California Genealogical Society and Library

A Couple of Exciting Genealogy Events: Save These Dates!

Here are a couple of exciting upcoming events: Saturday, October 15, 2011: Family History Day at the California State Archives in Sacramento. This will be the 13th annual Family History Day at the State Archives located at 1020 O St. in Sacramento.  In addition to the Archives staff, there will be a number of local societies represented and several vendors. …Continue reading →


Grand Genealogy Journey: Aboard the California Zephyr

Amtrak’s California Zephyr runs between Emeryville, California (near Oakland), and Chicago, Illinois. The present Zephyr is the latest incarnation of a venerable train that began service in 1949, as the Golden Age of Trains was about to begin its decline. The route of the Zephyr is one of the longest operated by Amtrak. The original Zephyr operated on the tracks …Continue reading →


Whirlwind . . . Week

This post was originally commenced last Tuesday evening and was entitled Whilrwind Wednesday, and intended for publication on Wednesday, June 16.  But it turned out to be a much more hectic week than I ever could have imagined and I couldn’t get back to this until just now! And by now, everybody with a computer has written about the SoCal …Continue reading →


CGS February Meeting A History Maker

The African-American History Month presentation of the California Genealogical Society and Library has just concluded minutes ago.  The meeting itself was a history maker. A morning session consisted of a panel of eminent experts from the African-American Genealogical Society of Northern California.  These top researchers were Electra Price, Juliet Crutchfield and Jackie Stewart. Then, in the afternoon, I was set …Continue reading →


The New Decade Arrives

So it seems it was just October and here it is January 2010!   Last year I didn’t really set particular goals for genealogy in 2009, yet I came up with a major breakthrough–finding the parents of  my great-grandfather, Richard William Gines (a meeting some cousins on that journey).  So what will happeb in 2010?  I’ve got no idea, but bring …Continue reading →


And Another Thank You . . .

. . . to the California Genealogical Society & Library’s 2009 Nominating Committee, which has nominated me to be a new board member. Read about the upcoming board elections and other doings in the CGS Blog.


California Genealogical Society Meeting Today

1:00 pm 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland Speakers:  Thomas MacEntee, Craig Manson The place to be this afternoon if you’re in Northern California!


GeneaBlogie Short Road Trip

Thanks to all for the kind words on our Blgoiversary!  The feeling is mutual, I assure you. You know, every day some body starts a genealogy blog that will be interesting and appealing.  And then there are thsoe would like to, but don’t know how or whether they should.  A great resource is the GeneaBloggers site, created by Thomas MacEntee, …Continue reading →


San Francisco Mortuary Records to be Indexed

I’ve written a lot about FamilySearch Indexing. And another reason I’ve felt a little behind with GeneaBlogie as well as reading the blogs I usually read is that I’ve done a lot of indexing! But I was particularly excited by the announcement the other day that San Francisco’s mortuary records will be indexed in a venture involving the California Genealogical …Continue reading →

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