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Salzburger’s Removed From Ga History?

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 in 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. 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 Crossswalk of the standards. See figure below…. (The first column shows the standards that are being taught now.  The second column is the proposed standards.  If you look on page 65 you will see the now standard that includes the Salzburgers (SS8H2b) and that it is no longer included in the proposed standards.) Please read the changes and take the...

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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 like to spend the coming school year in Savannah and that the student exchange was sponsored by a U.S. organization called ASSE, which would arrange the school placement in Savannah as soon as a host family is found. For further information about the student, please refer to the attachments with photos of her and her family and her CV. Any interested Savannah families...

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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! Celebrating the life of Marth Lebey Lassiter August 1, 1929 – January 10, 2016 VISITATION: 5:00pm-7:00pm – Friday, January 15, 2016 Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive Savannah, Georgia 31406 912-352-7200 FUNERAL SERVICE 11:00am – Saturday, January 16, 2016 Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive Savannah, Georgia 31406 912-352-7200 INTERMENT – Saturday, January...

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