The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Fund has been established to honor Suzanne’s Freeman’s lifetime of service to young people and to assist young genealogists seeking to advance their genealogical education.
Suzanne Freeman was a life-long volunteer who worked with many youth organizations in the capacity of leader, organizer, and administrator. She also developed a strong interest in family history, and was delighted by the growing number of young student genealogists.
The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Fund honors her love of service and family history. The purpose of the fund is to assist young genealogists by offering grants to advance their genealogical education, including funds to attend genealogy conferences and workshops.
At the time of her death in Tucson, Arizona August 28, 2010, Suzanne was still searching for elusive Winsor cousins, and was delighted to meet her cousin Christopher Childs from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at the 2010 SCGS Jamboree. She embraced the possibilities of DNA and had recently submitted a sample for testing.
Mother-Daughter Team -- Denise Levenick (The Family Curator) and Suzanne Freeman
with GeneaBlogger Welcome Bags at the 2009 SCGS Jamboree.
Genealogy bloggers came to know Suzanne the past two years at the SCGS Jamboree where she enthusiastically joined the GeneaBlogger Welcome Bag project, assisting in the assembly and distribution of gifts to attending genealogy bloggers. She was a fan of new technology such as podcasts by Lisa Louise Cooke and The Genealogy Guys, but also looked forward to analyzing old photographs with Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective.
Suzanne enjoyed researching family history online and frequently posted queries that resulted in new family connections. She supplied numerous stories and anecdotes for TheFamilyCurator.com where her tales always received enthusiastic reader comments. Suzanne was also honored to appear as a guest blogger at ShadesoftheDeparted.com.
Donations to the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Fund may be made at any Wells Fargo Bank c/o Wells Fargo Bank, Green Valley, Arizona 520/625-1222. For more information, contact Denise Levenick via Contact the Curator.
ADDRESS for contributions to the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Fund is c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 360 W. Continental Road, Green Valley, AZ 85622, phone 520.625.1222.
Thank you, genea-friends for your encouragement with this project. I look forward to awarding grants to our young student genealogists in the months ahead.