Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What's On the Menu

Some of the wonderful things happening at our society include our upcoming DNA Seminar in October (find more info on our Seminar page), speakers James Baker in September ("Elementary Dear Watson," Solving Problems with Clues You Already Have), and Kathryn Marshall in October ("Rebranding Lives"), in addition to our Ancestor's Night in November. We also have several special interest groups, so come by a meeting to find out more about those!

Our society houses a number of wonderful resources in the Special Collections Room at the main branch of the library in Modesto. Need help with your genealogy, or just want to see what we have? Stop by on Mondays between 10 and 3 and one of our society members will be there to help you. (times are subject to change based on the availability of our members, but this is generally true)

We look forward to seeing you at a meeting! And a HUGE thank you Bev Johnson for lining up our great speakers for the last two years.

August Meeting

GENERAL MEETING
                
TUESDAY, August 19,  2014
  
7:00 p.m.   Business Meeting  
            
7:20 p.m. Millie's Minutes: Millie Starr
  
7:30 p.m.  Stephen P Morse 
     
Trinity United Presbyterian Church

Telle Center

1600 Carver Road

Modesto, CA


Stephen P Morse:        One Step Webpages: A Hodgepodge of Lesser Known Gems”. 
We are fortunate to have the opportunity to spend another evening with Stephen P Morse, nationally recognized for all things genealogy.  A speaker in high demand, we are fortunate to have him spend an evening with us.  Steve’s program will address “One Step Webpages: A Hodgepodge of Lesser Known Gems”.  I suspect that in the question and answer period, you just may find the hook you were looking for.  



Friday, May 23, 2014

June's Meetings

Join us June 17th

6:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social 
7:00 PM Millie’s Minutes, by Millie Starr 
7:10 PM Writing Family History From a Journalist’s 
 Perspective, by Jeff Jardine of the Modesto Bee 


Jeff Jardine, noted journalist, contributing columnist and feature writer for the Modesto Bee, has garnered quite a cadre of 
faithful readers throughout central California for his stylistic writing and human interest stories. On Tuesday evening, 
June 17th, our program spotlight will feature Jeff in a presentation touching on Writing Family History From a Journalist’s 
Perspective. Join us for an evening that promises to be entertaining and informative. 
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Trinity United Presbyterian Church
Telle Center
1600 Carver Road


Modesto, CA

Memorial Day Commemoration

Please join us Monday, May 26, 2014 at the Pioneer Cemetery Mausoleum at 1 p.m. for a guided tour led by our society's Millie Starr. Learn more about the Civil War veterans laid to rest here.


COme learn about some of our Civil War veterans:
1st. Sgt. Cyrus Case, Co. C, 1st Maine Cavalry
Pvt. James G. Elmore, Co. D, MO Cavalry, CSA
Cpl. Hubbard L. Hart, Co. A, 3rd WI Infantry
Sgt. Bailey P. Hogin, MO Cavalry, CSA
Pvt. Isaac Zion, Co. A, 14th IA Infantry



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May's meeting

GENERAL MEETING
                
TUESDAY, May 20, 2014
                
7:00 p.m. Millie's Minutes: Millie Starr
  
7:10 p.m. "Table Talk ~ Mining the Genealogical Wealth Among Us"
     
Trinity United Presbyterian Church
Telle Center
1600 Carver Road
Modesto, CA

 Bev Johnson, Programs:  Asks: "How are we doing” Are our GSSC programs serving your interests?

Excerpt “Table Talk – Mining the Genealogical Wealth Among Us” 



Prepare for the meeting:
GSSC Program - TABLE TALK

What’s your favorite tool in your genealogy tool box?
Trying to crack open an ancestral brick wall?
Lesser known research sites and sources?
DNA issues?
Tech tips and blips?
War records?
Putting it all together for posterity?

Please bring ONE idea or concern with you to the program.




THREE GREAT DOOR PRIZES!

Questions?  Contact Bev Johnson, 209-526-5009, jbevjohnson1@att.net



Monday, April 14, 2014

April's Meeting


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF 
STANISLAUS COUNTY

GENERAL MEETING
                
TUESDAY, April 15, 2014
                
7:00 General Meeting
 
Trinity United Presbyterian Church
Telle Center
1600 Carver Road
Modesto, CA


7:00 pm Millie’s Minutes Millie Starr

7:10 pm “Like Footprints in the Wind”: The Evolution 
of a Novel by Pam Atherstone. The saga of non-German- Russians in eastern Europe. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

REMINDER: Workshop Tomorrow!!

Reminder email of our Spring 2014 GSSC Workshop at the El Vista LDS Church.  Come and attend and gain tools to utilize the LDS genealogical resources and their Family Search. The following is the same as the attachment..

GSSC Early Spring Workshop
Family History Research
Using LDS Resources

Saturday, March 29, 2014

LDS Church
731 El Vista Ave,
Modesto, CA 95355

FOUR SESSIONS: TWO IN THE MORNING WITH JANE RASMUSSEN WHO WILL COVER RESOURCES IN THE LOCAL 
FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS AND RESOURCES AT SALT LAKE CITY.

TWO IN THE AFTERNOON WITH MILLIE STARR COVERING DESPERATION GENEALOGY: "WAYS TO SNATCH VICTORY FROM THE JAWS OF DEFEAT"  AND SHARON HAWLEY-CRUM ADDRESSING “THE PLACES YOU'LL GO, AND THE PEOPLE YOU'LL MEET: GENEALOGICAL TRAVEL, SURPRISES AND SUCCESS.”

 Fee for all four sessions is $5.00 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 
JEFF WELLS AT JEFFREYWELLS3533@COMCAST.NET (209) 579-2510 OR 
GSSC AT GSSC@ATT.NET (209) 667-0536

YOU MAY PAY AT THE DOOR.

                                                              
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