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    Memorial Fund Will Assist Student Genealogists

    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 where her tales always received enthusiastic reader comments. Suzanne was also honored to appear as a guest blogger at

    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.

    Further Reading --
    Obituary at and Green Valley News

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    Reader Comments (8)

    This is such a great thing you are doing! I'm sure your mother is so happy and proud of you!

    September 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA.C. Ivory

    What a wonderful way to remember your mother and all that she did! Your mother would be so pleased to help another generation of genealogists.

    September 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoan Miller (Luxegen)

    What an awesome idea!

    September 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Post Warren


    September 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam Robbins Midkiff

    What a fantastic way to remember your mom!

    September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKerry Scott

    Thank you, friends, for your encouragement! I am excited about this new opportunity and like to think that Mom would approve!

    and A.C. - I hope you will help spread the word to young genealogists! We need more like you and Elyse.

    September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Levenick

    Denise - this is absolutely beautiful! I can just imagine how proud and excited she must be that you are setting up this fund! This brought tears to my eyes!

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. This is such a great way to honor her!

    September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElyse Doerflinger

    Denise please email me with details of how to make contribution to the fund.

    September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheri Fenley

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