connie Bradshaw,
Mike Lawson, Becky Frisbee,
Jon Ferguson, Alzina Warner
and Jim McKenney
In Memory of Fay Holt Doling
We have recently learned that Fay Holt Doling passed away in Winter Haven on August 30, 2012. She was one
of our stanch members who could be depended upon to do anything we needed. She was a former legal secretary
and accountant. She knew legal forms like the back of
her hand. She joined us when she moved here to reside with her daughter. Following her local daughter’s death
she moved to Winter Haven, rst sharing a home with
another daughter, then getting her own apartment. Fay was born on September 28, 1926.
Fond memories of Fay ow back to the times she shared with us in the library. What a joy it was to work with her. We’ve missed her.
Memorial for Perry N. Medlock 
Perry Medlock passed away on Saturday, April 12,
2014 at age 96. His birthday was November 18, 1917.
He was born to Robert and Pearl Medlock in
Gaylesville, AL. Perry served SGES as President for eight one-year terms in the 1980s and 1990s. He taught the Beginners’ Genealogy Class for years. He and few others held the organization together when only a little help was
available. We owe him much credit.
His wife died several years ago. He is survived by one
son, Gerald, and one daughter, Nancy Wilkison
and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our condolences are extended to the family.
Memorial for Edward Albert Mueller
Our illustrious, long time member, Ed Mueller, passed away on April 11, 2014, at age 90. His birth date was May 12, 1923. He had contributed so many articles for
our quarterly, primarily connected with the steam boats
that plied the St. Johns River. History connected to  boating was his hobby with the highest interest. Ed left us several articles on a CD which we plan to publish.
The Jacksonville Maritime Museum will never be the
same now that he is gone. He donated hundreds of boat/
maritime books, etc. to them and devoted many hours as
director, curator, writer, steamboat expert and  philanthropist.He was a retired Lieutenant Commander in the Navy. He was on active duty from 1943-45, then on Naval Reserves for about 20 years.Our condolences are extended to his wife of
60 years, Margaret “Peg”; one son, Lynn;
one daughter, Karen Myers and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memory of Dora North
At 99, Dora North was in an age by herself. She was one of the older generation…one that we will
cherish forever. She was loved by all who knew her. She never spoke evil about anyone. Her church and family were her rst loves, but she had a host of neighbors who were like family too. She knew every
-one in Maxville where she spent her entire married life. Her interest in genealogy was established long ago before many of us were born. She dearly loved to collect obits, family histories, cemetery records, etc.
She was quick to share with anyone interested.
SGES has often been blessed with a box or two. She could hold you spellbound for long periods of time with her recollections.Her life stretched from October 16, 1914 to March
13, 2014. She was a Wellhausen. She was a widow of
John North. She is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, etc. She was laid to rest next to her husband in Long Branch Cemetery, Clay County, FL.
Memorial Gifts
In light of the passing of four of our dear members, I felt it appropriate to remind everyone of our usual
 procedure to recognize and acknowledge the
dedication of our passing members serving genealogy.
The SGES orders and places a new book into the
library with a forward label indicating “In Memory Of __” The family is sent a letter from the Society notifying family members of the placement of the
 book. Friends and acquaintances often make a
memorial monetary gift(s) to the library in lieu of
owers. The family members, again, are notied
of each gift recognizing their loved ones. As we are a 501(c)3 corporation, the monetary gifts are tax deductible. Please contact your tax advisor
with any questions. Already we miss our friends.

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