November – Who’s Your Daddy: When Original Records Lead You Astray.

Date:  November 11, 2017 – 10:00 am
Location: Edgewater at Sunbeam Clubhouse
Speaker: Marie Santry

The program is a case study of a man who grew up with the surname HASKELL. He had his father’s birth record, Social Security Application, and other documents identifying the Haskell surname. These records indicated he was born in 1892 in Lapeer County, Michigan; but searing census records did not find any such person in 1900 or 19010. He doesn’t surface in census records until 1920. Thus began a mystery that has led to two other surnames, more birth records, marriage records, newspaper accounts, court papers, and finally DNA tests.

Marie has been researching her family history for almost 30 years and has helped others in their search as well.  As a member of the Amelia Island Genealogical Society (AIGS), she designed an update of a genealogy course for beginners and has been a principle instructor in the course for 10 years.  She has presented programs for AIGS, the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, the Coastal Georgia Genealogical Society, the Amelia Island Historical Society, and the Amelia Island Museum of History.  She is past-president of AIGS, past –regent of the Amelia Island Chapter NSDAR, and a former vice-chairman of the Genealogical Records Committee of the Florida State Society DAR.  She also serves the Florida State Genealogical Society, reviewing applications for their “Descendant of Florida Pioneers” Program. 
Marie taught high school and college math for 14 years before joining RCA as an Electrical Engineer in 1983.  She retired from Lockheed Martin in 2003, having worked for over 20 years in the fields of Automated Test Equipment and Jet Flight Simulators.

Directions to the Edgewater @ Sunbeam Club House

From 1-295 at San Jose: Travel north on San Jose Blvd (SR 13). Right on Sunbeam Road then turn right (south) at the second traffic light onto Craven Road and travel to the end. You will be at the gate and use code #7437 to enter. Club house is on your left immediately after entry.

From Philips Highway: Travel to Sunbeam Road and turn onto Sunbeam Road. Travel to Craven Road and take a left (going south) onto Craven to the entrance at the gate. Edgewater @ Sunbeams located at Craven and Sunbeam Road. Craven Road ends and Edgewater is only right turn.