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you consider yourself a Beginning Genealogist? Do you have Genealogy
Questions? This is your chance to come in to a meeting for our Table
Talk. The goal of this Meeting will be for our Members that are a part
of our Member Directory to HELP give ideas on where to search for those
records, etc. to help you break down those brick walls. This is going to
be a team effort. There will be no speaker. If you consider yourself an
intermediate or expert Genealogist in a particular area, please come
and help out our Beginners, and be willing to share some resources
(Websites, Books, etc.) that you find valuable when doing Genealogy!
Together, we may be able to help someone break down that brick wall!
Diane McDonnell, the Stanislaus County Librarian will be returning to
speak at The Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County. Her goal is to
let us know what is new at the Library, and to speak briefly about the
upcoming Library Sales Tax Renewal in November of this year. We welcome
Diane back to our Society, and are looking forward to hearing about the
Sorry there was no posting for May. The Quilting Program went fabulous! Many Members stepped up to show their quilts. Cheryl Hall from the local Quilting Guild shared a Quilt donated to us for our 50th Anniversary next year.
In the Fall, your Society is planning a Seminar on DNA. This program on DNA basics is intended to peak your interest in the Seminar and to provide you with some genetic genealogy DNA basics and what tests to take and why. Lewis will provide you with the testing basics, his experience with DNA testing and how the use of DNA led him to the tiny village in Northern Ireland where his 5th Great Grandfather had lived before departing to North America in very early 1700.
This year was the 2nd Annual Family History Day at the El Vista LDS. The Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County was present. According to those that attended, the turn out was good. The Society ran out of flyers for Membership. It was great fun with a lot of classes that people attended on various Genealogical topics. There were displays in the Gym, and our Society had several tables set up with displays for Genealogy and German Research, along with our Members and their laptops and tablets to help people with doing their Genealogy. Thank you to all of our Members that came out and helped, and thank you to the El Vista LDS for inviting the Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County!
Many Facets to Writing About Your Family--Member by Member
do you want to learn in any article you read about your Ancestor? Is
it that they came in steerage? Or do you want to know what that really
meant? We all know they did not swim across the ocean.
you are an historian who is writing a book to bore students to death
with cold facts and no frills, you want a moment in the life of the
person who made you possible. Hopefully this talk will give you some
ideas about ways to approach this.
Please join us at 6:00P.M. for our annual Souper Supper! Put on by the Board of Directors, and various Committee Chairs. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
“A visit to the National Archives: A journey into the past.”
Sharon Hawley-Crum, Ph.D.
program will begin with a brief overview of the reasons
for traveling to Washington D.C. to conduct family research. As
Sharon will contrast her trip to the National Archives with past
research trips she's made to Salt Lake City. She will discuss what is
available at the National Archives,
the key things she learned on her trip, and several surprises she did