GRAND STRAND GENEALOY CLUB
April 8, 2023 - Homespun and Calico: Researching the lived of Our Foremothers presented by Peggy Lauuritzen
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS, has an amazing ability to bring laughter into the lives of her audience members. One of her favorite photos is a picture of her mother on her way to a church picnic, then on to an afternoon of cemetery transcribing. It was taken just four days before Peggy was born!
Having grown up with parents that were deeply involved in genealogy takes her love of family history to a new level. Some people are amazed that she knew people that were actually born in the 1800’s; her own grandparents. Listening to the stories from bygone years, touching the fabrics from quilts, dresses, blessing gowns, and bonnets all have added to the admiration of previous generations.
Peggy is a frequent lecturer at many local societies in Ohio, as well as Family History seminars. She has presented at Brigham Young University, and ICAPGen, and taught Continuing Education classes at several community colleges and The Ohio State University. One of her proudest moments was achieving the credentials that qualified her to be an Accredited Genealogist, a credential she has maintained for twenty-two years, for it polished her research skills.
She is a featured columnist in Reminisce magazine, has written several Legacy QuickGuides, and has filmed as an instructor for Ancestry Academy. In 2018, she was honored to be awarded Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society, and received the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy. She is a former researcher at Ancestry ProGenealogists.
Recently there have been several requests to speak to corporations, which is new territory for this researcher. It is quite enjoyable as business professionals as individuals are enlightened on a new way to leave a legacy.
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The regular monthly meetings of the Grand Strand Genealogy Club are held at the
Chapin Memorial Library
400 14th Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC.
On the second Saturday of the month
By zoom until pandemic is over then will resume
10 am in the downstairs Activity room
Chapin Memorial Library has a dedicated room on the second floor for genealogy research. Computers are available for researching the World edition of Ancestry program. Chapin library is a dedicated Family Search center with access to their record collection.
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The Grand Strand Genealogy Club charges no dues but a Genie Jar is circulated for donations to help meet club expenses.
Sign-up sheets for Attendance, Visitor, Lunch and Mentor are at the back of the room.
Mentors are available for anyone who is looking for a little assistance with their research. Forms are available to request a mentor. We are also always happy to welcome members who are available to mentor others. If you have a special expertise in any area of research or are just willing to give of your time, please fill out the form and/or see Sandie Houston.
“Dutch Treat” lunch follows the meeting at Harry’s Breakfast Pancakes Restaurant located at 2306 N Kings Highway, a few blocks north of the library. The restaurant provides a 10% discount for our members. Members are encouraged to join together for lunch. It turns into a continuation of genealogy knowledge and is a great way to make new friends.
A Member Application needs to be completed yearly. They are available at the December meeting for the following year. The application is also on our web site.
Free Chapin Memorial Library Cards are available for all Myrtle Beach city residents, residents of Horry and surrounding counties plus veterans.
Proof of residency or military ID is required. If you do not qualify for a free
library card, one may be purchased. Check at the front desk to obtain a library
With a Chapin Library card, you may request a parking placard at the front desk from March 1st to October 31st in order to avoid having to pay for meter parking
Bring your empty printer ink cartridges to turn into Office Depot Rewards. The monies earned are given to the club’s treasury. Stamps, reams of printer paper and other items are available for purchase during the club meeting. Call 843-907-2534 to arrange to turn them in to Susan Perhala.
To help us earn rewards when shopping at Office Depot/Office Max, give the following phone number to credit the rewards to the club: 843-907-2534, Be sure to say NO when asked if you want to redeem the rewards.
Special focus groups are held throughout the month on various topics. Check the website and/or Facebook for times and meeting places. The present focus groups are:
DNA Focus Group hosted by Phyllis Hughes.
Scandinavian SIG (Special Interest Group) hosted by Bob Dahlin
British Isles SIG hosted by Sandie Houston
“Genie Chat” session hosted by Pat Bernschein
Grand Strand Lanyards may be ordered using the order sheet. The purpose of the lanyard is to help to get to know each other and to find others researching the same areas that you are interested in.
Club t-shirts, short sleeve and long sleeve. They may be ordered by filling out the T-shirt order form. Payment will be made when ordering.
Geni Bites is a quarterly newsletter posted on the website with the latest genealogy suggestions and information.