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Jan 4, 2011

MISCELLANEOUS
The Christmas Decorations at the Historical Society were absolutely beautiful! I understand we have TAHS member Denise Mickelson and her mom, Kay Lancaster, to thank for that. Nice job ladies!

Ruth Thompson has been voted in as the new Secretary for the TAHS. Ethel Rosene continues her duties as the Curator.

FYI -Deb Thormahlen has started a blog on miscellaneous information about Whiteside County extracted from old news articles. http://whitesideglimpses.blogspot.com/ Deb has had some medical challenges this past year. Keep her & her family in your prayers for continued improvement. She has contributed often to our website.

See our Calendar of Events for January, 2011 - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558/2011-1.htm

REMINDERS -

January 7th - LAST DAY TO MAKE RESERVATIONS for the dinner at the Middle School on Feb. 4th. See details below or on COE.

January 18, 2011 - TAHS will meet a week early in January to finalize plans for the upcoming Centennial Birthday Celebration. We will meet in the Historical Bldg, 119 Main St., at 7 p.m. on Tues., January 18th, 2011. Please try to attend this important meeting - it is the last time we meet before the Birthday Celebration on the 6th.

The TAHS website on Facebook is in need of an administrator. I have relieved myself of that duty. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=45254878911&v=app_2344061033&vm=all#!/group.php?gid=45254878911&v=wall

MESSAGE BOARDS
We were able to "crash" another genealogy brick wall for the Castle/Murphy Families. http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/board/board_topic/23882/811713.htm

Dan McDonald of Iowa, is looking for descendants of Frank & Raine (McDonald) Dudley. Dan wrote: "Raine Edna McDonald - married Frank Dudley (1908). When Raine's aunt Etta McDonald passed away in the 1920's, Raine received all of the "household goods" (according to Etta's obituary) So my thinking is that maybe a descendant of the Dudley's may have a photo album of my family's from the mid to late 1800s. That's if I can either find or get lucky locating a descendant of Frank & Raine (McDonald) Dudley." If you can help, email me or post on Message Board http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/board/board_topic/23882/380536.htm

We can knock off one more thing on our WISH LIST http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/board/board_topic/23882/217678.htm Thanks to the generosity of TAHS member, Ruth Thompson, we now have a brand new, wide-bed printer/scanner/copier! It will be so much easier & safer to copy those bound copies of the Tampico Tornado newspapers. THANK YOU Ruth!

Tom Thompson is still looking for an exterior photo of Advance School in Hahnaman Township. See our Msg. Board: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/board/board_topic/23882/768485.htm

ARTICLES & LOCAL HISTORY http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Articles_Local_History.html

* 1932 - Yorktown - Gudgell Builds Garage

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Feb. 1, 2011, 7 p.m. - TAHS Board Mtg

Feb. 4, 2011 - Reagan Birthday Gala, Deer Valley Country Club, Deer Grove, IL. Details: http://www.illinoisreagancentennial.com/gala.htm

Feb. 4th, 2011, 6:30p.m. - R&B Dutch Diner will be serving a dinner at the Tampico Middle School. $35/person. Rock River Jazz Band will be playing from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Limited Seating - Reservations required by January 7, 2011. Proceeds go toward the Ronald Reagan Statue Fund. Contact Rita or Butch McNinch, 815-438-2096.

February 6th, 2011, 10a-4p: Our annual Reagan Birthday Celebration held in the Historical Museum, 119 Main St. This year is the Centennial Celebration of the birthday of Ronald W. Reagan, born in TAMPICO, IL, Feb. 6, 1911. Tours of his birth place (111 Main St.) will be conducted during this time. Contact Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705 or garyjoan@thewisp.net.

PICASA PHOTO ALBUMS http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety

* DIR Family Album - added headstone photos and rubbing
* Veterans' Day Memorial Service in Reagan Park

TAMPICO MEMORIAL CEMETERY INDEX http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/TampicoMemCemIndex.html

* OLSSON Family - I have made spelling corrections. We have Olson & Olsson families buried there. We were fortunate enough to hear from an out-of-state relative that has submitted updated information, obits, birth/death dates, etc. Links have been added to pictures of headstones, obits, etc.
* Correction - Changed "Asa Lydeck" to "Asa Lydick."

KUDOS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS

* Many thanks to Melva L. Taylor for the many obit transcriptions and to Paul Kampikas for submitting information on the Olsson family.

WELCOME VISITORS

* Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cox visited the Tampico Family History Library & Research Center from Abeline, TX. Mr. Cox is researching his Dir ancestors. His gm was Cora Dir, d/o John Dir. If you have information to share, please contact me.

NEW MEMBERS

* Robt. & Jean Anderson, Naperville, IL Surnames: ANDERSON, BROWN, WAIT, WHIPPLE


Volunteers are needed for all of the mentioned events. If you would like to help or if you have any questions, please contact Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705 or garyjoan@thewisp.net.

I still need Volunteers for Program Committee, Newsletter (to be distributed through snail-mail or hand out), filing, sorting, identifying photos, etc. Contact Denise, 815-590-2143 or tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com

If someone has passed this newsletter on to you and you would like to sign up to receive it on a regular basis, see information at bottom. After you register, you will receive a "confirmation" email. You MUST reply to it in order to activate the account.This registration is only for the TAHS newsletter. (Not the same as registering on our Message Boards) Thank you.

I am happy to announce that we have our MESSAGE BOARDS open again! If you have registered in the past and remember your ID and password, you will be fine. If not, please register and wait for me to send you an approval email. I am really sorry for this little inconvenience, but it's what we have to do to keep those nasty spammers away. Click on the "Register" button in top right corner of MESSAGE BOARD. Once you are registered, then you can just log in to MSG Board to post. http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html

Thanks to all of you that make this website so uniquely wonderful! Many thanks to the Village of Tampico for paying for the web space for another year.

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Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com
tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com

TAMPICO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - MUSEUM - FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY/RESEARCH CENTER  119 Main St., P. O. Box 154,  Tampico, IL  61283   www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com   tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com  President Joan Johnson, 815-438-7581 or garyjoan@thewisp.net  Family History Coordinator, Denise McLoughlin 815-590-2143. We are an all-volunteer organization so your donations are always appreciated!  Sign up to receive our e-newsletter. Thank you!  Visit us on FACEBOOK, too.