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21 February 2017

On Our Shelves: The American Genealogist

by Nancy Cork
I love periodicals: the thrill of opening a new publication not knowing what delights it may contain never gets old!  
Each week at the library, as I check in the new magazines, journals and newsletters, I sneak a few moments to leaf through some of the periodicals, noting articles that relate to my area of family research, and relishing the curious titles that pique my interest.  
This week, I want to share with our California Genealogical Society (CGS) community an article I found that is special for another reason: it was written by one of our own members.
Darcie Hind Posz
In the journal The American Genealogist, CGS member and certified genealogist Darcie Hind Posz writes of a family’s path from Japan to Hawaii, which movingly includes the bombing of Hiroshima and the internment camps of World War II. Darcie’s two-part article is a compelling, beautifully written and documented read. She won the American Society of Genealogists Scholar Award in October 2015 with this article. 
Want to read it? Here’s what you need to know.
“Tanaka and Ishihara Families of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, and Papaaloa, Hilo, Hawaii” by Darcie Hind Posz, CG
The American Genealogist, April 2016 Vol. 88, No. 2, and continued in July 2016 Vol. 88, No. 3     Library call number: CS42 .A44
This is just one of the many treasures waiting for you to discover in our genealogy library.  So, the next time you are visiting our library, take a moment and treat yourself to a scholarly delight…because it’s on our shelves!

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Unknown said...

Thank you, Nancy, for this excellent reference to one of the many journals we have at CGS Library. The American Genealogist is something that doesn't get enough attention. I hope this inspires researchers to take some time checking out our collected periodicals, which are listed in the library catalog.
p.s. Thanks for bringing our attention to Darcie's article on her family!
Lorna Wallace