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08 June 2016

Wordless Wednesday: California Genealogical Society at Jamboree 2016

Collaborating with Seattle Genealogists

Lavinia Schwarz, Nicka Smith, Jim Sorenson, Diana Edwards

World Round Table Consultations with Janis Hirohama

ProGen Luncheon with Janice Sellers

Lavinia Schwarz, Jan Brandt, Cyndi Ingle, Linda Okazaki, Susanne Mori, Melinda Yamane Crawford, Diana Edwards

Newest CGS Member, Melinda Yamane Crawford

Oakland Hometown Pride with CGS Members

DNA Luncheon with Pam Brigham, Jan Brandt, Deborah Yegerlehner Sweeney, and Jacqi Stevens











Natalie Levinson and Lavinia Schwarz












Nikkei Researchers Janis Hirohama, Susanne Mori, Linda Okazaki, Melinda Yamane Crawford, Jim Russull

 "Everything You Wanted to Know About African-American Genealogy but Were Afraid to Ask" with Nicka Smith

Natalie Levinson, Sita Likuski, Lavinia Schwarz

Diana Edwards and Nicka Smith

CGS Members
Back Row: Pam Brigham, Jan Brandt, Lavinia Schwarz, Pat Burrow, Jacqi Stevens
Middle Row: Brenda Shank, Laura Lee Karp, Natalie Levinson, Susanne Mori, Janis Hirohama, Linda Okazaki
Front Row: Tracy Zimmerman, Diana Edwards, Kim Cotton, Janice Sellers
Missing: Ron Arons, David Burde, Sita Likuski, Gena Philibert-Ortega
Jim Russell, Nicka Smith, Jim Sorenson
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28 May 2016

Spotlight on Genealogy Periodicals: Ohio!


by Nancy Cork

Did you know that The California Genealogy Society’s library has a fascinating collection of genealogy periodicals?

Let’s take a peek inside two issues of different Ohio-focused journals: a fresh from-the-mailbox issue, and an oldie-but-goodie from our shelves. In genealogy, newer isn’t necessarily better and research has a long shelf life!


In the fresh-from-the-mailbox issue of the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly, there is an article about the men who served in the 1st Regiment (Edward’s) Ohio Militia and the scandal in 1813 when George Edwards and his battalion were charged with disobedience and cowardice. A list of individuals in the regiment is included.

“War of 1812: 1st Regiment (Edward’s) Ohio Militia”
By Jeremiah Edwards
Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly Vol 56:2, Spring 2016; pp. 119-122
Call number: F486 O55

Not what you were looking for?  In addition to the recent issue, our library also has the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly from Volume 11 to Volume 55 (1971 to present) with some gaps in the earlier years. 


Switching gears, you can also discover an oldie-but-goodie from our shelves in the October 1905 issue of The “Old Northwest” Genealogy Quarterly that is devoted to Granville, Ohio.   Inside you will find a story of the founding and history of a female college, with many photographs and drawings, along with lists of faculty, trustees and pupils from 1835 to 1898.

“Granville Female College”
By Harriet I. Whiting
The “Old Northwest” Genealogical Quarterly
Volume 8, 1905; pp. 317 – 358
Call number: F476 O4 1905 Vol VIII


Want more issues to review?  The library also has The “Old Northwest” Genealogical Quarterly from Volume 1, 1898 to Volume 15, 1912.

Still need more Ohio journals to choose from?  We also have The Ohio Genealogical Society Report in our collection.


Please come in and browse through our many magazines, newsletters and scholarly journals for more information on Ohio and other people, places and things.  Remember to look on the wall in the Sherman Room for current issues, and on the shelves by call number for all other periodicals.

Many people think we’ve only got genealogy research materials for California, but we’ve got so much more to offer.  I hope this gives you yet another reason to come in and visit our genealogy library. 

See you around the library!




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27 May 2016

Spotlight on Genealogy Periodicals: North Carolina!


by Nancy Cork


Did you know that The California Genealogy Society’s library has a fascinating collection of genealogy periodicals?

Let’s take a peek inside two issues of different North Carolina-focused journals: a fresh-from-the-mailbox issue, and an oldie-but-goodie from our shelves.  In genealogy, newer isn’t necessarily better and research has a long shelf life!

In the fresh-from-the-mailbox issue of the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, there is a fascinating (and exclusive!) article on indentured children in Perquimans County. As a way to find homes for children as young as one year old, indentures specified what craft the child was apprenticed to learn. This article includes ten pages of detailed information such as this listing:
  
“13 May 1850 George W. Whedbee, orphan of James Whidbee, age 9 was indentured to William Sutton who was tasked to teach him the art and mystery of farming.”

“Perquimans County Indenture 1842 - 1853”
By Sharon Gable
North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal
Volume 42:1, February 2016; pp. 33 - 44
Call number: F253 N882
 
Not what you were looking for?  In addition to the recent issue, our library has this periodical from Volume 1 in 1975 to the present.


Switching gears, you can also discover an oldie-but-goodie from our shelves. We found in the North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register an older article taken from the “papers on file among the Court Records of Albemarle County, in the Court house in Edenton, N.C.”, that deals with the protests in Edenton, North Carolina in 1728:

“The Everard Riot in Edenton in 1728”
North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register
Volume 1:3, July 1900 pp.439-440
Call number: F251 N89

Want more issues to review?  You can find the North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register on our library shelves dating from 1900 to 1903.


When you come to the library to browse our periodicals, remember to look on the wall in the Sherman Room for current issues, and on the shelves by call number all other periodicals.

Many people think we’ve only got genealogy research materials for California, but we’ve got so much more to offer.  I hope this gives you yet another reason to come in and visit our genealogy library. 

See you around the library!



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25 May 2016

Gena Philibert-Ortega: Genealogy Double-Header



Want to “knock it out of the park” when it comes to the time you spend on genealogy?  Then you won’t want to miss two classes on the same day (Saturday, July 23rd at our library) taught by the phenomenal Gena Philibert-Ortega!

So what are the classes?

“Everyone knows about the "BMD" (birth, marriage, death) vital records, right? It’s one of the first records you look for in the hunt for your ancestors.

But do you know everything about those records you seek? What do you do when no records exist? This presentation looks at the history of vital records in the United States, variations of those records, and alternatives.”


“City directories are great, but what other types of directories exist that can lead you to information about female ancestors?  Surprisingly there are all kinds that include church, community, genealogy, and membership organizations.

Learn more about directories, what they contain and most importantly where to find them.”

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion.

Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, she has spoken to groups throughout the United States and Canada as well as virtually to audiences worldwide.

In addition to her speaking credentials, Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle and Family Tree Magazine.

Her writings can also be found on her blogs: Gena’s Genealogy and Food. Family. Ephemera. She is also the author of three books including her latest, From The Family Kitchen (F + W Media, 2012).

Gena was a researcher for the first season of the PBS show Genealogy Roadshow (2013). Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. She serves as past-president for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her current research interests include women’s social history, and researching women’s lives using material artifacts.
 

We’re so excited to have Gena teach two classes on the same day for us.  Reserve your seat and don’t miss a chance to spend the day with one of the leading female voices in genealogy research!



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