I am Rickie Kay Longfellow, editor of our newsletter, The Franklintonian.
Our first newsletter didn’t have a name at first but later was called News & Notes. And then some members got together, created a logo and a format and named it The Franklintonian.
The Franklintonian is the voice and face of our Society. Throughout The Franklintonian are historic articles, genealogic data, links, queries, new members and renewals, old photographs and postcards, photographs of recent events, historic advertisements and more. Inside its information-packed pages, you will get to know us and see the enormous historic and genealogical preservation work we accomplish.
Our columnists let you know what we have been doing, the events that are planned, and provide valuable information for your research.
The President’s Desk column, written by our current president, touches on a variety of topics and informs us of planned events. The Town Crier column written by our Education Committee chair, informs us of the new programs and events taking place and provides historic Franklin County records. The Lineage Society column, written by our Lineage Society chair, keeps us up-to-date on events and requirements for joining one or more of the lineage societies. Lest We Forget by the African American Interest Group, provides research links and programs for successful researching, and highlights the lives of historical individuals. The Technology Interest Group column provides the latest updates on technology for preserving and expanding genealogical research and provides links and suggestions for researching websites. Last, but not least, is The Editor’s Corner where I share historical snippets, photographs, old postcards, and provide research links and suggestions.
The dedication of our columnists and volunteers to historical and genealogical preservation is apparent – we love what we are doing and it is reflected in our newsletter for everyone to enjoy.