Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County Fall Research Trip

The Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County 
Invites You To Our Fall Research Trip

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Where: 900 North Street Room 200 Sacramento, California 

Time: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Transportation: Volunteer Carpool.
Please meet at the Trinity Church parking lot to carpool.

Cost: Free Admission! Gas, Parking and Gratuity to Driver
If you would like to volunteer to drive, please, let us know!

Deadline to Register is September 21, 2016.

Please RSVP to Cleda Lane at 209-577-2289 or 209-499-5687.

Resources at the California History Room: 

Voter Registrations, Draft Cards, Land Grants, Mortuary Records, Marriage Indexes, California Pioneers, Divorce Indexes, Manuscripts, County and Local Histories, Newspapers, Historical Photographs, and a lot more fun at your finger tips!
Our previous Research Trip to Oakland, California's LDS Research Library this summer was a great success! Many of our members were able to break down major brick walls with the information they gained. We hope to keep these research trips coming for our members. Guests and Non Members are always welcome to attend, so please help us spread the word to anyone that may be interested in attending a trip to Sacramento. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

September General Meeting

I just wanted to make a note that I apologize there was no August posting. I've been struggling with computer problems. Thanks to Kathy Marshall for coming to speak for us! She is a very much loved and appreciated Guest Speaker for our Society. If anyone did not get the handout, please email me at and I will gladly send it your way.



Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

Jennifer McDonald, First Vice President of The Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County, former Director, and heads of various Committees will be our Guest Speaker at our September 20, 2016 General Meeting. Jennifer has been doing Genealogy for five years now, and has located over 300 of her relatives. Her specialty within the Genealogy field has been in Descendancy Research, which has led her to many great discoveries from prized family photos to unlocking key Genealogy Brick Walls. Within her research and contacting family members, she has also had a hand in reuniting several families. Two of her most famous mentors have been Troy and Katie Dunn from the television shows The Locator and Last Hope. She credits The Genealogical Society for the knowledge she has gained from various members within our Society over the past three years.

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

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus Count
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

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County

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