Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Family Association Disbands

When Gene Edson accepted the responsibility of president of the Edson Genealogical Association in 1993 (and editorship of its newsletter), he more or less "inherited" 11 boxes of material — family group sheets, correspondence, books, microfilm, memorabilia, etc. "Now we still have those 11 boxes plus at least 11 more," he says. But after 59 volumes of The Edsonian, the periodical is ceasing publication and its sponsor, the Edson Genealogical Association, is disbanding. "It is with mixed emotions that the Board has made the decision to dissolve Edson Genealogical Association at the end of 2007," states Gene Edson. He cites "being unable to enlist a younger person to take on the task" and an awareness of the genealogical data now on the Internet. The Board feels that the "EGA has reached a time in history that its purpose can be fulfilled by individual research online and through e-mail to other family searchers."

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