Thursday, October 23, 2014

DNA Seminar THIS Saturday!!

Hurry and sign-up for our DNA Seminar, "I've DNA Tested, Now What?" on 
Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come hear speakers, Katherine Hope Borges, Linda Parker Magellan, and our very own Lewis M. Ruddick.

Bring a printout of your DNA results to be discussed in break-out groups, and get the answers and understanding you're looking for!

Cost: $40 at the door
Where: Telle Center
Trinity United Presbyterian Church
1600 Carver Road
Modesto, California 95350

Member Renewal Time!

It's that time of year again! Please send in your membership renewal to 
Maybelle Allen c/o GSSC
P.O. Box A
Modesto, California 95352

Membership dues are $20 for  a single membership  and $27.50 for a family membership for the year. There is an additional $5 fee if you wish to receive your monthly newsletter via U.S. mail instead of/ or in addition to receiving it electronically via email.

Find our membership application  HERE

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

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. 

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

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:

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.


Questions?  Contact Bev Johnson, 209-526-5009,