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!

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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



GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF STANISLAUS COUNTY

GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
TRINITY UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
TELLE CENTER
1600 CARVER ROAD MODESTO, CA 95350
 
 *** 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 poto4everhp@gmail.com and I will gladly send it your way.



GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF STANISLAUS COUNTY

GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
TRINITY UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
TELLE CENTER
1600 CARVER ROAD MODESTO, CA 95350


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 m.belleville@att.net.

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


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF STANISLAUS COUNTY

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

TRINITY UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
TELLE CENTER
1600 CARVER ROAD MODESTO, CA 95350


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 www.fhcoakland.org

 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:

ONLINE CATALOG

The CATALOG of the Oakland FamilySearch Library is located at familysearch.org>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 FamilySearch.org and elsewhere






   

Saturday, April 30, 2016

May 2016 General Meeting

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF STANISLAUS COUNTY

GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

Beverly Graham: Preserving Your Genealogical Documents

TRINITY UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
TELLE CENTER
1600 CARVER ROAD MODESTO, CA 95350


 Have you ever asked yourself how to preserve the various Genealogical documents, photographs, and other items we have collected in our research? Or even how and what to save? Beverly Graham, a member of GSSC and past President, will be giving us a broader knowledge of how to archive and preserve our documents, photographs, and many other Genealogical finds with a wonderful product, Archival Mist.  

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Special Collections Room Open House

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County

Special Collections Room Open House

Located at the Stanislaus County Library, Downtown Modesto

Saturday, April 2, 2016 

10:00A.M. until 3:00P.M. 

Come into our Special Collections Room. Have a look around. Ask questions.
See what Resources we have available to you.

Special Collections Room Power Point Presentation

Please checkout our Power Point Presentation on our Special Collections holdings at the main branch of the Stanislaus County Library.

Simply click on the link and follow the directions to download the presentation.

Monday, February 22, 2016

March's Meeting

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF STANISLAUS COUNTY
GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, March 15, 2015
Program begins at
7:00 PM
TRINITY UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
TELLE CENTER
1600 CARVER ROAD 
MODESTO CA

Stephen Morse of One-Step Webpages will return to share more knowledge about various genealogical tools.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February's Meeting

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF STANISLAUS COUNTY
GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, February 16, 2015
Souper Supper @ 6:oo p.m.
Program begins at
7:00 PM
TRINITY UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
TELLE CENTER
1600 CARVER ROAD 
MODESTO CA

  Program:  "What War Did Your Ancestors Fight?", Millie Starr, speaker