August Events at CGS

by California Genealogical Society (7/25/2022)

Our August offerings include two special presentations, plus our regular monthly meetings.

* Saturday, August 6: Maps Galore: Finding and Using Online Maps from the Library of Congress.  Annette Burke Little gives an overview of the Library’s collection of more than 56,000 maps, with tips on how to find them and use them in research.

* Tuesday, August 9: Researching Your Farming Ancestors. Lisa Gorrell gives a presentation on how to research the most common occupation in early American history.

Monthly meetings:

Saturday, August 6: 1st Saturday FREE Intro to Genealogy. This month: “Organizing Your Research.”

Wednesday, August 10: Members’ Roundtable. A chance to chat with other CGS members, share your research, and ask questions of fellow genealogists. Meets 2nd Wednesday every month. See Special Interest Groups to register.

Saturday, August 13: Monthly Board Meeting. All welcome.

Saturday, August 20: Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group.

Saturday, August 20: Eastern European Special Interest Group with Craig Siulinski (meets quarterly)

Wednesday, August 24: Roots Magic Special Interest Group

Monday, August 22: The DNA Skills Special Interest Group facilitated by Mark McLaren is now open to new members. If you’d like to join please contact Mark at [email protected]

The library is currently open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sign up here to arrange your visit.

Don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel!

Researching Your Farming Ancestors: August 9

by California Genealogical Society (7/24/2022)

family group with horse and barn

Another special presentation coming up in August is “Researching Your Farming Ancestors” on Tuesday, August 9. Lisa Gorrell talks about the way most Americans lived until the late 19th century. She gives an introduction to land, tax, agricultural, and probate records, among the other sources available to shed light on our ancestors’ rural lives.

This lecture is presented via Zoom. For more details and to register, visit EventBrite.

Maps Galore! on August 6

by California Genealogical Society (7/23/2022)

map of the Eastern seaboard

A special Zoom presentation is scheduled for Saturday, August 6, when Annette Burke Little will talk about “Maps Galore: Finding and Using Online Maps from the Library of Congress.” She will give an overview of the Library of Congress’s vast collection of maps, including fire insurance maps, landowners’ maps, battlefield maps, and much more. She’ll discuss how to find the maps that interest you and how to use them in your research to make your ancestors’ world come to life.

For more details and to register, visit EventBrite.