Our first newsletter didn’t have a name at first, but later was called News & Notes. 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. Inside its information-packed pages, you will get to know us and see the enormous historic and genealogic preservation work we accomplish. Our columnists let you know what we have been doing, the events that are planned, and provide you an opportunity to become part of our FCGHS family.
The President’s Desk column, written by our current president, touches on a variety of topics and planned events. The Town Crier column, written by our Education Committee chair, informs us of the new programs and events taking place. 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, the African American Interest Group, provides links, programs, and information for successful researching. Last, but not least, is the Editor’s Corner where I also share a variety of Franklin County historical facts, photographs, and helpful links.
Throughout the Franklintonian are historic articles, genealogic data, links, queries, new members, old photographs and postcards, photographs of recent events, old advertisements and more. Our dedication to historical and genealogical preservation is apparent – we love what we are doing and it is reflected in our newsletter for everyone to enjoy.