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Many thanks to the Innes Clan Society
The Innes Clan Society (PO Box 13612, Palm Desert, CA 92255-3612),
President Andrew Innes, has made a most kind and generous contribution to
The Family Tree. We are so humbled by the support shown this little
publication by the members - both organizational and individual - of the
Scottish community. We would have ceased to be long ago without your
kindness. We are privileged to be associated with The Innes Clan Society
and thank them on behalf of everyone who enjoys The Family Tree.
"It takes a village..."
In this case, it takes about everybody!
Your editor's computer celebrated (to the day) it's first birthday by
crashing a hard drive. No, I had not backed up files recently. Yes, I
This is not as bad as it first appears to be. Family Tree information is
done on PageMaker and is printed...and is done so far as the computer is
concerned. My personal email is AOL, so that's safe and sound with AOL
Anywhere. Most of what I write is in the same category as for this
publication...once it's written, printed or sent...it's done. The only
aggravating casualty was my personal address book - but I have a hard-copy
of that...and it's just a matter of re-entering the information.
There are some people who went way beyond what was necessary to help me
get going again who must be thanked!
Thanks to the Colquitt County Commissioners and the Colquitt County
Addressing Office (also their computer repair center) and Steve Saunders
(Yes, Steve is Mel's cousin!) who dealt with the computer company and
installed the hard drive and got the computer going again and went out of
his way to help me avoid a complete collapse.
Thanks to my Clan Buchanan cousin and friend, Pete Harper at Symantec in
Atlanta, for his encouragement and advice.
Thanks to my Clan Buchanan cousin and friend, Tom Watson in Paradise,
California, for his help and advice!
Thanks to a grand service rep at AOL who made it possible for me to
reconnect my email. He gave me instructions so clear and easily
understood that I did it first try!
Thanks to Brian and Dave and Roger at Hewlett-Packard (in Canada) for
their valuable help in getting the computer and the printer to communicate
with each other.
Thanks to dear Woody Bowers from Moultrie who came over to my house and
wrought his computer magic and did get the computer and printer to
communicate with each other so that the printer would spit out papers once
And thanks to Donna Issac for "Dinnafash" my Guardian dragon who now sits
on top of my monitor protecting my system from further gremlins.
Of course, Narra The Wonder Cat, was in complete charge of the repair
process and is satisfied that between us all, we're "back in business."
I keep thinking about the fact that computers are supposed to make our
We'll never forget.
Braveheart Scottish Weekend 2003! Register now!
Our Scottish Weekends in Moultrie are NOT events where unlimited numbers
may attend. Our event is mostly indoor and our facilities are limited.
We encourage you to register early for the Braveheart Scottish Weekend
2003. We already are on our way to having the first 100 registered...and
our capacity is 400.
Braveheart Scottish Weekend 2003 is set for February 14, 15, 16 in
Moultrie. You may read a complete account of what's happening during the
weekend, get hotel information and download a registration form from
then click on The Family Tree masthead. You'll see the Braveheart Scottish
Weekend information on the left of the page.
If you do not have Internet access, just call or write us for a
registration form and complete information.
We are honoring all of the Scottish Clans and groups which have declared
The Odom Library their archival and genealogical home. Raymond Campbell
Paterson is our Odom Heritage Award honoree.
Call Beth at 229-985-6540 or write Braveheart Scottish Weekend 2003, PO
Box 2828, Moultrie, GA 31776-2828. SASE is appreciated.
Newsflash! More Super Postage Heroes!
Arriving just before the paper went to press, we must recognize and thank
Genevieve S. Bell of Bethesda, Maryland and Michael A. Maddox of Lorton,
Virginia for their most generous and kind Super Postage Hero
Family Tree Newsletter Contest open
Our 2003 Family Tree Newsletter Contest is now open to all newsletters,
programs and any publication done by a nonprofit group.
The contest is divided into categories according to the entries...but
every effort is made to compare "apples to apples" so that a small, but
perfectly done publication has as good a chance of winning as a large
one. Last year, we had almost 60 categories!
All entrants receive their judges score sheets with comments and
suggestions. Prizes include certificates, ribbons, silver Revere bowls
To enter, just send 2 different issues of your publication to: 2003 Family
Tree Newsletter Contest, PO Box 2828, Moultrie, GA 31776-2828. Be sure
and include the editor's name and address. The entry fee is $25.00 which
goes into the travel fund so that The Family Tree may be represented at
various events around the country.
If you would like to see a list of last year's winners, visit http://electricscotland.com
and click on The Family Tree masthead. Go to "Beth's Columns" and you'll
find the complete roster of categories and winners from the last contest.
Peggy Fritz Baker donates family Bibles
The Odom Library is pleased that Margaret "Peggy" Moore Fritz Baker of
Baldwin City, Kansas has donated the Goodhue family Bible from her
great-grandmother, Sarah Goodhue Blair (who married George Washington
Blair) of Peterborough, New Hampshire. This branch is the family line in
Baker's family longest on US soil, having come to Ipswich, Massachusetts
in 1636. One branch had a daughter who married Calvin Coolidge. (They
had no children, so that line ended there.)
Mrs. Baker also donated the family Bible from the Dunbar family, another
branch of the Moore family of Peterborough, New Hampshire. This branch
moved out west to central Illinois in the 1830s, eventually farming in
Bureau County. Aaron Dunbar was very proud of his service in the Union
Army. He had two daughters and a son.
The eldest daughter taught English at Elgin Academy in Elgin, Illinois and
married a nontraditional student, Charles Davis. Mrs. Baker's family
lived in Elgin from 1937-1965 and they visited Pearl and Charles often.
The Odom Library is delighted to have these precious family Bibles in
their collection where they will be kept safe and sound for generations of
researchers to use (Actually, we'll copy the relevant pages and keep the
original Bibles off of the regular shelves as they are fragile.).
If you recognize some of the family names here, you may contact Peggy
Fritz Baker at 1009 North 600 Road, Baldwin City, KS 66006.
Peggy is Clan Donald Kansas!
Wanna win a baskethilt broadsword?
Dick Lucas of The Scottish Armoury has done something wonderful for The
Dick has donated an early style Baskethilt Broadsword that we may give
away to benefit our always-depleted postage fund!
The sword will be given away at Braveheart Scottish Weekend 2003. Tickets
are $1.00 each donation with all proceeds to go to The Family Tree postage
fund! Only 1000 tickets will be sold!
If you would like to participate, just write us, sending along your
donation, and we'll fill in a ticket for you and return it. SASE is