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04 October 2010

November Membership Meeting - Soldiers and Statesmen: The History of the de Büren Family

Saturday, November 13, 2010
1:00 p.m.
California Genealogical Society Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, California

Covering over 800 years of family history in the United States, Switzerland and Argentina, the de Büren story encompasses passionate tales of suitors, soldiers, statesmen and saints. CGS member Jean-François de Büren will share tales of historical intrigue and the compelling family drama of his family's journey from Swiss nobility to the California Central Valley.

The short membership meeting starts promptly at 1:00 p.m. Mr. de Büren's presentation follows immediately after. Seating is limited so please arrive early. Meetings are open to everyone but non-members pay a $5.00 users fee to enter the library. (Or come and become a member!)

Graphic designer, writer, historian and genealogist, Jean-François de Büren has been passionate about his family history for as long as he can remember. For the past ten years Jean-François has actively worked on the story of his roots and is acknowledged as the family historian. He is the author of three blogs: The De Buren Family, The Grand Tour and The French of San Francisco. A dual Swiss and American citizen, he also writes about Swiss emigration to California and aims to retrace the journey of his great-great-grandfather through the Americas of the 1850s for a documentary film.

Copyright © 2010 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library