June 2019 Stateline Genealogy Club – Two Programs and
Vicki Ruthe Hahn will be Back!
15 May 2019
I retired from the Beloit Public Library in March, and I am forming a personal Genealogy business. More information later.
The Staff gave me a fabulous farewell celebration with:
Lots of the best cake I ever ate (and I am a pie person) – cake (made with TLC by Debbie Haun) and meal catered by The Blender at the Beloit Public Library.
Lots of praise for 26 years worth of a job well done. (Even a video from my former supervisor!)
Lots of memories.
And lots of camaraderie and kind words from about 60 City employees, Library staff and trustees, former employees, volunteers, friends, and well-wishing library patrons who were able to attend. Several emails from those who couldn’t make it.
It was a lot of fun. I will miss them all, and I’m not even sharing all the photos of me hugging, cause I am crying in most of them.
But it was time to retire, for many reasons.
Thanks for letting me do my ideal career. I grew up wanting to work at a job where I could be a detective, read, write, think, teach, and help people. It was called “Librarian”, especially “Reference Librarian”, and as I discovered (continuing) “Local Historian” and “Genealogist”.
I have not been attending the Stateline Genealogy Club, or been at the Library. I live in a different community, but adopted Beloit WI 26 years ago. (See if you can see the subtle joke I did with this statement.)
Gosh, it sure takes a lot of paperwork to retire.
My extended family think it is great to expand the amount of time that I used to help them while working. Lots of need lately, so I am looking forward to having genealogy fun with like-minded people.
And I will see you at these two events soon.
June 14 “Crossing the Border, French Canadian Ancestors”, by speaker George Findlen. The steps, resources & aids that one needs to successfully identify the parents of an immigrant who settled in the U.S. from Quebec.
June 28, 2019 – Bonus 2nd Friday Tour & Research at WHS Wisconsin Historical Society. Van Galder Coach Bus So Beloit IL FastMart/McDonalds 8 a.m. boarding to Madison WI/UW Campus Langdon/Park. Return early evening.