The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville's paper, has featured the SGES "Virtual Tea" for Mother's Day in its blog. The "Virtual Tea," a fundraising effort for the SGES, was described in the last entry on this blog.
The purpose of the fundraising is to keep our genealogical research library open. In the present economy, many libraries are getting cut or even closing. SGES is dedicated to keeping its library open, and providing services both locally and nationally, and even internationally. Our library is staffed by volunteers, but we have expenses of office supplies, utilities, and acquisition of books and other materials.
The "Virtual Tea" is, in the opinion of your friendly neighborhood official SGES blogger, a unique and fascinating idea. A participant enters information about female ancestors, under their maiden names. One can also upload photographs. Instructions are at the website . It is a great way to celebrate Mother's Day and honor your female ancestors.
For local residents who do not have the facility to upload photos, a "scanning day" is being held at SGES Headquarters, 6215 Sauterne Drive (just off Blanding Blvd., north of 103rd Street) on Friday, 4 May, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your photo or photos, and we will scan them for you and get it posted on the "Virtual Tea" website.
Join this unique tribute, and let us know about your female ancestors.