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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Scots-Irish Seminar: Early Bird Rate extended to 2/5!



Are you among the 33.3 million people claiming Irish descent in the US? This number is seven times greater than the population of Ireland (4.6m) itself. Between 1830 to 1914, almost 5 million persons left Ireland for the US alone. 

California has 2.5 million people of Irish descent, which is the highest of any state, with a concentration of 13.3 percent in Moraga in Northern California. 

 Would you like to learn more about how to trace your Scots-Irish ancestry? Fintan Mullen & Gillian Hunt of the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast, Northern Ireland will be here with a full day event featuring training and tips on how to find your Scots-Irish ancestry. Established in 1956, the foundation helps people discover their Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors. 

CGS' Scots-Irish Seminar will be held on Sunday March 29, and we wanted to give you an opportunity to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate, which is extended to February 5





Copyright © 2014 by Ellen Fernandez-Sacco, California Genealogical Society and Library.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wordless Wednesday


New for 2015!


Copyright © 2014 by Ellen Fernandez-Sacco, California Genealogical Society and Library.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SFPL: Personal Digital Archiving Series Jan 15 - Apr 16, 2015


The San Francisco Public Library has a new DIGI Center on the 5th Floor of the Main Library at 100 Larkin Street.  

The wonderful staff from Government Information, Magazines & Newspapers and SF History Centers are offering a series you'll be interested in at the center-- among its programs for 2015 is a Thursday evening series on Personal Digital Archiving

The next workshop in the series is happening Thursday 19 February 2015 from 6:30-7:30PM. 

It's free, no need to register!  For more information, contact the SFPL at 415.557.4277


Copyright © 2014 by Ellen Fernandez-Sacco, California Genealogical Society and Library.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Santa Rosa Family History Fair: this Saturday 17 January 2015

Our friends at the Sonoma County Genealogical Society are having an all day Family History Fair this weekend entitled:


There's no charge for the event, but you do need to register, and bring a bag lunch. Topics include getting the most out of online records, DNA, making family videos and more.  



Lots of interesting classes and skills to impart to make your family history more accessible and attractive, so you may want to head to Santa Rosa and check it out! 

Copyright © 2015 by Ellen Fernandez-Sacco, California Genealogical Society and Library.