GSV Spring Meeting 2024

(in collaboration with Shaftsbury Historical Society and Pownal Historical Society)

Saturday, May 18, 2024 (Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.)

Governor Galusha House ,

3871 Vermont Route 7A, Shaftsbury Center, VT 05262


Joyce Held: “Who Was Widow Krieger, accused Witch of Pownal?”

Joyce has been a Board Member of the Pownal Historical Society for nearly 30 years and currently serves as Treasurer. "I enjoy doing Genealogy research. To me Genealogy is like a never ending large puzzle that is always missing a piece.  You think the puzzle is complete then you notice that the last piece you added just opened a whole new section to the puzzle so you are off to find more pieces.

Carol Corey-Dziubek:

Carol Corey-Dziubek, will share the genealogy and history of the 110 signers of Shaftbury's 1888 Signature Quilt. It was created by the ladies of the Baptist Church in Center Shaftsbury as a fund raiser. The nine members of the Ministerial Committee made fifty-six blocks in the “New Block” pattern and sold each 1/2 block for $1.00. They were able to raise $56.00.
Carol's great-grandmother, Nellie Jane (Harrington) Corey won the raffle and was supposed to finish it off but due to life circumstances was never able to do so. The quilt top came into Carol's possession in 1973 when she married her husband Stanley. For over fifty years Carol wanted to know these ordinary heroes of Shaftsbury. After thirty-two years of teaching she began this retirement project which she will tell you about today. Mrs. Dziubek has researched each signer and written biographies with supporting evidence from, Find-A-Grave, Federal Censuses, and Town Clerk records.
Carol has donated the quilt top to the Shaftsbury Historical Society where she believes it truly belongs. It is a town treasure.

Governor Jonas Galusha was Vermont's fifth governor and a leading politician and military figure of southern Vermont for many years. He served in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Hubbarton and the Battle of Bennington. The oldest part of the house was built in 1783. We will have a tour of the house and learn more about Governor Galusha from member(s) of the Shaftsbury Historical Society.

There will also be an update on the upcoming special issue of Vermont Genealogy, "Vermont Research Guide" (for genealogy).

All 3 societies will have books for sale at the meeting.

Registration is $10 for GSV, Pownal, and Shaftsbury Historical Society members and $15 for non-members, which includes the program, morning "coffee", and sandwiches from the Shaftsbury Country Store.

Please send a check by May 10, 2024 to:

Genealogical Society of Vermont, 57 East Shore North, Grand Isle, VT 05458

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Page updated 18 April 2024