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03 December 2011

Insider's Guide to California Genealogy

The California Genealogical Society (CGS) announces publication of the Insider’s Guide to California Genealogy – a laminated reference card of essential resources designed to help family historians researching their Golden State ancestors.

Modeled on a similar guide by the Illinois State Genealogical Society, the CGS product reflects the unique resources available and particular problems encountered with California research.

The Insider’s Guide To California Genealogy contains:
  • An overview of California history in a timeline format
  • Lists of general California research websites and resources
  • Research strategies for the Golden State
  • More than 130 different links to essential websites
  • 22 subject sections including Census and Vital Records, Land and Maps, Newspapers and more.
While done under the guidance of the Publications/Marketing Committee, the Insider’s Guide to California Genealogy was created by the CGS Research Committee. Jim Sorenson was the project manager. Special thanks to the committee for their many hours of work on the project: Judy Bodycote, Kim Cotton, Nancy Peterson, Lavinia Schwarz, Pat Smith, Henry Snyder, Jim Sorenson and Laura Spurrier.

CGS is the second large genealogy society to publish a state research guide in this format. We gratefully acknowledge our "far-flung" member, Thomas MacEntee, for gifting the project to CGS. I'm looking forward to thanking Thomas "in person" later this morning on the Blog Talk Radio show My Society presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies, when we will discuss Insider's Guides to Genealogy.

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Insider's Guide to California Genealogy
Pub. 2011 by California Genealogical Society
Laminated card, 8.5” x 11" format, 4pp.
Price: $7.00, includes shipping and handling.

Order online.

To place an order by mail, send a check for $7.00 to "Insider's Guide" California Genealogical Society, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612. Please include your mailing address. Orders are processed weekly and sent by first class mail.

Copyright © 2011 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library.