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The Roundup

 

The Roundup is the publication of MSGS. Current Editor is Shawna Valentine. Online copies are available in pdf format. The Roundup is published in April, July, and October.

Articles & Photos of historical and genealogical interest that have a Montana connection may be submitted for possible inclusion in our "History Corral" section. Please submit articles of approximately one page in length to sv2findthepast@gmail.com

October 2017 Issue features a review of the 2017 Conference in Billings, (along with summary of the evaluation sheets), the 1st News on the 2018 Conference in Great Falls, Possibility of re-establishing a Daughters of 1812 Society in Montana, Announcement of New Norwegian database on MSGS Website, MSGS's presence at the FGS Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, Local Society Reports, and a story of making connections while at conference.

July 2017 Issue features the latest details on the 2017 Conference in Billings, Information on the Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering on August 19 & 20 in Hamilton, summary of the July 2017 MSGS Board Meeting, Local Society Reports and an article (to be continued) listing some of the treasures found in the Vertical Files of the MSGS/LCCGS Library in Helena.

April 2017 Issue features the latest details on the 2017 Conference in Billings, a report that Paulette Parpart was named Montana Librarian of the Year, summary of the March 2017 MSGS Board Meeting, Local Society Reports and an article on the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) detailing who they are and what they do; who might qualify for membership; and current chapters in Montana.

October 2016 Issue features the 2016 Conference in Missoula in Review, the 1st News on the 2017 Conference in Billings, Status of the Save the Pensions - War of 1812 Fund Raising Project, Local Society Reports, and the story of the Man Behind Montana's State Song

July 2016 Issue features all the events and speakers of the 2016 Conference in Missoula, and Local Society Reports.

April 2016 Issue features the latest details on the 2016 Conference in Missoula, handy websites for genetic genealogy and 1883 Pensioners, and Local Society Reports.

October 2015 Issue features the highlights and photos from the 2015 Conference in Butte including presentation of awards, the unveiling of First Families and Early Settlers of Montana Volume IV, the Memorial Program, and Local Society Reports.

July 2015 Issue features all details plus the change of speakers (Paul Milner will now be joined by Ceil Wendt Jensen, MA) for the upcoming September 24-26, 2015 Conference in Butte, Local Society Reports, an Update concerning Genealogist's Role in helping keep records available, and an article on hard rock drilling contests and the Butte man who became a world champion at them.

April 2015 Issue features an opportunity to become more involved in the State Society, Local Society Reports, a preview of the upcoming September 24-26, 2015 Conference in Butte, new index of the Morrisites available at the MSGS Library in Helena, announcement of the 2015 Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival, and the story of how a Lewistown query led to the discovery of a tragedy in the Judith River.

October 2014 Issue features Society Reports, a review of the 25th Anniversary Conference in Helena, Notice that June 1, 2015 has been set as a deadline for submissions for Volume IV of the 1st Families/Early Settlers of Montana, several articles on helpful websites, Montana's presentation of $1,701.00 (which after matching funds by FGS & ancestry.com grew to $6,804.00) for the Digitization Project of the War of 1812 Pension Records, and "My Mother's Elopement," a story about a couple that left Sweden and moved to the United States so they could marry.

July 2014 Issue features Society Reports, All the details and New Developments concerning the 25th Anniversary Conference in Helena September 25-27, 2014, Reminder that we are nearing the deadline for submissions for Volume IV of the 1st Families/Early Settlers of Montana, J. Mark Lowe's fascination concerning a family heirloom a conference attendee shared with him last year, and details on how to help Preserve the Pensions from the War of 1812

April 2014 Issue features Society Reports, Announcement that the September 2014 Conference in Helena will feature 2 National Speakers: Curt Witcher and David Rencher, Introduction of the MSGS Facebook Page, Montana Workman Index now on website, and the discoveries from a querry concerning Marie Clapasson Mack in Missoula

October 2013 Issue features Society Reports, Bozeman Conference Recap, the Bitterroot Scottish/Irish Festival, New Montana Newspapers Online, Business Records, Civil War 150 Commemoration & Exhibit, and the first part of the Deaths recorded in the Montana Workman, the Newsletter devoted to the Interest of the Ancient Order of United Workmen in Montana, March 1892 to February 1899

July 2013 Issue features Society Reports, First Families of Montana Information, New US & Montana T-Shirts Available for Sale, Opening for MSGS Secretary, Bozeman Conference Details, and Obituaries of Montanans appearing in the Arizona Republic Newspaper

April 2013 Issue features Society Reports, September 2013 Conference in Bozeman information, MSGS Board and Committee Openings, and the research behind procuring a gravestone for the unmarked grave of James C. Beatie

January 2013 Issue features Society Reports, an update on the Montana Death Index posted on ancestry.com, using city directories in research and the search for finding the identity of a buried child in Rosebud Cemetery in Absarokee

October 2012 Issue features Society Reports, re-cap of the 2012 MSGS Conference in Billings, an example of the treasures found in some Pension Files and the story of Josephine Kline 1870-1940

July 2012 Issue features Society Reports, latest information on the 2012 MSGS Conference in Billings; and a first-hand account by John F. Tobol, Jr. (1889-1970) about growing up in various mining-towns around Helena

April 2012 Issue features Society Reports; Information on the 2012 MSGS Conference in Billings; Notice MSGS will once again have vests for sale; & Family Postcards of Montana

January 2012 Issue features Society Reports; Indexing Opportunity Info for the 1940 US Census; Al Stoner's Search for her Family's Ranch; & Barbara Britt's Personal Genealogical Journey

October 2011 Issue features Society Reports; Pictures & News of the September 2011 Kalispell MSGS Conference; The Diaries of Daisy Dewey Stephens (1 January 1921 to 16 August 1936)

July 2011 Issue features Society Reports; All the details on the September 2011 Kalispell Conference; Why Not Ynot? The story of a Phillips County town and a family that called it home; & Info on the new lineage society of Sons & Daughters of WW2 Veterans

April 2011 Issue features Society Reports; Additional information on the 2011 MSGS Conference; & Twin Bridges Orphanage

January 2011 Issue features Montana Aerial Photos for Genealogy; & Beatrice Collins and the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic in Livingston

October 2010 Issue features a re-cap of the September 2010 Lewistown MSGS Conference; The Story of Ghost Town Granite, Montana (Once known as the "Silver Queen"; & Instructions for Grave Dowsing