Monday, February 13, 2017

February 21st General Meeting

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County
February 21, 2017 at 7:00P.M. 
Trinity Presbyterian Church 
1600 Carver Road Modesto, California 
Telle Room

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.

The program will begin with a brief overview of the reasons for traveling to Washington D.C. to conduct family research. As appropriate, 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 not anticipate.

Monday, November 14, 2016

November General Meeting

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County
Ancestor Night
November 15, 2016

Come see us for our annual Ancestor Night tomorrow night! 
7PM at the Telle Room. 1600 Carver Road Modesto, California. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

2016 Red Poinsettia Fund Raising Event

2016 Red Poinsettia Fund Raising Event 

Pre-Sale: September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016 
The Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County Board voted to support a repeat of our successful Poinsettia fundraising effort. This activity helps maintain the vitality of our great organization. 
Please support this fundraising effort.
Remember, these beautiful, long lasting, plants make great gifts for friends and family, and are a lovely addition to your own home decor. 
You can pre-order your beautiful poinsettia plants for afternoon pick-up on December 2, 2016, by completing this form and either mailing the form, or by bringing it to the October or November meeting. 

If you have any questions please call Sharon Hawley-Crum at 209-8382118, or Bev Johnson at 209-526-5009.  

Thanks in advance for your support of our organization!

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County Order Form 2016 Red Poinsettia Sale 

Name:                                                                        Date:  


Phone Number:                                                         Email:  


Quantity   (   )X $10.00 each =  Total Due  $___________________

Form of Payment:  Cash                                            Check Number  

Make checks payable to: GSSC   

Please make a note of “Poinsettia” in the Memo section 
Mail to: Sharon Hawley-Crum 16504 Henry Road, Escalon, CA 95320

October GSSC General Meeting



Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
 *** Please join us for our 6PM German Interest Group! ***

“YOU Have a Story to Tell” Presented by Vicky Wolff.
Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours? ................. Only you know your story, so write it down and pass it on. This program will help you start your own story, your legacy to your family. In this program you will learn different means to tell your personal story and how to also do your ancestral story. The thing is to get things down so it can be preserved for your family and the future.  
Start today without delay!

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.