The Morrison-Q Carolina Region quarterly luncheon was held at the Boxcar Grille in Statesville, NC, on March 12, 2016. Coit Morrison represented the line of James. Representing the line of Thomas were Dave Morrison, Rene Bryson and her husband Terry Bryson. The line of William was represented by Tom Akers, Betty Howard, Milton Morrison and his wife Catherine Morrison. Also in attendance was Bob Morrison, an officer in the Southeast Region of Clan Morrison Society of North America.
Spent some time discussing and answering questions pertaining to our Y-DNA project – where we have been and where we are going.
Coit reported that $820 has been pledged in the 2016 Morrison-Q-athon. Just a small donation can go a long way. For example, for every five people who donate $10 a month a Big-Y test can be purchased.
Some members of the Morrison-Q Group are reading the book Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree. Coit mentioned a more in-depth book for those who might be interested in doing some additional reading. It is NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection by David R. Dowell.
Tom Akers reminded everyone that if they make purchases from Amazon they should use the Morrison-Q link. It is at the bottom right-hand corner of the website page. Coit stated that last month Morrison-Q received $12.00 from purchases made through this link.
Coit said that we so far have seventeen people planning to attend the upcoming annual Morrison-Q meeting in Gatlinburg, TN, July 14-17, 2016. Coit said he is working on having some choices of workshops throughout the meeting. As many members as possible are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend the entire event, please consider attending one or two days.
RENE WILLIAMS BRYSON
Morrison Gathering in Statesville, NC, March 12, 2016
Left to Right: Robert (Bob) Morrison (Raleigh, NC), Coit Morrison (Rock Hill, SC),
Thomas E. (Tom) Ackers (Davidson, NC), Catherine J. Morrison (Hamptonville, NC),
Milton H. Morrison (Hamptonville, NC), David J. Morrison (Swannanoa, NC), Terry
Bryson (Marion, NC); Front: Sarah Elizabeth (Betty) M. Howard (Statesville, NC)
and Rene W. Bryson (Marion, NC).