Our next Family History Docent training will be September 11, 2018, from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. Docents receive three hours special training in our genealogy resources and in return agree to thirty hours of volunteering over three months, during which time they will be assisting our family history researchers and helping create resource finding guides. There is a small fee to cover the costs of materials, refundable if you complete your service with us. Contact us for more info or to sign up.
Archivist Elliott is speaking at Advent and New Philadelphia Moravian churches over the next month. If you’d like a program for your congregation or civic group about the Archives or on something from church or local history, ask us. We are here to serve you and your communities!
Thank you to our friends and fellow archivists at the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, PA. Archivist Paul Peucker, Assistant Archivist Tom McCullough, and their staff hosted Archivist Eric Elliott and 16 German-language enthusiasts and scholars from around the country for their two-week-long German Script Course this last month. It was a challenging, exciting, helpful and inviting experience!
Contact the Archives now if you or a friend would like to help us as a volunteer, or student intern, or Family History Docent. We will begin arranging schedules and projects for volunteer help for the fall later this summer. More info on our work can be found here.
A reminder to our regular donors: this last month’s Annotations newsletter was sent to you in a new format, and without an envelope for sending us a donation. We still need and appreciate your gifts of support as you are able. Donor slips were printed on the inside of the back page of the newsletter.
A special thank you to Archives Commission member Pat Nelson, who is stepping off the Commission after several years of excellent service to our facility and staff. Our thoughts and prayers stay with Pat and husband Ben.