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Collecting family history with a Harley and a camera
October 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Many of you may have read the article by Phil Hudgins in the News Leader of September 3, about a gentleman riding around on his Harley Davidson to photograph headstones at cemeteries as a volunteer for Find a Grave. Well, this gentleman, Theron Rogers, has agreed to travel from Gainesville, Ga. to Fernandina and speak to the Amelia Island Genealogical Society!
So, come and join us on October 19 at 7:00 pm in the meeting room of the Nassau County Library to listen to his presentation Collecting family history with a Harley and a camera.
Theron will give us a short introduction to Find a Grave, a website that allows you to see the burial sites of your family and friends. He will then tell us about his adventures on his motorcycle, the many cemeteries he visited and the fascinating graves he discovered and photographed.
After a 40-year career with IBM, where he went from Field Engineer to Branch and Regional Manager, in 1991 Theron Rogers retired in Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga. Since his retirement, he has kept himself busy with real estate sales, computer instruction and repair, and fixing IBM clocks. Most of all, though, he likes to get on his Harley Davidson, or his Honda Goldwing trike when his wife comes along. They have biked all the lower 48 states, plus five countries in Europe. For the last 14 years, Theron has photographed numerous headstones in cemeteries as a volunteer for Find a Grave.
Amelia Island Genealogical Society