“San Francisco Irish” – This Thursday, March 16

by California Genealogical Society (3/13/2023)

Celtic-style cutout of green treeHas the approaching St. Patrick’s Day got you wondering about your Irish roots? Don’t miss this special presentation by our very own Maureen Hanlon, an experienced Irish researcher whose great-grandparents were part of the large Irish immigration to San Francisco in the 1800s. By 1880, the Irish made up a third of the city’s population, and they had a profound impact on its growth and development.

San Francisco Irish in the late 1800’s: The Story of My Great-Grandparents” is presented live via Zoom this Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time. The event will be recorded; tickets may also be purchased to view it online through April 16. Click here to register.



CORRECTION: Pam Vestal’s talk is Saturday, March 11

by California Genealogical Society (3/8/2023)

An email sent earlier today incorrectly stated that Pam Vestal’s talk “Why They Left, Where They Went, and What Their Journeys Can Reveal” is scheduled for Tuesday, March 11. March 11th is this coming Saturday! Our apologies for the mistake.

March 11: “Why They Left, Where They Went”

by California Genealogical Society (3/8/2023)


This Saturday, March 11, CGS hosts a special Zoom presentation by genealogist Pam Vestal, “Why They Left, Where They Went, and What Their Journeys Can Reveal.” In this fresh take on migration, Pam looks at social history, law, and more to learn the secrets of our ancestors’ migrations “from place to place, across the ocean, across the country, even across town!”

Pam Vestal is a nationally known speaker and author. She specializes in turning genealogical research into “illustrated stories” that even non-genealogists can enjoy. This should be a treat. Register now to reserve a spot!