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19-3 November 2014

Membership Dues Reminder

Time to start thinking about 2015 ZVA membership dues. ZVA annual dues of $10 are based on the calendar year. Please check your dues status on the web site. Go to Your Profile in the user menu and look at the last item in the column on the right side of the page where it says “Dues paid to the end of: ____” If you have not yet paid for 2015, please remit your dues using one of the options described on the Membership page. From September on, I will credit new members for the following year. I will downgrade unrenewed members on the web site in April of each year to give you plenty of grace. We are continually adding new content to the Members Only parts of the site. If you are not connected to the Internet, just drop me a line at the address below and I will update you. Thanks for contributing to our common cause.


Saskatchewan Genealogy Society Spring Conference

The SGS has asked ZVA to help host its Spring conference April 17-19, 2015 in Regina. This will give us the opportunity to raise our profile in Saskatchewan and possibly attract new members. I have agreed to be the Master of Ceremonies and give at least one talk. They will also need volunteers: pick up and drop off out-of-town speakers at the airport; introduce and thank speakers at each session; and miscellaneous other tasks. We will also have our own table that will need to be covered. If you are in the Regina area and you can help out, please contact me as soon as possible at the email address below or at 306-789-4481.


Sorin Fortiu

Plans are in the works to bring Sorin to Mount Angel, Oregon for next year’s Donauschwaben conference. Last year Stasa Cvetkovic attended. I would have liked to arrange a side trip for him to Regina, but travel arrangements were already complete by the time I learned about his trip. In this case, we know far enough in advance that we might be able to arrange a visit to Regina by Sorin. This would involve absorbing any costs over and above his trip to Mount Angel. It would not be appropriate to use more than a nominal amount of ZVA funds to only benefit the few members in Regina. Therefore, I am asking if individual members would wish to contribute to make this visit possible. I estimate the expense at $500 to $1,000. I would envision a contribution form ZVA of $100 or $200. This would require raising form $400 to $800 from individual members. If you think you would like to participate in this project, please contact me as soon as possible.


ZVA Collection at SGS Library

The Saskatchewan Genealogy Society is working on a project to reorganize, renumber, and re-label all the items in their collection. We could expedite the processing of our collection within their collection if someone from the Regina area would be willing to take on this task. Details are still sketchy, but I would expect some clarity before spring. If anyone would consider taking on this task, please let me know. No obligation. We will see what the final dispostion of the project is before asking for a commitment.



If your roots are in Hatzfeld, check out this site for updates to the Familienbuch and additional information.


New In the Library

Helmut Kaiser has donated an update to his previously published Deutsch Stamora Familienbuch. The original book covered up to about 1895. The new edition cover s 1895 to 1996.

Dave Dreyer has donated four Famileinbuch CDs. They cover : Giseladorf and Panjowa; Perjamosch and Perjamosch-Haulik; Nakodorf and Lunga (with an English history of Sellesch); and Klek.



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