Notes from the President

25 December 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Here’s hoping for the best for you and yours this holiday season and throughout 2010, and that your genealogical researches bear fruit beyond your wildest imaginings!

Send a Submission to Deidre

As you know, Deidre Dagner will be taking over as Newsletter editor for the Feb 2010 issue. She will be needing input from members on all matters genealogical that may be of interest to other GSV members. So whatever it is that you have been holding back on submitting, hold back no longer! Send your news, findings, opinions, etc., to Deidre at and see yourself published.

Another Opportunity to get Published

Jonathan Stevens still needs well-documented submissions for the third volume of this Vermont Families in 1791, Volume 3. He especially is desirous of having families from the northern part of the state, as most of the submissions he has to date are for “southerners”. I have been working on a few northwestern Vermont families and find the exercise challenging and stimulating. After many years of research, have things gotten a little dull for you? Try working up one of these articles; I guarantee it will re-enervate you and get those genealogical juices flowing again.

Vermont Vital Records and Probate Court News

After teasers last month on changes to Vermont Vital Records access and potential changes to the Probate Courts in Vermont, I have heard nothing relevant to those issues since. Be assured that as soon as I hear, you will, too….

Spring Meeting

Work continues on identifying a location in the White River Jct./West Lebanon area for our joint conference with NHSOG in late April or early May of 2010. Nothing has been identified to date. If you have a suggestion, please pass it along to me. I will be attempting more contacts in early January to nail down a location and date. We are still looking for speakers for the event. Hal Inglis of the New Hampshire Society is trying to finalize a speaker on NH research. I would like to locate an individual qualified to tell us all about the “Eastern Union”, a union of towns on either side of the Vermont/New Hampshire border region in the 1780’s. If you know of someone qualified in this regard, let me know. Meanwhile, if you have thoughts on topics/speakers for this or future meetings, please share them with me.

Bob Murphy



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