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11 December 2009

The California Nugget, Volume 1, Number 2

The Fall 2009 edition of The California Nugget has been sent to the printer and should be arriving in members' mailboxes in the next week. I was able to get a sneak peek and I'm thrilled to report that Editor Jane Hufft and Production Editor Lois Elling have outdone themselves and Volume 1, Issue 2 is even better than the first! Here's Jane's message:

Dear CGS Members:
     We hope you will enjoy the variety of articles and information in this second issue of The California Nugget. Be sure to read “Elyse’s Genealogy Blog” which describes a generation gap among family historians, and let us know what you think CGS might do to help unite researchers of all ages. (We’ve taken the first step by adding a student membership at $20.) Our "California Ancestors" section highlights two very different BROWN families, and the ‘06 earthquake is memorialized by a BOSWORTH ancestor.
     In April 2010 the planets align when the annual National Genealogical Society Conference and the annual CGS research trip are back-to-back in Salt Lake City! The 2010 NGS Family History Conference is 28 April – 1 May 2010. There is a conference blog at Sign up now to take advantage of the week-long CGS trip—what a wonderful ten days for those who can be there for both events.
     Coming in the next issue of the Nugget: exciting details about a major new CGS publication, San Francisco Deaths, 1865 – 1904 and first part of the alphabet from the newly compiled California Names in the Index to the List of Pensioners on the Roll, 1883.
     What about your California ancestors? Please share your stories, photos and family trees for our readers and your descendants!
Jane Hufft
Twenty-First Century Genealogy
Elyse’s Genealogy Blog…Post of July 7, 2009 By Elyse Doerflinger
CGSL Blog in the News!
Finding the Laughran Sisters - Part 1 by Jane Hufft

California Ancestors
Virginia Wise Bosworth and the San Francisco Earthquake by Marilyn Willats
The Descendants of William Bailey Clarke Brown by H. Frost Prioleau
William Gage Brown and Margaret Jones by Barry E. Hinman

For Our Readers
Salt Lake City Research Tour April 21 – 28: Registration Form
What CGS Research Services Can Do for You 
Recent Acquisitions in the Library
News from the Society 
New and Improved Rules of Genealogy from
New Members
Guidelines for Submission

The California Nugget is a benefit of membership in the California Genealogical Society. It is published twice a year.