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Welcome to the California Genealogical Society and Library Blog - for and about the society - its members, programs and events.

Shannon Reese, Editor
Shannon Reese, genealogy, California

As the editor of the California Ancestors blog, my focus is on telling our members' genealogy stories and helping The California Genealogical Society (CGS) publicize its upcoming classes, events and fundraising campaigns.  

Who am I? I've been an amateur genealogist for the last 22 years, and while at CGS have been a member of the California Genealogical Society's Board, became the Marketing Director, was Chair of the Publishing & Marketing committee, and currently lead our Social Media efforts. Want more detail?  Check out my LinkedIn profile.

On a personal note, I hope to pass on my love of history and genealogy to my daughter, Katie.  For the genealogy connections out there, I'm always looking for more information about the families of Leftwich, Reese, Armstrong, Hayes, Wik and Nordengen. I realized a long time ago that stories are what can spark a non-genealogists interest in their family history.  I never tire of hearing your genealogy stories and would like to help you tell yours. 

Do you have a genealogy story to tell?  Interested in writing a recurring column?  If yes, then send me an email and let's talk!