Sunday, October 23, 2016

Just Checking In ...

It has been a while since anything has gotten posted to our blog.  Evacuating for Matthew took me away for a week - cleaning up after Matthew took almost a week - and then I left on an excursion to New York City for a week.  I will be back on Seabrook in time for our Wednesday (26 Oct) meeting (providing all modes of transportation are on schedule).

I recently sent two emails to our membership regarding the research project we are going to launch next month with the distribution of workbooks. Fifteen members have signed up to participate - a great response.  I will be posting an announcement in Tidelines to see if we have any "closet" genealogists out there that can be tempted to join us and participate in the project.

The run up to the holidays is always a busy time for all of us, and we will not be meeting on 23 November or 28 December. We will be presenting the research project at the 9 November meeting and hope to have a small, holiday party at the 14 December meeting. Lynn has suspended his Wednesday evening workshop until the beginning of the new year.  It's hard to focus on genealogy with everything else going on this time of year.

I hope all of you have fully recovered from the effects of Matthew. This week's meeting (26 Oct from 1:30-3:30 pm at the Lake House) will include a short presentation on DNA.  Hope to see many of you then!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Evacuated to Greenville

I just wanted to post a quick note to all of our followers who make their home along the coast of South Carolina. I hope that you have evacuated to safety and are safe and snug far away from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. This is my first mandatory evacuation in the fifteen years I have lived on Seabrook, and like all of you, I am watching the progress of this storm and hoping it doesn't cause too much damage and disruption.  I encourage all of you to keep up with the information coming out of your local communities and from the South Carolina Emergency website.  It is equally important to understand when and how you will be able to return to your homes as it was to heed the order to leave.

Stay safe - we look forward to seeing all of you again soon after the danger has passed.