Friday, August 10, 2012

Arthur E. and Cleora Flegal Living Legacy

You are invited to contribute to the Arthur E. and Cleora Flegal Living Legacy.  Arthur Flegal has selected and helped develop a Living Legacy that includes a matching grant. He has contributed $25,000 in unrestrictive funds to begin this Living Legacy.  We now have an opportunity to recognize Arthur and Cleora Flegal and preserve our German Russian heritage by contributing to the Living Legacy Fund.  Once $25,000 has been contributed, Art will add another $25,000 to be matched so that the Legacy Fund will have $1000,000 to continue the mission of AHSGR.

Maybe you are like me, and don't currently have the ability to make a large contribution, but please contribute what you can.  Even a small donation is doubled when it is given to the Arthur E. and Cleora Flegal Living Legacy.  It's exciting when $50 becomes $100, or $200 becomes $400! I definitely want to be part of this.

For more information on Arthur E. and Cleora Flegal and their contributions to AHSGR, read the article in the Summer 2012 AHSGR Newsletter by Don Soeken.  They are amazing people.

Take Note

In case you haven't noticed, this blog has a new feature.  I'm hoping that it will prove to be useful for those of you who use this site.  At the top of the posts is an area that says Home, then lists three village names.  If you click on those names, it will take you to a page that holds posts concerning that particular village.  Just continue to scroll down to read all of the posts on that village.  I noticed that we had quite a few posts on Warenburg and Pfeifer, probably because chapter members and myself have those ancestral villages.  Please feel free to send me info to add.  If you have material on other ancestral villages, I can also start a page for other villages.  Currently I'll keep these posts on the regular page as well, as I work out a few bugs concerning the new feature. I can open those pages using Explorer, but not other browsers. So I'll try and get that figured out.  I will be receiving new information on Dietel soon, so I set up a link for it in anticipation.  Currently it is empty. I am not the Village Coordinator for any villages, so they are still your best avenue for information, but I'm excited to have things organized in a fashion that will make things easier for those who visit this blog.  Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Village of Dietel

I will be posting both old and new information about the village of Dietel on this blog, so if you are interested in that village let Annette know. 
Don Soeken, co-coordinator of Dietel village