Colleen Seney, John Gould and Julieann Carter, are among those spearheading the Saranac Valley CCNY and Canada Genealogy Society.
Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau.
continued “We can’t thank them enough for all they’ve done,” said Carter. “It means a great deal to us.”
The donations have helped people learn more about old photographs in their family photo albums and answer questions about familiar locations in the area.
“What we always hear about in our area are stories of the War of 1812 and the military, which is great, don’t get me wrong. I love hearing these stories,” said Carter. “But, what about the everyday people, the common folk? That’s harder to find information about.”
“We want to help people with those little unsolved mysteries,” said Seney. “We want to help them learn more about their loved ones.”
The genealogical society meets in the church rectory off Clinton Street the last Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The next event to be held by the group will be a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at American Legion Post 1618, 275 Wilson Road, this Saturday, Nov. 12.
The dinner will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. and cost $6.50 per person. The event will include a 50-50 drawing, raffles and entertainment by DJ Lou Allen. Proceeds will go toward the purchasing of books needed to help people trace their family histories.
For more information, call Carter at 645-2428 or e-mail email@example.com.