On Saturday, March 20, 2021, the Mississippi Genealogical Society held its meeting at the Brandon Suites conference room in Brandon, Mississippi. Five of our officers met prior to the society meeting. Take-aways from both meeting include the following:
- SAVE THE NEW DATE!!! Our annual seminar has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 17, 2021. Lisa Louise Cooke (https://lisalouisecooke.com/) will be our presenter. Once our location is finalized, we will send out all the details.
- The next MGS meeting will be Saturday, May 15, 2021 and we have great hopes of meeting in-person. We are working on locations as COVID restrictions lift and will let everyone know ASAP. We will also provide either Zoom or Facebook Live (or both) options for those who are unable to attend for any reason.
- Our May meeting should be our officers election meeting. Positions are President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Historian, and Parliamentarian. All society members are eligible to hold these positions. We hope that anyone with a desire to serve will step forward and offer their possible service. We also have committees that needs participation. We will be sending out more information about this in coming days.
- The National Genealogical Society Annual Conference is May 17 – 21, 2021. Mississippi Genealogical Society officers are planning to participate in this conference and strongly encourage all MGS members to do so as well. One of the days of the conference (May 21st) will be dedicated to societies and is for all society members. For anyone who would like to take a more active role in this or any historical or genealogical society, this is a great opportunity to gain insight and skills. Moreover, as a researcher, the NGS conference has much to offer researchers of all skill levels and experience. Check out the website and conference details — https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
One of the most important take-aways from this meeting was how much we enjoyed being together and talking about stories. We spoke of ancestors and people we only know by name and how much we love the stories of people. We hope to start sharing stories, as many as we can gather. We will share on this website and in the newsletter and then further afield as this effort grows. If you are willing to share these stories, please reach out to me (Erin) personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More news as it happens…