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NEWSLETTER February 2007

Dr John KnowlesAnnual General Meeting – The Bahamas Historical Society’s AGM is scheduled for Thursday, April 26th, 2007. The Society depends on the volunteer time of its members. Anyone who would like to help the Society to fulfil its mission to further the appreciation of and research in Bahamian history is asked to step forward. Please contact the Society’s president, Mr. Stephen Aranha, at info@bahamashistoricalsociety.com or by phone, (242) 324-3546.

Last Meeting – Our first meeting in the New Year brought a number of first time guests to the Society and its museum. We would like to thank Dr. John Knowles for his presentation on the founding days of the College of the Bahamas. As a special service to those who were not able not attend the meeting – and to those who would enjoy a repeat performance, we will be offering Dr. Knowles’ presentation on DVD. The DVDs will sell for $10.00 and should be available in the museum next week.

Next Meetings (!) – Our next meeting is scheduled for March 22nd, 2007. We hope that this gives you enough time to fit it into your busy schedules. Here are the details:

Michael Pateman:
“Reconstructing Lucayan Lifeways: Diet, Health, Nutrition, Lifestyle and Mortuary Varibility through Skeletal Analysis.”

Mr Pateman works at the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation of the Bahamas (AMMC), and the subject he will be presenting on is the research topic for his thesis.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007, 6:00 pm
Bahamas Historical Society – Shirley Street / Elizabeth Avenue

If you thought that was it for the month of March, think again. We are pleased to inform you that, only one week after Mr Pateman’s talk, we have another guest speaker for you:

Peter J. Roberts:
“Genetic Genealogy and the Results of the Bahamas DNA Project.”

The Bahamas DNA Project was launched in 2004 to support genealogy research. Mr Roberts, a Bahamian professor at Georgia State University, is the project administrator. Early results of the project show that sharing the same surname is not a guarantee of being related.

Friday, March 30th, 2007, 6:00 pm
Bahamas Historical Society – Shirley Street / Elizabeth Avenue

Wanted! – A collector of Bahamiana has asked us to include this wanted ad in our newsletter. He is looking for a copy of the 1961-62 Bahamas Handbook and Businessman’s Annual. If you have one to sell (or give away) or know of one for sale somewhere, please contact Capt. Paul C. Aranha at captaina@coralwave.com.

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