The Brickwall Genealogical Society

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{{notice|'''THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF A COMPLETED SOCIETY PAGE</br>THIS SOCIETY IS FICTITIOUS'''}}
  
 
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|motto="We Never Guess, We Make It Up"
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|motto=We Never Guess, We Make It Up
|established=1976
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|address=666 Wall Street, Deadwood, South Dakota 57731
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|telephone=(605) 123-1234
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|fax=(605) 123-1233
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|email=brickwall@frustrated.net
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|website=thebrickwallgensoc.org
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|facebook=Visit us on Facebook at The Brickwall Society
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|meeting_address=666 Wall Street, Deadwood, South Dakota 57731
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|meeting_day=Every first Wednesday of the month
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|meeting_time=7:00pm
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|building_address=666 Wall Street, Deadwood, South Dakota 57731
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|building_hours=Monday, Noon to 5:00pm; Wednesday-Friday, 9:00am to 9:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am to 3:00pm
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|president=Joe Bob Walton
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|president=
|vice_president=Mary Sue Brickston
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|members=Too Many
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|affiliations=National Genealogical Society
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|last_updated=Sept 2012
 
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=== Purpose of Our Society  ===
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=== Purpose of the Society  ===
  
To assist those in breaking through their brickwall research problems. If that is not possible, we can help you build fictitious stories about your family history using photoshopped documents to create generational links.  
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To assist those in breaking through their brickwall research problems. The society also acquires and displays artifacts which individuals use to build their family brickwalls.<br>
  
=== Help We Can Provide  ===
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=== Help the Society Can Provide  ===
  
 
==== Record Collections  ====
 
==== Record Collections  ====
  
A Name for Every Brickwall Problem&nbsp;<br>  
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County Church Records&nbsp;<br>  
  
*Located: Currently the records are not available online and can only be accessed by visiting the society.&nbsp;<br>  
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*Located: Currently this set of records is indexed and available online at our [http://thebrickwallgensoc.org/ website]. This is a free index and is available to members and non-members.&nbsp;<br>  
*How to access: (order information, website) <br>  
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*How to access: From the society [http://thebrickwallgensoc.org/ homepage] use the link "Church Records" to access the index.<br>  
*Why to search this record: (can link to wiki article) <br>
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*Why search this record: Because Brickwall County was very late in recording vital records and many records were burned in one of the seven court house fires, church records play an important role in finding those allusive ancestors.<br>
  
(Continue to add any additional collections) <br>
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==== Indexes for Brickwall County  ====
  
*(repeat bullets above of info about the collection)<br>
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The society has various name indexes which have been placed on-line and are searchable by member and non-member for free. These indexes can by accessed by visiting our [http://thebrickwallgensoc.org/ website] and clicking on the "Online Indexes" link.<br>  
  
==== Indexes for (County/town/state name)  ====
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==== Publications In the Society's Holdings  ====
 
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*(Name of index (if online add link to name of index)) - How to access: (if not online, order info. If it is online, remove "How to access")<br>
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==== Publications In Our Holdings  ====
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===== Books  =====
 
===== Books  =====
  
*(general description or list of titles)<br>
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*The society library has books for church records; county birth, marriage and death records; tax records; county histories; family history books for those who lived in our county.
  
 
===== Periodicals  =====
 
===== Periodicals  =====
  
*(general description of list of titles)<br>
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*"Brick and Mortar" is the quarterly publication of the society. It is available to all society members free. Copies, for non-members, are available in the society shop for a charge of $15.00.
  
===== Family Files (any other paper files) =====
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===== Family Files  =====
  
*(general description or list of surnames)<br>
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*Over the years many of our members have submitted information on paper concerning their families. The society has placed this information in filing cabinets in alphabetical order. These are located at the main society library and are currently not available on line. To access the collection see one of the society volunteers.'''<br>'''
 
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===== Misc  =====
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*(general descriptions)<br>
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==== Publications for Sale  ====
 
==== Publications for Sale  ====
  
(link to website selling publications) <br>
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The society shop has various publications for sale from local authors which deal with many aspects of our counties history. One of our popular publications is "The County in Pictures." This is a multi-volume set with historical images of our county. For additional items in our society store visit our [http://thebrickwallgensoc.org/ webpage] and click on the "Shop" link.
  
 
==== Look up Services  ====
 
==== Look up Services  ====
  
(Instructions and fees) <br>  
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If you are a member of the society, our volunteer staff will search five records for you at no charge. You can specify which five records from our collection we should search; or you can leave it up to staff to choose the records. Non-society members can take advantage of the same service for a fee of $25.00. To request a search service, go to the society website and click on the "Library" link. For an hourly charge we can also visit the following locations:<br>  
  
*(List of local repositories willing to visit)<br>
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*Brickwall County Courthouse<br>  
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*Brickwall County Repository of Old Records
  
==== How to Do Research in (name of town/county) ====
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==== How to Do Research in Brickwall County ====
  
*(list of classes whether online or onsite)<br>
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*Every second Saturday of the month our staff provides a workshop on how to research in Brickwall County. There is no need to sign-up, just bring your research questions and our knowledgeable staff will give you a quick easy answer.&nbsp;
  
==== Local Repositories We Visit  ====
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==== Local Repositories Society Members Visit  ====
  
*(list of repositories your members visit to do genealogy)<br>
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There are additional repositories in the area that include:
  
=== Benefits to Those Who Join Our Society ===
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*Brickwall County Courthouse
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*Foundation Township Historical Society  
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*Chalkline Township Railroad Society<br>
  
'''Cost of membership and how to join:'''<br>
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=== Benefits to Those Who Join the Society  ===
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'''Cost of membership and how to join:'''  
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Memberships are yearly and range from $40.00 for an individual to $1,000.00 for our patron catagory. We also offer a lifetime membership at a one-time fee of $5,000.00. Children between the ages of 8 to 15 can apply for our "Patriot" membership for $15.00 per year. &nbsp;
  
 
'''Unlimited Online Access to:'''<br>  
 
'''Unlimited Online Access to:'''<br>  
  
*(List of online databases)
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*Members and non-members have unlimited access to the society web indexes that can be accessed by visiting our [http://thebrickwallgensoc.org/ website].
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*Members have free access to the research library and the museum exhibit rooms
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*First time members will also receive five hours of research from our staff of excellent researchers
  
 
'''Newsletter/Periodical:'''  
 
'''Newsletter/Periodical:'''  
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Our award winning quarterly periodical "Brick and Mortar" is available to each member for free.
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*The monthly newsletter "Trowel and Level" is posted on our [http://thebrickwallgensoc.org/ website] and can be accessed by clicking the publication link. The on-line newsletter is only available to members.
  
 
'''Free Look Ups:'''  
 
'''Free Look Ups:'''  
  
*(List of look ups) <br>
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*See the section above "Look Up Services"&nbsp;<br>
  
 
'''Field Trips:'''  
 
'''Field Trips:'''  
  
'''(Include any other additional benefits of membership in your Society):'''
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*Our annual trip "Stonewalls of Brickwall County" is open to the public but members will receive seating preferences. Cost of the trip will be posted yearly.
  
=== Our Society Happenings  ===
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=== Society Happenings  ===
  
 
==== Meetings  ====
 
==== Meetings  ====
  
(details of meetings: how often, where, when, what is the purpose of the meeting, i.e., genealogical instruction, planning projects, etc.) <br>
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General membership meetings are held monthly on the first Monday of each month at the society main building. Bring your questions and ask the board of directors any question you wish. Sometimes it really turns into an all out free-for-all.  
  
 
==== Workshops  ====
 
==== Workshops  ====
  
(details: topics, when, where, cost, etc.) <br>  
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During the months of April through September, the society holds special programs on the third Saturday of each month for children who are interested in the history of Brickwall County and their ancestors. The workshops are held between the hours of 11:00am and 3:00pm. Lunch is served at each workshop.<br>  
  
 
==== Board Meetings  ====
 
==== Board Meetings  ====
  
(details of board meetings: how often, where, when, who is invited) <br>
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Board meetings are held quarterly and are not open to the membership or the general public. If you have an item of business that you wish to place before the board, please contact the society secretary at (605) 123-1234 ext. 123. Various topics discussed are: acquistion of records, research assistence, how to get more money, etc.
  
=== Our Society Projects  ===
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==== Events  ====
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*12 June: Community Block Party
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*13 September: "Stonewalls of Brickwall County"
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*20 December: "Christmas in Brickwall County"
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Please contact the society secretary for additional information concerning each event. (605) 123-1234.<br>
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=== Society Projects  ===
  
 
==== Indexing  ====
 
==== Indexing  ====
  
*(List each project)<br>
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*Currently the society is assisting with indexing the 1940 Federal Census. If you are interested in helping with the project contact the society secretary at (605) 123-1234 ext. 123
  
 
==== Past Projects  ====
 
==== Past Projects  ====
  
*(List each project)<br>
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*Indexing of Unknown People in Records
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*Indexing Unknown Records (This was a tough one)
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*Indexing Unmarked Graves (This project was dead before it got started)
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[[Category:Societies]]

Revision as of 17:23, 12 November 2012

The Brickwall Genealogical Society
Brown-brick-wall.jpg
Motto We Never Guess, We Make It Up
Established
Last updated: Sept 2012

Contents

Purpose of the Society

To assist those in breaking through their brickwall research problems. The society also acquires and displays artifacts which individuals use to build their family brickwalls.

Help the Society Can Provide

Record Collections

County Church Records 

  • Located: Currently this set of records is indexed and available online at our website. This is a free index and is available to members and non-members. 
  • How to access: From the society homepage use the link "Church Records" to access the index.
  • Why search this record: Because Brickwall County was very late in recording vital records and many records were burned in one of the seven court house fires, church records play an important role in finding those allusive ancestors.

Indexes for Brickwall County

The society has various name indexes which have been placed on-line and are searchable by member and non-member for free. These indexes can by accessed by visiting our website and clicking on the "Online Indexes" link.

Publications In the Society's Holdings

Books
  • The society library has books for church records; county birth, marriage and death records; tax records; county histories; family history books for those who lived in our county.
Periodicals
  • "Brick and Mortar" is the quarterly publication of the society. It is available to all society members free. Copies, for non-members, are available in the society shop for a charge of $15.00.
Family Files
  • Over the years many of our members have submitted information on paper concerning their families. The society has placed this information in filing cabinets in alphabetical order. These are located at the main society library and are currently not available on line. To access the collection see one of the society volunteers.

Publications for Sale

The society shop has various publications for sale from local authors which deal with many aspects of our counties history. One of our popular publications is "The County in Pictures." This is a multi-volume set with historical images of our county. For additional items in our society store visit our webpage and click on the "Shop" link.

Look up Services

If you are a member of the society, our volunteer staff will search five records for you at no charge. You can specify which five records from our collection we should search; or you can leave it up to staff to choose the records. Non-society members can take advantage of the same service for a fee of $25.00. To request a search service, go to the society website and click on the "Library" link. For an hourly charge we can also visit the following locations:

  • Brickwall County Courthouse
  • Brickwall County Repository of Old Records

How to Do Research in Brickwall County

  • Every second Saturday of the month our staff provides a workshop on how to research in Brickwall County. There is no need to sign-up, just bring your research questions and our knowledgeable staff will give you a quick easy answer. 

Local Repositories Society Members Visit

There are additional repositories in the area that include:

  • Brickwall County Courthouse
  • Foundation Township Historical Society
  • Chalkline Township Railroad Society

Benefits to Those Who Join the Society

Cost of membership and how to join:

Memberships are yearly and range from $40.00 for an individual to $1,000.00 for our patron catagory. We also offer a lifetime membership at a one-time fee of $5,000.00. Children between the ages of 8 to 15 can apply for our "Patriot" membership for $15.00 per year.  

Unlimited Online Access to:

  • Members and non-members have unlimited access to the society web indexes that can be accessed by visiting our website.
  • Members have free access to the research library and the museum exhibit rooms
  • First time members will also receive five hours of research from our staff of excellent researchers

Newsletter/Periodical:

Our award winning quarterly periodical "Brick and Mortar" is available to each member for free.

  • The monthly newsletter "Trowel and Level" is posted on our website and can be accessed by clicking the publication link. The on-line newsletter is only available to members.

Free Look Ups:

  • See the section above "Look Up Services" 

Field Trips:

  • Our annual trip "Stonewalls of Brickwall County" is open to the public but members will receive seating preferences. Cost of the trip will be posted yearly.

Society Happenings

Meetings

General membership meetings are held monthly on the first Monday of each month at the society main building. Bring your questions and ask the board of directors any question you wish. Sometimes it really turns into an all out free-for-all.

Workshops

During the months of April through September, the society holds special programs on the third Saturday of each month for children who are interested in the history of Brickwall County and their ancestors. The workshops are held between the hours of 11:00am and 3:00pm. Lunch is served at each workshop.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are held quarterly and are not open to the membership or the general public. If you have an item of business that you wish to place before the board, please contact the society secretary at (605) 123-1234 ext. 123. Various topics discussed are: acquistion of records, research assistence, how to get more money, etc.

Events

  • 12 June: Community Block Party
  • 13 September: "Stonewalls of Brickwall County"
  • 20 December: "Christmas in Brickwall County"

Please contact the society secretary for additional information concerning each event. (605) 123-1234.

Society Projects

Indexing

  • Currently the society is assisting with indexing the 1940 Federal Census. If you are interested in helping with the project contact the society secretary at (605) 123-1234 ext. 123

Past Projects

  • Indexing of Unknown People in Records
  • Indexing Unknown Records (This was a tough one)
  • Indexing Unmarked Graves (This project was dead before it got started)