Jim Holtkamp reported he needs help typing the marriage books and Paul has volunteered. Discussion ensued about quanties of CDs and hard copies needed for sale at the April Workshop. Cost have increased for copies for the hard copies.
Paul French and Herb Price attended a meeting of the Iowa Ordanance plant restoration committee. Not all of the toxic subtances have been removed and they have to tear down some buildings.
Gary Deen reported that our site had 903 visits in October, to make a total of 32,000 visits since the inception of the web site.
He is currently researching immigration, marriage and murder-suicide of Peter Deisenrot and wife, Elizabeth, and is looking for any old German newspapers, of which most of them were burned in World War II.
The Memorial Lawn and Ottumwa cemetery maps are 60% finished but are not put together. He has started on the Louisa County cemetery maps. Paul has talked to Randy Griffith who is
Rod Reeves reported he received 10 publications in August, and is doing some follow-up research on previous families
Paul French reported he has finished with the Jewish, Catholic, and City cemeteries in Ottumwa and added some of the burials on FindAGrave site that he did not have listed. He is still working on the Memorial Cemetery in Ottumwa. He reported that the DMC Historical Society is continuing plans for
Floyd Ham of Toulon, Illinois, Stark County, gave an excellent program on the underground railroad for slaves, particularly through Illinois on their way to Canada and freedom. In 1893
Gary Dean reported that the Paypal is working on the website as he has gotten one new member so far. He reported that he and Wendell went to the Danville library and gave a presentation about accessing the Ancestry Library edition and other websites to
Arne Hausknecht announced that the Wall that Heals , which is a mobile half-scale replica of the Viet Veterans Memorial (The Wall) will be brought to the Western Illinois-Quad Cities campus tentavively July 27 thru the 30th, and needs volunteers and sponsors. Arne will keep us updated.