Sad news: Madilyn Louise Coen Crane passed away quietly on Sunday, December 8th at her home in Austin, Texas, after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer.
Madilyn served as executive Vice-President of the Dallas Genealogical Society and editor of the Dallas Quarterly. From 1995 until 2005, she was the office manager for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and received the President's Citation for her work. During that time, hundreds of people often asked her for help and guidance on their own family research and she freely gave whatever advice she could. Her knowledge and research skills were respected by many professionals in the field of history and genealogy. Madilyn and her husband Rod designed and implemented a highly sophisticated website for FGS.
Madilyn also wrote and edited many published articles and books.
Her obituary is available online at http://goo.gl/4rVM4b.
My thanks to newsletter reader Dan Sieczkowski for telling me about this sad news.