GeneaBlogie Grand Genealogy Journey – Day 1: Sacramento

Sacramento has often been overlooked by visitors to Northern California; the same visitors are frequently mesmerized by the city some 90 miles away called San Francisco. Dissing Sacramento used to be a favorite pastime of the cognoscenti.   “It’s too hot!”  “It’s too dry!”  “It’s too flat!”  “It’s got no culture!” Even the California Supreme Court refuses to have its …Continue reading →


The Grand Genealogy Journey 2010 (Virtual Edition) Starts Anew

Believe it or don’t, but it’s been three years since the Big Train Trip.  I’m really ready to go again, but circumstances currently won’t allow that.  So we started to lay out our virtual genealogical dream trip traveling via Amtrak and other conveyances.  We ran into a set of difficulties soon after the beginning of the trip.  As a result, …Continue reading →


The Grand Genealogy Journey (Virtual) Starts Saturday

Join us here Saturday p.m. for the start of the GeneaBlogie Grand Genealogy Journey!  It’ll kick off with a tour of the California Railroad Museum in Sacramento, located at one of the most historic sites in American railroad history.  Then, we’ll learn some more history about Sacramento and the Sierra foothill communities that are nearby.   Finally, we board Amtrak’s California …Continue reading →


Mary Geraldine Sekul, 1948-2008

A week ago, I was not expecting to write about Mary Sekul at all, ever, and especially not in this forum. Then again, a week ago, Mary Sekul was not expecting to be written about, and certainly not in the places and ways she’s been written about in the past few days. “An artist, poet, scholar, friend, sister, and mother” …Continue reading →


Sacramento African-American Genealogy Seminar

The Sacramento Regional Family History Center will hold its third annual seminar on African-American genealogy on Saturday, March 8, 2008. Registration is $20 with lunch, or $15 without lunch. Preference will be given to advance registrants. The Sacramento Regional Family History Center is located at 2745 Eastern Ave in Arden-Arcade. The center’s phone number is 916-487-2090. It’s open on Tuesdays …Continue reading →


Severe Weather in Northern California

One of the worst storms in decades has battered Northern California and the Sierra Nevada today.Starting at about 4 a.m. PST, wind gusts of more than 100 mph in the mountains and up to 75 mph on the valley floor ushered in heavy rains. There have been power outages throughout the day in the Sacramento metro area. Telephone and cable …Continue reading →

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