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25 January 2013

Talking Maritime Records at the San Francisco Special Interest Group

Sandra Britt-Huber sent this report from the Saturday, Jan 19, 2013, meeting of the San Francisco Special Interest Group. Thanks, Sandra!

We had a great meeting, with twenty-three members in attendance. Ted Miles, reference librarian at the San Francisco Maritime Library and husband of volunteer extraordinaire Arlene Miles) presented a talk about San Francisco maritime records and history, focusing on the Pacific Maritime 1840 - 1900.

Ted Miles and Lloyd's Register

Ted brought a volume of Lloyd's Register. Interest was high and Ted fielded lots of questions.

Lloyd's Register

Ron Filion and Pam Storm did a presentation about shipping and maritime records at They also updated SIG members on what's new on their site: Holy Cross and Calvary Cemetary records are digitalized and the removals from Calvary to Holy Cross.

The California Genealogical Society sponsors Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for members to pursue the study of a particular geographical research area or genealogy discipline. These groups are a benefit of society membership. SIGs meet on specific days every month, as follows:
  • Writing SIG
    • Meets second Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. First meeting February 13, 2013.
  • San Francisco SIG
    • Meets third Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Next meeting February 16, 2013.
  • RootsMagic SIG 
    • Meets third Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Next meeting February 19, 2013.

Photographs courtesy of Judy Bodycote, 1/19/2013, Oakland, California.

Copyright © 2013 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library