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“Collecting family history with a Harley and a camera,” subject of Genealogical Society Meeting Oct 19

Amelia Island Genealogical Society
Press Release
By Rob Portegies-Zwart
October 14, 2021

Come and join us in the meeting room of the Nassau County Library and listen to a presentation by Theron Rogers titled Collecting family history with a Harley and a camera.

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society is pleased to announce its next general meeting on October 19 at 7:00 pm. Come and join us in the meeting room of the Nassau County Library and listen to a presentation by Theron Rogers titled Collecting family history with a Harley and a camera. This presentation is free and open to the public. Wearing a face mask is strongly encouraged.

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 journeys on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, the many cemeteries he visited and the fascinating graves he discovered and photographed.

After a 40-year career with IBM, 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 hit the road 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.

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