Club notes

Courtesy photo Taking part in a recent induction of Jimmy Ling II as a new member of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are (from left): Larry Smith, chapter president; Jimmy Ling II; Harry Chamberlain (Jimmy’s grandfather) and Frontier Patriots Chapter member John Faulds.

Frontier Patriots welcome new member

The Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently welcomed its newest member.

Jimmy Ling II has completed documentation proving his ancestry to a Patriot who assisted in the cause to liberate America from English rule during the American Revolution.

The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes Bedford, Blair, Clearfield and Huntingdon counties.

The mission of the Sons of the America Revolution includes fostering true patriotism, preserving the records of Revolutionary War Patriots and promoting fellowship among the descendants of the Patriots.

Hollidaysburg class of 1950 to meet

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The members of the Hollidays­burg Senior High School class of 1950 hold their monthly luncheon meetings at 12:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at The Dream Restaurant. Spouses are also welcome to attend.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday.

For more information, call 695-1573 or 695-0028

Duncansville Historical Society to meet

DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Area Historical Society will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave.

Members will finalize plans for the Historical Tent presentation during Duncansville Community Days, which will be held July 20 to 22.

The society is interested in any pictures or information regarding Duncansville. If you are unable to attend the meeting, any information or pictures you have can be sent to Nancy Delozier, P.O. Box 115, Duncansville, PA 16635 or call 695-1017.

The society would like to make copies of the information, and it will be returned promptly.

New people are always welcome to attend meetings.

The society meets on the second Tuesday of every other month at the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Genealogical society to host speaker

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road.

Joyce A. Furfaro will present “Genetic Genealogy: The Basics Part II.”

Furfaro is a Centre County native. She received her doctorate in neuroscience from the Penn State College of Medicine in 2003 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in 2006, before returning to her roots in central PA.

Furfaro is a faculty member in the psychology department at Penn State University.

Her interest in genealogy began in the 1970s and has been rejuvenated in recent years with the advent of genetic genealogy.

Furfaro relies on the websites 23andme, AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and GEDmatch in her attempts to break through genealogical “brick walls” and has found several new relatives along the way. She is happy to share her knowledge of DNA in general and in how it can be used to investigate your own genetic ancestry.

After the presentation, the society will offer tours of the research library and book store.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Bridge club announces recent winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games.

May 31 — Carol Moyer and Ed McCauley, first; Betsy Goulianis and Hope Sheehan, second; Jean Keller and Jean Green and Bruce Baldwin and Barbara Marinak, tied for third.

June 1 — Jean Keller and Jean Green, first; Barbara Marinak and Jeannine Fagley, second; Bonnie Robeson and Christa Brenner, third; Ed McCauley and Betty Covino, fourth.

Games are open to the public and held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the American Legion Social Hall in Hollidaysburg.

For more information, visit altoonaduplicatebridge

.com or call Bruce Baldwin at 695-0182.

Area clubs and nonprofits can email photos and information to community@altoonamirror.com.