March 26, 2010

The society will resume monthly meetings beginning on Saturday March 27. A lunch of beef stroganoff and ziti served at noon will be followed by a business meeting at 1pm.

We have a busy year ahead of us, and it is hoped that a good turnout will be present to help plan things.

We have learned of the death of several members over the past few weeks. John “JJ”DeSantis of Redfield, Nick Warchol of Osceola, Alberta Pretory of Orwell and Edward Roche of Ohio. Our sincere sympathies are extended to the families.

Our winter hours at the Barclay Court House in Pulaski are soon winding down. Thanks to Erma Schroeder for her many hours each Friday meeting with people and working on projects from the Richland historian’s second floor office there. Our Snow scholar Colin Wansink has been working through the season on scanning photos from the Pulaski Masonic Temple. Colin’s project will be wrapping up today and the reproduced photos along with companion biographies of the 100 members who were photographed during the 1891opening of the current building will be shared with the Masons and Pulaski Historical Society.

A new computer was purchased and donated the society in January. The computer will be kept primarily at the Court House and used for scanning projects. The need for a new computer has been part of the delay in our quarterly newsletter which is now several months behind.

Society President Shawn Doyle and Trustee Charlene Cole participated in a Historians’ roundtable on Saturday March 20, in DeWitt. The event was organized by the Central New York Genealogical Society which is presided over by our Vice President Greg Monette.

Half-Shire can be contacted at or P.O. 73, Richland, NY 13144

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