Past Quarterly Programs

Aug 15th 2010 Quarterly Program

Sunday August 15th – 2pm at St. Peters Church Spencertown
Free and open to the public

Have you ever wondered about how to find information about your ancestors? Does the story of Uncle Jim’s life have a missing link in your family? We have a lecture just for you! The Austerlitz Historical Society will hold its’ annual meeting this Sunday August 15th at 2pm at St. Peters Church in Spencertown. The meeting is free and open to the public. Our guest speaker will be Michelle LeClair. Michelle’s talk will focus on tips and tricks on how to use the latest genealogy research tools to help find out about your ancestors and family history. She will lead a very informative and educational discussion about the world of genealogy.

Michelle is a local resident who graduated from Chatham High School and the College of Saint Rose. Her passion for genealogy began in 8th grade when she was doing a school project researching family information. She interviewed many family members and learned a lot of information for her project. At the age of 12, she was hooked and has been doing research ever since. For the last 2 years, Michelle has volunteered at the Silvio O. Conte National Archives in Pittsfield, Mass. She leads a class there that focuses on French and Canadian history. She was named Volunteer of the Year after having volunteered 320 hours of service to the National Archives.

After the lecture by Michelle, the Society will conduct a brief business meeting and the election of Board of Trustees members for a 3 year term will occur. The New Prospective Board members include: Dorothy Bakker, Roy Carney, Donna Peterson, and Michael Rebic. Members who are returning to the Board include Wendy Diskin, Rebecca Greer, Richard Light, Sue Mugler, Howard Reznikoff, Marlene Murdock, Robert Herron, Norma Edsall, Robert Kleinberg and Lynn O’Connell.