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21 December 2019

Fall 2019 Nugget is here! Plus, a call for submissions

Fall 2019 Nugget front coverHappy Solstice, everybody! Our Fall 2019 issue of The California Nugget hit the mailboxes just before the official first day of winter. (Talk about making it just under the wire.) If your copy hasn't yet arrived, you should be seeing it soon.

The fall issue contains a number of articles we hope you'll find interesting. "The Curious Case of Daniel Duracq" follows the trail of a boy from South Boston whose adventures led him across the country and eventually into San Quentin State Prison. Also, Barbara Kridl details how an old newspaper clipping inspired her investigation into the story of an Ohio ancestor who joined the California Gold Rush. Carolyn Nash writes about the Ă–lander brothers, Swedish immigrants to California. And our columnist Lisa Gorrell offers a guide to "writing as you go" for the contemporary genealogist.

We hope you enjoy the magazine! You'll also find a preview of upcoming 2020 classes and eventsand a call for submissions! Do you have an interesting genealogical story to tell, or a research problem you've solved? Why not write about it for The Nugget? Next year marks the centennial of Prohibition and women's suffrage in the USA, as well as the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's arrival at Plymouth, Massachusetts, so we are looking for items related to those anniversaries, but anything that might be of interest to our wide and varied readership is invited for consideration.

Wishing you all happy holidays.

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