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To those interested in German Genealogy. I found the notification shown
below while browsing the soc.genealogy.german newsgroup regarding a
German Genealogy Conference taking place in Des Moines in June. Feel
free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested
> The German Interest Group of the Iowa Genealogical Society is happy to be
> hosting our 14th annual German genealogical conference.
> James M. Beidler, noted genealogical writer, lecturer and researcher will be
> this year's speaker. This is an opportunity to perhaps meet someone
> researching in your area and just being in a group as diverse as "Germany"
> with all its independent areas there are still common problems that are not
> addressed in general genealogical groups.
> The conference will be a full day on Sat. June 24 at the Des Moines
> Botanical Center. Registration includes a noon lunch and parking is free.
> For those that can come early there will be a free session Friday from 7 to
> 9 p.m. at the IGS library which will be open to the public as well; the
> topic is, "What is a Palatine Anyway." The library will also be open Sunday
> the 25th for German researching. Members of the GIG will be there to assist.
> The Iowa Genealogical Library has an excellent selection of German resources
> not usually found in this area.
> For more information visit the IGS web-site at www.iowagenealogy.org or
> email cmitsch(a)ix.netcom.com
To everyone on the Crawford Mailing List. Gary Schoening has asked me to
forward the following announcement to our mailing list. Please feel free
to pass it on to others who may be interested.
Family Heritage Fair
The Giekau Church District Researchers Group will be holding it’s second
Family Heritage Fair August 5, 2006 in Emerson Nebraska. The families
that came from the Giekau area will be setting out pedigree charts,
descendancy sheets, family pictures, area census and pictures of the
towns and villages in the Giekau area.
Larry Hodne, who has not found any Giekau ancestors yet but does
have family close by in the Probstei area, has agreed to help set up the
German Friends and Neighbors tables. This will be for the families that
come from Schönberg, Probsteierhagen, Lebrade, Lutjenburg and Selent
church districts. Our other neighbor from further away may add your
information also but chances of making a connection will of course be
slimmer. All we ask is that you have either your snail mail or e-mail
address on your information so if there is a connection the other family
can contact you.
You may E-mail Larry at hal21(a)IowaTelecom.net
There will also be a genealogy workshop dealing with local
Nebraska history, Schleswig/Holstein History, Prussian History and just
general topics on genealogy. Anyone that is interested may attend and
you can get more information on the web site www.giekau.com
Thank you very much for your time,
My great grandfather, William Ryan (1856-1930) m. Annie B Dougherty, date
unknown, place unknown.
Around 1900 he traveled with his family from Vail, IA to Dixon, NE where he
lived until he died. He is buried in St Anne's Catholic Cemetery along with
his wife Annie.
Wm was the depot agent in Dixon (Chicago, Burlington & Quincey) and the
family lived upstairs over the station. He also was the telegrapher and handled
the incoming and outgoing freight.
William's parents were Thomas Ryan and Mary Shea.
I have no data on Thomas and Mary, but it would be nice to known whether
this Thomas was the same Thomas that was recorded in the June 26, 1880 Crawford
County Census as:
James Ryan, age 48, farmer and wife Bridget, age 60, and son Mike age 18,
Hi all, anyone doing their Crawford Co., IA ancestors research this
spring? Any luck or brick walls? How about telling us about it? Do you
have a biography or obituary to share here? The list may benefit from
your data posts. Or do you have some mystery regarding your ancestor?
IACRAWFO List Admin
Recent additions to the Crawford County IAGenWeb Website include over 100
announcements of births, marriages and deaths contributed by Melba McDowell.
There are also 30 plus new obituaries contributed by Marthann posted on the
IAGenWeb Obituaries Message Board. Be sure to check them all out!
As always, if you have anything to contribute to the website - old photos,
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etc.), church items, etc. - please send me an email at _momdit(a)aol.com_
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researchers' family history!
County Coordinator Crawford County Iowa IAGenWeb