President John Jay conducting the business portion of the meeting.
Members interested in the anecdotes of the presentation.
The hearty members who stayed until the end when the heating failed.
Posted by Ron Setzer
"This Sunday on PBS starts a 2-part Ken Burns series about the Dust Bowl! I plan to watch it. Though I had no family affected by this disaster, I am very curious to learn more about it – both what caused it and also how it impacted those directly affected. The extent of my knowledge are the hardships conveyed in The Grapes of Wrath (by John Steinbeck) which I was required to read in high school. Though I did find it a gripping tale (even if unfathomable to a New Englander) I didn't have the perspective I have now of more fully appreciating how scary natural disasters can be, the hardships that result and the impact on genealogical research which may ensue." [Read more]Richard also provided several websites that talk about genealogical research and that may help if you are doing family research during this period.
|George D. Marks|
|Gian G. Fiorini|
(Source: Thomas MacEntee)