We are passing this information along from our friends at the British Isles Family History Society:
The next general meeting of British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A. will be Sunday, 24 October at the Los Angeles Family History Library, 10741 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90025. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Miriam Fitch, a BIFHS-USA member, had a very unusual experience during her life. She and her family left the United Kingdom for the United States in October 1939 aboard the USS President Harding. Miriam is not able to remember the event, but her brother, Loring Bunyan, has vivid recollections of the trip. Movietone News provided newsreels to movie theaters during that era. The crossing of the ship and its arrival at New York City was the subject of such a newsreel. Loring purchased a DVD copy of the newsreel and gave it to his sister, Miriam. We will see the newsreel, and Loring will speak about the trip and the times. Do you remember seeing Movietone newsreels in theaters?
There will be open research after the general meeting. Bring your family group sheets! The library will be open until 5:00 p.m.