Saturday, July 9, 2016

No July Meeting

Reminder that there is no meeting in July. See you all back August 16th, 2016 at 7:00P.M. for our guest speaker, Kathy Marshall on Immigration and Emigration Searches.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Upcoming Dates

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Upcoming Dates To Note:
July 5, 2016 through July 28, 2016 the El Vista Family History Library will be CLOSED. 

If you will be in need of research assistance, please be sure to visit our Special Collections Room at Modesto Library downtown every Monday from 10:00A.M. until 3:00P.M. If you cannot make it to one of those times, please contact Marilyn Belleville at (209) 523-8963 or email her at

July 5th - Our Oakland FHL Day Trip will be hosted by the Genealogical Society. Cost is $40. Please contact Cleda Lane at 209-577-2289 to register.

Please also note that we will be taking a break in July. There will be no Board Meeting or General Meeting this month. See you all back August 16, 2016 for our Guest Speaker, Kathy Marshall on Immigration and Emigration Records. More details to come soon.

October 1, 2016 - Registration opens for 2017 Salt Lake City Research Trip.

October 1, 2016 - International Festival, Modesto Junior College.

October 22, 2016 Annual Seminar. More details to come.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June General Meeting



Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

Do not forget the Ice Cream Social at 6:00P.M. Come early and join us!

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County Resources


Are you a member of the Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County? Have you asked yourself what resources our Society has for your use? First Vice President Jennifer McDonald, along with other members of our Society will give you a broader knowledge of various resources our Society has available to you, our members. We hope you will walk away with the knowledge that we are here to support and assist you in your genealogy endeavors.  

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Oakland Family History Center Research Trip

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Trip to Oakland Family History Center

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

 The Oakland (California) Regional Family History Center is one of the largest and most accessible centers for genealogical research in California, with over 9,000 volumes of books, periodicals, family histories, city and county histories, city directories, plus over 37,000 reels of microfilm and 9,000 microfiche containing millions of local vital records and historical census data from all over the world.   

If you would like to register, please contact Cleda Lane at 209-577-2289.

There is no cost for entrance into the Family History Center.

Please stay posted for more details on the price for transportation to and from the Library, which will be included as per your trip registration with The Stanislaus County Genealogical Society.

The Oakland, California Family History Center's website is

 Unique Resources:
The Oakland California Family History Center has several resources of local interest. These resources include the following:   

* Alameda County Obituary Card File 1985-2002 -  An alphabetical card file containing more than 35,000 obituaries clipped from Alameda County newspapers (95 % from the "Alameda Times Star")

*California Mission Records - Microfilmed copies of original mission records dating from the 1770s to the early 1900s 

*Growing Collection of California County Vital Records, Deed and Probate Indexes 

*Growing Collection of Church Records from the Azores 

*Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths from Tonga - These typescript copies of vital records in Tonga date from the late 1860's to 1942

You can also get more information at the Family Search Catalog:


The CATALOG of the Oakland FamilySearch Library is located at>Search>Catalog  
Under “Search these Family History Centers” select Oakland California FamilySearch Library 
The catalog allows patrons to:

Search by Places, Surnames, Titles, Authors, Subjects or Keywords

Broaden a search to other local Family History Centers, to what is available online or to the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City

Have a direct link to the growing collection of online resources at and elsewhere


Saturday, April 30, 2016

May 2016 General Meeting



Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

Beverly Graham: Preserving Your Genealogical Documents


 Have you ever asked yourself how to preserve the various Genealogical documents, photographs, and other items we have collected in our research? Or even how and what to save? Beverly Graham, a member of GSSC and past President, will be giving us a broader knowledge of how to archive and preserve our documents, photographs, and many other Genealogical finds with a wonderful product, Archival Mist.  

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Special Collections Room Open House

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Special Collections Room Open House

Located at the Stanislaus County Library, Downtown Modesto

Saturday, April 2, 2016 

10:00A.M. until 3:00P.M. 

Come into our Special Collections Room. Have a look around. Ask questions.
See what Resources we have available to you.

Special Collections Room Power Point Presentation

Please checkout our Power Point Presentation on our Special Collections holdings at the main branch of the Stanislaus County Library.

Simply click on the link and follow the directions to download the presentation.