PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - October 2022
The October Newsletter is about using newspapers in our genealogy research. Recently the grandson of a former prominent Jacksonville resident contacted SGES and asked us for information regarding his grandfather. Past newspaper sources were essential to our SGES researchers in locating little known information about the grandfather who was a past member of the Jacksonville City Council. I will share more of how this story unfolded at our SGES November meeting.
Michael Ports gave an excellent presentation entitled, “Free Persons of Color,” at our SGES September meeting. Michael has written five books on this subject and the SGES library has this collection on our shelves. Please feel free to visit the SGES Library and explore these volumes in researching your family history.
Our SGES monthly meeting for October will be held on Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 am in the South Mandarin Branch Library located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard in Jacksonville. Our speaker will be Susan Swiatosz, Head of Special Collections and University Archives, at the University of North Florida. She will be speaking on "Preserving Your Family Photographs."
Carol Clay, President
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