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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree - August/September 2004
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I Would like information on SIMPSON FAMILY of Oak Park, Illinois.  WILLIAM SIMPSON, CRAIG SIMPSON, J. W. SIMPSON, 3335 Van Buren Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.  STEWART SIMPSON.  One of them was in Chicago.  Also information on MATHER HAYNES.  Please contact with information Hal Lewis, 124 Cumberland Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14220.

I Am seeking information on GRANDPA WALLACE, born 1882.  CARROL COVA had sisters, SARAH JANE WALLACE and MARY WALLACE.  ALEC WALLACE and two half-brothers, J. N. JENNINGS and WILLIAM JENNINGS.  All of West Virginia.  Please contact Hal Lewis, 124 Cumberland Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14220.

Want information on WILLIAM CLARK and wife APHIA (ORTEN) CLARK, born 1810 Angelica, Allegany Co., NY; children BERINTHA, OSEE, HULDA (1831-1837); moved to Scott Co., Illinois 1840.  Contact M. E. Zerwekh, 500 Mill Road, Delafield, WI 53018.

ROBERT POWER MORRISSEY (1831 - 16 May, 1905),  cooperage and manager editor St. Paul Press, wed KATHERINE ALICE HOGAN, 7 April 1853, Lansingburg, NY.  Name parish church!  House 943 Cromwell Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.  Please contact Richard Morrissey, 26209 Chambers, Sun City, CA 92586.

Looking for information about VIRGIE WESTFALL MOYA (may have other married names), lived in Van Nuys and La Jolla, CA., has son named DAVID WESTFALL, who studied to be a marine biologist.  She once worked in quality control for Motorola.  Was in Waco, Texas in the 1950’s and worked for Dr. Shipp.  If any information, please contact Jinx Stubbs, 315 15th St. SE, Apt. D-1, Moultrie, GA 31768.

Clara McNeil Parker of Tucson, Arizona, born March 20, 1905, died May 19, 2004.  Clara celebrated her 99th birthday attending the Southern Arizona Scottish Society’s monthly potluck meeting.  Still living in her own home, she enjoyed all things Scottish.  She was born in Effingham County, Illinois to Thomas F. McNeill and Nannie Giles.  A charter member of the Southern Arizona Scottish Society, she also published the GALLEY, a magazine of the McNeil Clan and was looking forward to being a member of the honored clan at the 2004 Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games in November.

Melbourne, Florida is site for FSGS annual conference
Make your plans now for the 28th annual conference of the Florida State Genealogical Society, Inc.  The event will be held November 12 and 13, 2004, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne, Florida.
The featured guest speaker is Sharon Tate Moody, a well-known national genealogical lecturer.  As a retired law enforcement officer, she brings a unique perspective into finding evidence and genealogical proof for cases.  She is vice president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, president of the Georgia Genealogical Society, trustee of the Taylor Foundation, and a founding trustee of the Friends of the Georgia Archives.  She is an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists as a Certified Genealogical Record Specialist. 
Ms. Moody’s topics will be With All My Worldly Goods I Thee Endow, Airing the Family Laundry: Secrets Revealed in Court Records, If Living Were a Crime...Evidence Your Ancestors Left at the Scene, and No Ring? No License? Are They Married?  Applying the Common Law to Marriage.
Other scheduled topics to be covered are census/occupations, computer technology, ethnic research, genealogy basics, Florida research, immigration research, society research, photos, land records, organization/methodology, and document preservation.
Registrations must be postmarked by October 27th.  For more information and a registration form, please contact C. A. Staley, PO Box 441364, Jacksonville, FL 32222 or email <> or online at <>.

The 2004 CMSNA annual meeting will be held in New Hampshire
The annual general meeting of the Clan Morrison Society of North America will be held at the New Hampshire Highland Games on September 24 - 26 at the Hopkington Fairgrounds in Hopkington near Concord, New Hampshire.  It will be hosted by Jan Tremblay and Bonnie Dunton, the Northeastern Seneschals.
For information about the games, contact Jan Tremblay at <>; or for directions, tickets and general information go to the games website at <>. 
AGM will be on Saturday afternoon about 2:00 pm.  Jan says the lodging is a premium, so plan as early as you can.  The nearest airport is in Manchester, NH, which is about twenty minutes from the fairgrounds.
Source:  The Sgian Dubh, Clan Morrison Society of North America Newsletter, 811 North Columbus Avenue, #6, Glendale, CA 91203.

Would you be interested in a Morrison surname DNA project?
The idea of starting a Morrison surname DNA project has been put forward by clan historian, Ed Holcombe, Jr. of the Clan Morrison Society of North America.  Mr. Holcombe is looking into the details of such a project. 
If you are interested in participating at a cost of $169-$250 per test, contact Jeff M. Moore, chairman, at <> or Ed at <>.
Source:  The Sgian Dubh, Clan Morrison Society of North America Newsletter, 811 North Columbus Avenue, #6, Glendale, CA 91203.

Clan Mackay Society USA, Inc. plans 2004 AGM
Amy Miller, Central Region Vice President for Clan Mackay Society USA, Inc., has announced preliminary information for the annual general meeting (AGM).  The AGM will be part of the Oklahoma Scottish Games and Gathering to be held at Chandler Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 17 through 19, 2004.  Oklahoma commissioner, Leslie Dietrich, and Amy Miller will host the event.
A Friday evening reception is being planned for folks arriving that night.  It will probably be at The Hampton Inn, where rooms are being reserved for members, but plans are still being confirmed for the reception.
Saturday evening, a room is reserved at Ollie’s Restaurant for the clan ceilidh/dinner.  Musicians are still being recruited for the ceilidh.
The AGM will be held at the festival site on Saturday.  Time and specific location will be announced.
A Kirkin service is being organized by the festival committee for Sunday morning.  It will be held at the festival site.
For more information about the games, log on to <> or contact OSG&G, PO Box 9797, Tulsa, Oklahoma
74157, or call 918-499-2585.
Information from The Mackay Banner, newsletter of the Clan Mackay Society of the USA, Inc., 4999 Karl’s Gate Drive, Marietta, GA 30068.

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