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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree - Jun/Jul 2002
Where's Beth?


Where's Beth?

In the next couple of months, The Odom Library and The Family Tree will be represented at three gatherings of Scottish folks and your editor will be presenting seminars and talks at all three.

Glasgow, Kentucky will celebrate its Scottish heritage from 30 May until 2 June. Beth will present programs on the 30th and the 31st and will participate by having a genealogy tent the other two days. See the advertisement in this issue of The Family Tree for full details or contact the games office.

The North Alabama Highland Games in Madison, Alabama near Huntsville, will take place June 14 & 15. Beth will present programs. Please see the advertisement in this issue of The Family Tree for full details or contact the games office.

The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games will be held near Linville, North Carolina on July 11 - 14, with the field open on July 12, 13, & 14. Beth will present a COSCA newsletter workshop in the Chief's Tent on Friday, July 12 at 1 PM. All newsletter editors and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of putting together a publication are invited. There is no charge, reservations are not required, just come.

Braveheart Scottish Weekend, set for February 14, 15, 16, 2003
The Odom Library will be the setting for many of the activities at next year's Braveheart Scottish Weekend, honoring all of the Scottish Clans and groups which have declared The Odom Library as their archival and genealogical home. It is hoped that at least a few representatives from each of those groups will be in attendance as certificates and surprises are in store!

The dates are February 14, 15, 16, 2003.

Mr. Raymond Campbell Paterson, author of The Lord of the Isles, will be the Odom Heritage Award honoree. Mr. Paterson will travel from Scotland to accept the award and to share in the weekend of food, fellowship, music and fun.

We are planning for Chinnubbee Mackintosh to come from Hominey, Oklahoma as our Very Special Guest.

The programs planned for the weekend are taking on a very "Burnsian" theme - although there will be other topics and subjects included. Esther Hovey will come to give a presentation on the music of Burns and Mr. Thomas Keith (See Mr. Frank Shaw's interview and book review this issue, The Family Tree.) will also have a Robert Burns program. We are planning for Rixey & MacMillan of Tallahassee, Florida, to reprise their Tribute to Robert Burns musical presentation as well. There will be other programs as well, TBA.

Our entertainers will include Carl Peterson (Who will give a program on Scotland Remembers the Alamo and the Scottish music that was a part of the daily life there. As it happens, some of that music also has a Robert Burns flavor!), Colin Grant-Adams, Eric Duncan, Rixey & MacMillan and this year, Smithfield Fair. We are hoping that Judge Claude Hicks from Macon, Georgia will bring his Bluegrass band to the event!

We are planning to have Bobby Murray back in Moultrie to entertain us and for a Scottish Country Dancing session or two as well.

Please understand this is just a bare outline of the complete weekend. We're plotting and planning to make next year's event the best ever! We'll share plans with you as they develop.

Would you like an advance registration form?
As soon as our visitors from last year are entered into the computer, we'll be sending out advance registration forms. If you would like to be on the list of those receiving the advance registration forms (which will save you a dollar or two or three), just send us a SASE and mail it to: Advance SW2003 Registration, The Family Tree, PO Box 2828, Moultrie, GA 31776-2828.


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