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HGF Elections for Officers and Directors

HGF Elects New Officers and Directors
for Fall 2024  - Spring 2025 Year
At the the April general meeting, the HGF membeship elected new officers and directors for the Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 year.  Most positions were filled by the incumbents but there are several newcomers to the board including Monica Andersen as Program Chair and John Henning as Director.  Also the updated Bylaws provide that the Editor of the The Genealogical Record is now a board position, replacing one of the Director positions.  Cynthia Chappell, the incumbent Record editor, was elected to the new position.  
Position Name
President Deborah Turkleson
1st Vice President/Programs Monica Andersen
2nd Vice President/Membership April Durett
Recording Secretary Judith Mills
Corresponding Secretary Carolyn Shimek
Treasurer David Williams
Technology Director Walter Steets
The Genealogical Record Editor Cynthia Chappell
Director John Henning
Many of these board members are chairs of HGF committees.  You can show your appreciation for their service to HGF by volunteering as members of their committees.

HGF 2024 Membership Renewals

We very much appreciate your support for 2023 which has enabled us to bring great speakers to HGF, both in-person and online, and support our other activities.  We thank all of you who have already renewed for 2024 and ask those of you who haven't to consider doing so.  HGF is planning new and updated member activities and features including: 
  • An expanded Genealogical Record with reviews of genealogy books and podcasts, a wider variety of articles, and news about the developments in genealogy all in a new format
  • Sharing Meetings in which you share the intriguing facts and interesting stories you've uncovered in your genealogy research.
  • New Special Interest Groups for more deeply exploring areas of genealogy research and new research methods.
  • Of course, more great speakers.
To renew, please log onto the HGF website using your HGF user id and password and follow the instructions in the red box at the top of the screen.

The Genealogical Record, 2024 Winter

The Winter 2024 issue of The Genealogical Record (TGR) is now available to HGF members and non-members. This latest issue may be accessed by clicking on the link above. The current issue will be available until the next issue is published in August 2024. 
What you can find in each issue:
In addition to family history stories and a well-documented research article, TGR includes features to keep you abreast of what’s going on in the HGF, as well as state, and national genealogical societies. You will find information about new and continuing members, special projects undertaken by HGF members, helpful hints on genealogical resources and tools, book and media reviews, and more. 
Short summaries of two articles that will hopefully whet your curiosity:
 Resurrecting a Forgotten Cemetery – Little did she know what she would be drawn into when Marianne Jones set out to find her ancestors’ burial sites. The journey has led to a surprising and challenging effort to honor them in their resting place.
World War I – Doug Greenhill shares his research on a remarkable ancestor, Dorothy Dougherty Greenhill, an extraordinary young woman for the early 1900’s. Her plan to pursue a university degree (a notable path) was altered by the outbreak of World War I. She responded to our country’s need by becoming one of the first women to join the Navy. Read about Dorothy’s service and her life after the military.
Note that previous editions of The Genealogical Record are available to HGF members by logging onto the website and clicking on Member Resources, then
 The Genealogical Record.

Changes to the HGF Bylaws

Changes to the HGF ByLaws proposed by the Board of Directors were approved by the members at the February 3, 2024 general meeting.

The changes to the ByLaws include:
  • Membership Term - Change the term of membership for HGF from January through December to a rolling term of 12 months, commencing with the date that dues are received.
  • Technology Director - Change the title for the Webmaster to Technology Director. The list of job responsibilities for the Technology Director will be updated to reflect the true nature of that position.
  • Record Editor - Make the Record Editor position a Director position with a the option of serving 6 consecutive terms and outline the Editor’s job responsibilities in the bylaws.
To review the Bylaws, please go to Bylaws. Please send your questions or comments to webmaster@hgftx.org.


Subscribe to HGF Meeting Notices

Email notices of upcoming HGF monthly meetings, seminars, and SIG meetings are sent out twice monthly.  If you're not receving these notices and would like to, please click on subscribe HGF notices and complete the short form.   You don't have to be an HGF member to receive the meeting notices.