Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wild and Wooly "Gone to Texas" FGS Conference - Tribute to Chuck Knuthson

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward

For those of you that didn't know Chuck Knuthson, well you missed quite a man, friend, member and researcher.  He was a very long time active member of Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society and held many positions on the board of directors. His last office was Programs and was also our delegate to the National Genealogical Conferences. (FGS & NGS)

Federation of Genealogical Societies writes: 

The Chuck Knuthson Memorial Lecture honors Chuck Knuthson who served the FGS Board of Trustees as a member, Vice President of Administration, and Treasurer. He was a friend to everyone he met in the genealogical community. A police captain by profession, Chuck also was a professional genealogist who researched for more than thirty years. Chuck's primary genealogical interests included German research and involving young people in family history.

The Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG, will present the Chuck Knuthson Memorial Lecture at this year's FGS Conference. Rev. McDonald discusses why settlers came from Germanic Europe to Texas in "Germans to Texas".   

"I am honored to be presenting the Knuthson Memorial Lecture at FGS in San Antonio," said McDonald.  "Chuck's interest in Germanic genealogy is shared by so many researchers, and I am pleased to be able to extend Chuck's commitment to the field in this manner."

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