August 25, 2018 – Meeting

“What’s Your Story? Real Stories Tour” presented by Beth Sanders

Beth Sanders, owner of Life Bio, whose staff assists people in preserving their family’s stories, presented the program. Using the book she had produced for the Bush family as an example, Sanders told of video recording her interview with Mrs. Bush during which she asked stimulating questions. The family later submitted dates, additional stories and photos. She shared some of the stories recorded in the book and stated that a portion of the video was shown at Mrs. Bush’ funeral.

To demonstrate the ease of getting started on a family history project, Sanders paired those attending with a partner and asked each of them to share a favorite childhood memory, some which were then shared with the whole group.

During the business meeting, Treasurer Stan Sipe reported the purchase of the Scan Pro and an additional computer necessary for the smooth running of the Scan Pro.

President Ann Artrip reported on the display of the Henry Shedd artifacts at the Historical Society’s Cross House during the Sweetcorn Festival. Discussion followed concerning the preservation of these artifacts, especially the constitution of the Mount Gilead Anti-Slavery Society signed in 1840. Donna Ufferman moved that the Society purchase an archival box to store the items. Second was by Phylis Miller. Motion was approved.

Barbara Brewer reported that volunteers are now preparing about 2,000 Guardianship documents for digital scanning.