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Sunday March 24, 2019
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, to hear Peter Wambach present "From Whence We Came."

This genealogy search began with a challenge from Pete Wambach’s father to his children to research his family history and ancestry. His father was an only child whose father died when he was only 4 years old. So, he knew very little about his father. He wanted to “touch the hand of a living, breathing relative.” This talk describes this search that extended to 3 continents and its eventual outcome.

Peter Wambach was born in Harrisburg, PA, and was the 6th of 14 children of Peter and Margherita (Zarbo) Wambach. Educated in the parochial school system in central PA, he graduated from Penn State University with a BS in 1970.Wambach worked in the open hearth of Bethlehem Steel Corporation, in real estate sales, as a lobbyist and an executive in a construction firm. He retired in 2006 after a 36-year career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having served as an employee in the House of Representatives, Revenue, Property and Supplies and General Services departments. In addition, he served 12 years as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1980-1992. He is an eleven-year member of the Board of Trustees of Harrisburg Area Community College.He resides in Harrisburg with his wife Urszula, and is the father of 2 children, 2 step-children and 3 grandchildren.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.
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News Tidbits

JGS Maryland has been reconstituted!
JGSMD had its initial meeting on Sunday August 18, 2013 to see if there was interest in the group's reconstituting. The turnout was overwhelming, with 31 people attending with only a few days' notice. Look forward to new programming over the next year!
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