The next training for the Family History Docent program is March 12, 2019 from 9am until 12 noon. Docents receive special training and extra information about our genealogical resources in exchange for volunteering at least thirty hours of time over a three-month period, helping family history researchers and working on genealogy projects in the Archives. Currently four Docents are fully certified and assisting in our work. If interested, contact the Archives at 336-722-1742 or by email at email@example.com
Welcome to two new members of the Archives Commission, our agency’s governing board – and our thanks and best wishes to two retiring members from that group. Joining the ten-person board is Paul Knouse of Home Moravian Church, who will serve a term from 2019-2022, and Christine Ebert of Ardmore Moravian, who will serve a term from 2019-2020. Leaving the board is Friedland Moravian’s Scott Brent and Chair Mike Sloan of New Philadelphia Moravian. Thanks to all for your willingness to serve and to make our good place better!
Ever wish to be able to read those strangely shaped letters and words that are part of Moravian heritage? Ten spots are available in Julie Tomberlin’s one-week German Script class, to be held at Moravian Archives in Winston-Salem from Sunday, July 28, 2019, through Saturday, August 3. A good knowledge of the German language is required. To sign up or for further information on the course, check out the Geist Institute’s web page.
On February 21 from 5:30pm-7:30pm the collaborative will hold the first of what we hope will be monthly informal “Stammtisch” get-togethers at a local beverage/eatery establishment, to hear from one area researcher about their work and to share ideas and make new friendships. Location and speaker TBA to MSC email list later this month. Information weblog at moravianstudiescollaborative.org will also go live later this month.
Those interested in presenting a research paper at an April 2020 Collaborative “Becoming American” conference/symposium, contact Prof. Grant McAllister with ideas before Feb 10. If you have not yet submitted preferred contact info and a short bio with research interests (or if institution representative, holdings of interest for the MSC community), contact Eric Elliott.
Thanks to so many of you for sending in donations in December. 2018 donations were eligible for match by the Greenfield Ministries Fund up to $5000. We will let you know the results of our 2018 fundraising next month after we compile them. We are grateful for your financial support at any time of year.
On Monday, January 7, the Archives welcomes Salem College students Kaley Khan, Abby Mullis, and Samantha Thurman as Jan Term volunteer helpers. Contact us if you or a friend would like to work as a volunteer or work-study intern in 2019.