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General Meeting

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Migration Patterns Presented by Mark White

We’re all looking for early ancestors, but most of us don’t expect to find them as early as the folks Mark White will be talking about on January 14, 2018, at the first MCGS meeting of the year. This talk was so well received when Mark first presented it at the DNA workshop in March, he was enlisted as the featured speaker in January.

"Migration Patterns" covers the history of human migration. From our origins in Africa and the start of migration 60 to 65,000 years ago, through more recent times such as the invasion of the Roman Empire, on to modern times, Mark will enlighten us about our beginnings and how we got where we are today.

Mark is a genealogist particularly skilled in the use of the computer and is super-organized, traits that have been serving him well as the current president of MCGS.

Mark has been a member of the MCGS since 1991 and has served on the Education Committee, and with wife Debbie, as co-chair of the Sales Committee for several years. He grew up in the Navesink area of Middletown, attended high school at what is known today as Mater Dei Prep, and graduated from Brookdale Community College.

Mark makes good use of newspaper sites in his search for his ancestors. He sums up his Monmouth forbears this way: "My White ancestors came to Manalapan/Millstone from Berks County, Pennsylvania around 1858. The Bovie side arrived from Germany around the same time and settled in Freehold. The Marlboro ancestors came from Ireland. The earliest was the Kaney branch in the early 1840's. The Griffins arrived around the mid 1850's.

Great-great grandmother Margaret Carr arrived from Ireland about 1858 and married Herman Bovie. They became servants in the Hartshorne household in Freehold.

The Haley, Loftus, Furey branches settled in Keyport/ Matawan area about the mid 1850's,

Mark travels widely with his job implementing new accounts as Project Manager for Vallen Distribution. Vallen contracts with manufacturing plants to manage and procure their maintenance supplies for their machinery and buildings worldwide.

TMC January 2018

The next general meeting will be held at the Eatontown Community/Senior Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown. It will start at 2:00 preceded by refreshments at 1:30.  Guests are welcome.

Scots-Irish & Irish Special Interest Group

The Scot-Irish and Irish groups have now merged.

The next meeting is TBD.

To add your name to the list of attendees, contact Judy Bretzger  or  Donna Diamant

African-American Special Interest Group

We meet on a Saturday each month at 1 PM at the Calvary Baptist Church at Bridge Avenue and River Street in Red Bank. The next meeting will be on November 11th.

For more information contact Charles Lawson at (732)530-1995 or [email protected] .

German Special Interest Group

The next regular meeting is scheduled for December 16th  at the Colts Neck Library 10AM-12PM.

At this time we don't have a group leader but if anyone is interested in taking over this position, it would be very welcome. 

If you aren't already on the email list, please contact  Debbie White at [email protected] so that you can be added to the list and informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.

Monmouth Roots Group

The next Monmouth Roots Group will meet December 9th at the Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck from 10AM to 12PM

For more information, please contact Lynn Wilson so that you can be added to the list and informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.

Memoirs Group

The next meeting will be on January 9th 2018.  Contact Lynn Wilson at [email protected] for more information.

DNA Group 

A new DNA Special Interest Group  has been organized.  The first meeting will be on Saturday, November 18th at the Ocean Township Library from 10AM-12PM

For more information contact and to be added to the list contact  Pat Conwell  or   Nancy Bunn.

 New Jersey Location Codes 1949-1994 Vital Record Index

Also available here:

Cornelius Walling complete will 9627M dated August 22, 1825 from Book B wills folio 461 from the Monmouth County Surrogates Office.

Cornelius Walling inventory 9627M dated January 25, 1826 from Book C inventories p. 144  from the Monmouth County Surrogates Office




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