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Here is the latest edition of our newsletter. Feel free to take a look at all the news and events happening with the NWMGS.
Summer 2016 Newsletter
History of the Panama Canal & Those Who Built It
Join us in welcoming Joe Cornelison, a native of Maryville and West Point graduate, as he shares his knowledge about the Panama Canal. Joe was appointed in 1995 as the Deputy Administrator of the Panama Canal Commission, the senior U.S. position at the Canal. In that capacity, his responsibilities included not only assisting in the management of this international waterway and its 10,000 bi-national employees, but also leading the effort to ensure a smooth transition of the Canal to Panamanian ownership at the end of 1999, in accordance with the terms of the Carter-Torrijos Treaty.
Joe will be at the NWMGS library on Thursday, September 22, at 7:00 PM. The presentation is FREE. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Bring a friend and enjoy this entertaining and informative presentation.
The Pumpkin Song
The Pumpkin Song is a tradition handed down in the King family, presumably via their North Carolina roots. If you've ever heard this song, or a version of it, please let us know. If you are a registered member of the NWMGS you can read the story about this song in the Spring 2016 edition of The Journal.
Gentry County Book
We are compiling information for a Gentry County book, including historical photos and family histories. And we need your help!
If you have pictures of banks, churches, schools, businesses, etc. that can be included in the general history section of the book, we would greatly appreciate you sharing them with us. Please note that if the picture was taken after 1923, in order for us to publish the photo it must be one that YOU have taken, or know who did, so we can be sure that no copyright is violated.
Would you share the story of your Gentry County family? There is no charge to submit the history of an individual or family, up to 500 words. All the details can be found on the attached flyer, but if you have any questions, please feel free to email them to us!
Brochure with all the details
Headstone Flash Drive
Show your passion for genealogy with these unique headstone flash drives! Buy one for each surname and write directly on the soft surface for a permanent reminder of the contents of each drive. White-out not included - only shown for size reference. "RIP" is on one side, "Genealogist until the end" is on the other. 8GB is only $13!
World War II Veterans
The NWMGS is working to compile information on every soldier from northwest Missouri that served in World War II. The goal is to publish a book in late 2015, preserve the historical information, and share the results online for future generations of researchers.
In January of 1944 the St. Joseph News-Press published a list of nearly 7000 soldiers that were from Buchanan County. In that publication, they also included a call for any missed names, and published them in the subsequent weeks, and included those from the surrounding areas. These lists will serve as the basis of our project. We hope to document what happened to each and every one of them, and need your help.
If you would like to contribute information on the World War II veteran in your family, please fill out the form and send it in. We understand the list is far from complete, so there may be hundreds or thousands of other servicemen to be added.
Honor Roll, page 1
Honor Roll, pages 2 and 3
Can you help us spread the word at your place of worship, place of employment, business or with other groups? We would greatly appreciate ANY help!
World War II Flyer
WWII Veteran Information Form
State Hospital #2
The NWMGS receives many questions about the State Hospital #2, as there were literally thousands of people who passed through her doors as either patients or employees. We are happy to offer assistance to those researching in this particular area. There is a process by which some records can be obtained, and a wonderful booklet about the hospital itself, which was produced by the St. Joseph Museums, Inc. The booklet is an easy read, 24 pages, soft cover and just $8. You can pick one up at the NWMGS library during any of our open hours. Not in the immediate area? We'll be happy to mail one to you ~ just include an extra $1 for shipping & handling.
Five Generation Photos
Do you have a five generation photo you'd like to share? If so, we would love to publish it in our Journal and share it with other members. Send the photo to email@example.com with each member clearly identified.