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31 July 2010

Announcing: The Ancestry of Theodore Timothy Judge and Ellen Sheehy Judge

The California Genealogical Society is pleased to announce publication of The Ancestry of Theodore Timothy Judge and Ellen Sheehy Judge: Including the Families of Boland, Roussel, Harman, McMurphy, Kelley, Bohane, Chapin, Freiermuth, Taylor, Moore and Farneman.


Theodore Timothy “Ted” Judge died in Cupertino, California, June 11, 2008. Although neither he nor his late wife Ellen Sheehy Judge left descendants, they shared a mutual interest in family history that they enthusiastically pursued over the years. In his will Ted left legacies to numerous charities and
institutions, including the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley, where he had spent many hours as a student. His bequest required that the administrators of the Judge estate, in conjunction with the Bancroft, arrange for the publication of a Judge and Sheehy genealogy to be distributed to Ted and Ellen’s cousins. CGS contracted to fulfill Ted's request and this book is the result.

The project consumed the society's Research and Look-ups committee for months. Judy Bodycote chaired the committee while Jane Lindsey negotiated the agreement and shepherded the project through to completion. The Research team of Judy Bodycote, Lavinia Schwarz and Pat Smith started work in 2009 with the assistance of Dick Rees and Laura Spurrier. Later Judy Zelver, Lorna Wallace and Barbara Dyer joined the research team. Nancy Peterson assumed the final writing responsibilities and Matt Berry took on the Herculean task of formatting (and re-formatting) the book.

The list of major contributors:
  • Matthew B. Berry - layout, proofing and indexing
  • Judy Bodycote-Thomas - research, charts and photo editing
  • Verne Deubler - proofing
  • Barbara Dyer - research, indexing
  • Jane Hufft - editing, standardization, meetings
  • Jane Lindsey - coordinator
  • Bill O'Neal - maps
  • Nancy Peterson - writing, proofing
  • Richard Rees - research
  • Lavinia Grace Schwarz  - research
  • Pat Smith - research
  • Laura Spurrier - editing, proofing
  • Shirley Thomson - proofing
  • Lorna Wallace - research
  • Judy Zelver - research
Acknowledgment must also be made to those who stepped up to maintain the research and look-ups services ordinarily done by the committee. Verne Deubler took over much of the weekly look-ups work load and Dick Rees, Pam Miller and others helped with research projects.

Copies may be purchased from Lulu.com.

Additional information on many families mentioned in this book has been archived at the California Genealogical Society, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, California, 94612-3031.

The Ancestry of Theodore Timothy Judge and Ellen Sheehy Judge: Including the Families of Boland, Roussel, Harman, McMurphy, Kelley, Bohane, Chapin, Freiermuth, Taylor, Moore and Farneman
Pub. 2010 by California Genealogical Society
Softbound, 8 1/2 x 11" format, 224 pp. ISBN 978-0-9785694-9-5; LOC 2010929198
Price: $25.00.
 

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

29 July 2010

Book Launch: Come Celebrate Our New Books!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Coffee and cider 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Program 11:00 a.m.
Refreshments and book browsing 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

California Genealogical Society and Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, California 94612

Fall Book Party! You Are Invited! Come Leaf Through the New Publications!

Join us at the society for “An Autumn Celebration of Books” as we launch three significant new titles and celebrate the resurrection of our journal, The California Nugget.

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow and the sturdiest family trees are rooted in sound research. Our publications will help you find your way through the forest! We are very excited about presenting these new “leaves," and we're proud of these meticulously researched publications that will contribute valuable information and new resources to the genealogical community.

This event heralds the publication of three new titles:
  • San Francisco Probate 1906 - 1942: Register of Actions
  • San Francisco Deaths 1865-1904: Abstracts from Surviving Civil Records
  • The Ancestry of Theodore Timothy Judge and Ellen Sheehy Judge: Including the Families of Boland, Roussel, Harman, McMurphy, Kelley, Bohane, Chapin, Freiermuth, Taylor, Moore and Farneman
We're also asking our member authors with new titles to join the celebration and to be available for questions and books signings. Please email me if you can join the fun!

Update (8/9/2010): Three member authors will be celebrating their books with us.
  • Linda Foster Arden - Letters From the Storm: The Intimate Civil War Letters of Lt. J. A. H. Foster    
  • Ron Arons - WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records 
  • James Smith - The California Snatch Racket: Kidnappings During the Prohibition and Depression Eras

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

28 July 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tech Workshop with Tim Cox
Using Microsoft Word 2007 for Genealogy
Saturday, June 26, 2010







Photographs courtesy of Tim Cox, Oakland, California.


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

26 July 2010

Will You Join Us on Thursday Night?

Last Thursday, July 22, 2010, five participants attended the discussion group on French Canadian genealogy. Attendees had varying levels of expertise using French-Canadian records and by the evening's end, everyone had learned something new.




Some members came in to take advantage of the extended open hours at the library – until 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays in July and August. Between her weekday work schedule and weekend family commitments, member Lynn Theuriet rarely gets to visit the library. She was thrilled to be able to grab a few hours of research time and she is looking forward to the remaining five Thursday evenings to catch up on her genealogical pursuits.

Gary Darnstedt planned to attend the French Canadian discussion group but arrived at 9:00 a.m. to get in a full day of research. He spent his day with Dutch ancestral pursuits and worked on French-Canadian in the evening.

This coming Thursday, July 29, 2010, Tom Gesner will be leading a discussion on using NewEnglandAncestors.org – one of the subscription databases available at the library. Won't you join us?

RSVP online and let us know you are coming.

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

25 July 2010

San Francisco Bay Area Genealogy Calendar: August 2010 Published

August events have been published on the San Francisco Bay Area Genealogy Calendar – a collection of local genealogical society classes, workshops and meetings within a 75 mile radius of San Francisco.

The monthly list of Bay Area genealogy programs continues to grow as more societies submit their items to the calendar.

If you would like your group's events added to the calendar, please email the information by the 20th of each month for publication on the 25th. (Put "SFBA Calendar" in the subject line.)
 

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