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The President’s Report – Spring 2016

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 in news

              The celebration of Heritage Day on September 7th had more children and adults than I can remember in attendance. It was certainly one of our largest in attendance ever. Nothing brings more pride than having groups of people celebrating, observing and learning about our ancestors. I most enjoyed all the children having such a great time. It reminded me of when I was young with all my friends running all over the grounds, through the cemeteries, woods and wherever we could go. If you were not able to attend you missed a great get-together. The brief service was really moving with two homilies presenting perspectives on our ancestor’s grit and determination. This included an observance of how Christian persecution is happening in the Middle East (Syria region) today. A revelation of how an entire church body was murdered except for the minister who continues to serve (he refuses to leave). So many are fleeing due to persecution for worshiping Christ – sound familiar? This was followed by our program centered by Dr. Russell Kleckley observing many items in the Bergman Letter Translations occurring through the American Revolution. It was riveting and included several “ticklers” with much more to be revealed when published. I thank you for your efforts in getting more of our descendants to join the society which is helping to document more of our heritage for...

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Spring 2016 Newsletter Published

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 in news

Click here to download a pdf of the Spring 2016 Newsletter  The celebration of Heritage Day on September 7th had more children and adults than I can remember in attendance. It was certainly one of our largest in attendance ever. Nothing brings more pride than having groups of people celebrating, observing and learning about our ancestors. I most enjoyed all the children having such a great time. It reminded me of when I was young with all my friends running all over the grounds, through the cemeteries, woods and wherever we could go. If you were not able to attend you missed a great get-together. The brief service was really moving with two homilies presenting perspectives on our ancestor’s grit and determination. This included an observance of how Christian persecution is happening in the Middle East (Syria region) today. A revelation of how an entire church body was murdered except for the minister who continues to serve (he refuses to leave). So many are fleeing due to persecution for worshiping Christ – sound familiar? This was followed by our program centered by Dr. Russell Kleckley observing many items in the Bergman Letter Translations occurring through the American Revolution. It was riveting and included several “ticklers” with much more to be revealed when published. I thank you for your efforts in getting more of our descendants to join the society which is helping to document...

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Landing Day 2016

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 in events, news

        Speaker Information:   Thomas Wülfing Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Southeastern United States Born April 21, 1958 Married to Janaina Wülfing, two daughters View Timeline Here ...

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Salzburger’s Removed From Ga History?

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 in featured, news

Please respond asap, the survey is open until March 14.  The Georgia Board of Education currently has a draft to remove the word Salzburger from the text required for Georgia Education. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2527565/Survey-of-Revised-Social-Studies-Standards Removing the words also removes any school trips to educate Georgia students and teachers.  The first link below is a survey in which people can go in and comment that the Salzburgers need to be reinstated as part of the standards.  The second is a link to a...

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IMMEDIATE NEED: Host Family For German Exchange Student

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in events, featured, news

  Dear Society members, The Teutonic Council of Savannah is asking the 3 German societies to provide assistance in the search for a host family for a 16-year-old female German exchange student from our sister city Halle. The T.C. has been trying to establish teacher-student exchanges with Halle for a year or so with the plan to start off with an exchange of teachers this year. The T.C. was recently informed by our partners in Halle that they have a student who would...

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Martha Lebey Lassiter

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in news

Georgia Salzburger Society: We have sad news to share today. Mrs. Marth Lebey Lassiter passed away Sunday the 10th of January 2016. She was a valued member of the GSS, carrying on her family legacy with “The Book”, the last edition of which comprises four volumes. Her lifelong diligence and dedication to Salzburger genealogy record-keeping will be truly missed. Researching and documenting details of family lineage has been an amazing accomplishment throughout her lifetime!   http://foxandweeks.com/memorial/Martha-LeBey-Lassiter/5537 Celebrating the life...

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2015 Heritage Day

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in events

We have some great things planned for the 2015 Heritage Day Festival on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th, 2015 from 10am – 3pm. Fill out the form below to be notified when we have more information:...

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Winter 2015 Newsletter Published

Posted on Mar 14, 2015 in news

Click Here to download a pdf of the Winter 2015 Newsletter. The Landing Day meeting on March 14 begins another year of the Society. We will elect a set of officers and a new slate of board members. But most importantly it is our next opportunity to meet together for common fellowship, fulfilling the purpose of the society’s goals, honoring our ancestor’s intent in founding the society, learning more of our documented history, and worshiping together at Jerusalem. This will be the 281st celebration of landing...

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