The 11th annual tour to the Family History Library was another great success. Thirty-five members of the society (including leaders Jane Knowles Lindsey and Nancy Simons Peterson) spent the week of May 15 – 22, 2011, immersed in genealogy.
|Kathleen Dunn Jones|
One surprise was running into our "far-flung" member, Bette Kot, who was leading a group from Colorado. Bette is a former CGS librarian who led the tour with Jane in past years. It was great seeing you again, Bette!
|Leader Jane Lindsey and Betty Kot|
Carolyn Mowry Sinclair discovered the Automated Genealogy site and gave it high praise. She was working on her husband's Nova Scotia family.
|Leader Nancy Peterson and Lavinia Schwarz|
Irene Vega Kelly made some great discoveries using Border Crossings records from Mexico to Arizona. She was able to go back several more generations with the VEGA family.
|Rita Anberg and Judy Greenwood Jones|
Judy Greenwood Jones had a breakthrough researching her grandfather William FAWCETT in Ontario, Canada.
|Cynthia Peterson Gorman and Tim Cox|
Chris Pattillo was fact-checking during the week in order to finish a book she will be presenting as a wedding gift on June 18.
|Jane Hufft, Jane Lindsey, Kathryn Doyle, Nancy Peterson, Nancy Fike and Pam Lewis|
Linda Okazaki broke through a brick wall using 19th Century U.S. Newspapers when she found documentation that an ancestor changed his name.
Sandy Frye had luck researching her SMITHs and proved a move from Indiana to Missouri.
|Laura Lee Karp|
Alison Kern Shedd broke through a German brick wall researching SIEGLE/SIGLEN in Ditzingen, Wurtenburg.
Pam Lewis located the 1842 Church of England marriage record of her gg-grandfather and went back another generation on her EDWARDS family. The couple were both born in Hertsfordshire but they were married in Surrey – another mystery for another trip.
|St. George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, England 4 June 1842|
Copyright © 2011 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library