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25 February 2018

Hot Off the Press!

The Winter issue of The California Nugget is out, with an array of goodies to explore.

In “The Many Names of Hew Din,” Grant Din traces the journey of his Chinese immigrant ancestor, illustrating along the way resources and techniques for those researching Chinese Americans.

Also, certified genealogist Rondina Wallace outlines a “backdoor” entry to NARA microfilms which can help researchers glean more information from this vast collection.

Sheila Benedict’s “California Historic Missions” gives background on the missions and the records they kept, and explains how to access the information they contain.

We also have the next installments to three stories begun in the Fall 2017 Nugget: “Joel Burlingame: A 19th-century Life” by Barry Hinman; “A Tribute to May (Teruko) Ishimoto” by Norm Ishimoto; and Lavinia Schwarz continues the saga of untangling her family lines in New Orleans, Cuba, and Haiti with “Reading Records Right.”

Thanks as always to editor Janice Sellers and the many volunteers who produce the Nugget. And remember, we are always looking for more interesting articles on genealogy and history. If you have an idea to submit, please contact

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