Sunday, January 02, 2011

Support the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was posted on Facebook by Cari Taplan. At her request, I am cross-posting this announcement. Birdie was a great friend and mentor. I think the Colorado Council of Genealogy Societies is providing a fitting tribute to Birdie's legacy.

Birdie Monk Holsclaw (1948-2010) was a Certified Genealogist from Longmont, Colorado. She was very active in the genealogical community not only locally but nationally as well. She was most known for her mentoring spirit and knowledge of the latest technological gadgets. She often lectured and, among other things, taught classes at Samford University. She was active in many societies always bringing her cheerfulness and sharing her knowledge everywhere she went.

The books from Birdie Monk Holsclaw's private collection are being auctioned at eBay. They being sold to raise money for the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund, administered by the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies (CCGS), the purpose of which is to support genealogical education and volunteerism through three avenues:

  • to sponsor the NGS Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Lecture at the annual NGS Conference in the States
  • to provide a scholarship to Samford University's Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research
  • to acknowledge a living volunteer with the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Award to be awarded by CCGS at the annual seminar

You should be able to locate books at eBay simply by searching for "Birdie Monk Holsclaw" and be sure to check the box that says "include description." The entire collection is quite large, so only a small sampling of books will be listed at a time. Check eBay regularly for new listings. The collection should rotate through eBay over time. You may also wish to save your search on eBay so that you will receive an email every time a new Birdie Monk Holsclaw item is listed.

Or, cut and paste the following into your browser:

Proceeds from all book sales from Birdie's collection are going to support this fund. We appreciate your purchase!

Also, please help spread the word by passing this along to your genealogy friends!

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