A case of Assumption in My Husband's Family History...
Title "A case of Assumption in my husband's family history....".
Description: "My topic is about what I learned from a comment that was ASSUMED about my husband's Grandfather. I began family history research on my own and my husband's ancestors in 1967. Both of our fathers had just deceased and after speaking with family members I learned enough about their Civil War ancestors to propel my immediate visit to the NARA. I DID NOT KNOW anything about how to do genealogy nor did I know about genealogical or historical Societies. I did a lot just by "Thinking what do I need to get and how to get them". I didn't think of them as proof and/or evidence. And, in the course of time, I have learned enough to disprove the one significant assumption made along the way. I will tell you what I have learned and why not to make assumptions. I will also show how I use Scrapbooks to display our family history keepsakes."
Presented by Arlene Taylor
Bio: Arlene has been a member of the HCGS since 2014. She is currently the HCGS Program Chair and previously served as the Vice President. When we were meeting in person, Arlene could be seen setting up the refreshments table (and providing many of the refreshments), passing out attendance sheets, introducing the speakers, etc. She and her husband regularly made the rounds throughout the county posting meeting notices prior to each monthly meeting. Arlene has been generous with her time supporting the HCGS.