Friday, October 6, 2017

October 17, 2017 General Meeting

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County

General Meeting

October 17, 2017 at 7:00P.M.

Trinity Presbyterian Church

1600 Carver Road Modesto, California

Telle Center

Speaker: Jim Brennan


Jim Brennan, along with the Irish Cultural Society of Stanislaus County built and installed a Memorial located at the Saint Joseph's Cemetery on Stockton-Sonora Road. It is dedicated to all of the Irish Immigrants that were laid to rest there in the tiny Community of Eugene. The first settlers were two Irishmen named Dillon and Dooley. Jim is a Descendant of the Irish Immigrants buried there, and the Brennan family are currently the caretakers. Jim is joining us to share more in depth History on this wonderful bit of Irish History for our area.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 19, 2017 General Meeting

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County

September 19, 2017 at 7:00P.M. 
Trinity Presbyterian Church 
1600 Carver Road Modesto, California 
Telle Room

Speaker: Millie Starr
Let Your Ancestors Introduce Themselves with the Written Word
 Assisted by Beverly Graham



Also, please come out to vote for our new logo!

Nominations will be announced by Ellen Reesh

Friday, July 28, 2017

August 15, 2017 General Meeting

 
Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County

August 15, 2017 at 7:00P.M. 
Trinity Presbyterian Church 
1600 Carver Road Modesto, California 
Telle Room

Guest Speaker:YOU!
 
 
Beginner's Genealogy Table Talk
 
 
Do you consider yourself a Beginning Genealogist? Do you have Genealogy Questions? This is your chance to come in to a meeting for our Table Talk. The goal of this Meeting will be for our Members that are a part of our Member Directory to HELP give ideas on where to search for those records, etc. to help you break down those brick walls. This is going to be a team effort. There will be no speaker. If you consider yourself an intermediate or expert Genealogist in a particular area, please come and help out our Beginners, and be willing to share some resources (Websites, Books, etc.) that you find valuable when doing Genealogy! Together, we may be able to help someone break down that brick wall!

Monday, May 22, 2017

June 20, 2017 General Meeting

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County

June 20, 2017 at 7:00P.M. 
Trinity Presbyterian Church 
1600 Carver Road Modesto, California 
Telle Room

Guest Speaker: Diane McDonnell



Diane McDonnell, the Stanislaus County Librarian will be returning to speak at The Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County. Her goal is to let us know what is new at the Library, and to speak briefly about the upcoming Library Sales Tax Renewal in November of this year. We welcome Diane back to our Society, and are looking forward to hearing about the Library News.


Sorry there was no posting for May. The Quilting Program went fabulous! Many Members stepped up to show their quilts. Cheryl Hall from the local Quilting Guild shared a Quilt donated to us for our 50th Anniversary next year.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

April 18, 2017 General Meeting

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County

April 18, 2017 at 7:00P.M. 
Trinity Presbyterian Church 
1600 Carver Road Modesto, California 
Telle Room

Guest Speaker: Lewis Ruddick

DNA Basics

In the Fall, your Society is planning a Seminar on DNA. This program on DNA basics is intended to peak your interest in the Seminar and to provide you with some genetic genealogy DNA basics and what tests to take and why. Lewis will provide you with the testing basics, his experience with DNA testing and how the use of DNA led him to the tiny village in Northern Ireland where his 5th Great Grandfather had lived before departing to North America in very early 1700.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Family History Day March 21, 2017 Update


 
Family History Day Photos
March 11, 2017
9:00A.M. until 1:00P.M.
El Vista LDS Modesto, California

This year was the 2nd Annual Family History Day at the El Vista LDS. The Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County was present. According to those that attended, the turn out was good. The Society ran out of flyers for Membership. It was great fun with a lot of classes that people attended on various Genealogical topics. There were displays in the Gym, and our Society had several tables set up with displays for Genealogy and German Research, along with our Members and their laptops and tablets to help people with doing their Genealogy. Thank you to all of our Members that came out and helped, and thank you to the El Vista LDS for inviting the Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County!

Monday, March 13, 2017

March 21, 2017 General Meeting

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County

March 21, 2017 at 7:00P.M. 
Trinity Presbyterian Church 
1600 Carver Road Modesto, California 
Telle Room
 
Guest Speaker: Millie Starr
WHEN A MAN DIES A LIBRARY BURNS TO THE GROUND
Many Facets to Writing About Your Family--Member by Member

What do you want to learn in any article you read about your Ancestor?  Is it that they came in steerage? Or do you want to know what that really meant? We all know they did not swim across the ocean.
Unless you are an historian who is writing a book to bore students to death with cold facts and no frills, you want a moment in the life of the person who made you possible.  Hopefully this talk will give you some ideas about ways to approach this.

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.