Happy Thanksgiving

by Kathryn Doyle (11/27/2008)


Julie Cahill Tarr at GenBlog by Julie started a Thanksgiving meme with the challenge to blog two things for which we are thankful.

That’s an easy one for me.

1. I’m thankful for all of the generous volunteers who are the California Genealogical Society and Library. You are all THE BEST.

2. I’m thankful that tomorrow is the first blogiversary of the CGSL blog. I can’t believe it’s been a year since we started this experiment.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Wordless Wednesday

by Kathryn Doyle (11/26/2008)

Wordless Wednesday
Book Repair Workshop with Bill O’Neil
Saturday, October 23, 2008


Photographs by Kathryn Doyle, Oakland, California
Volunteer of the Year – Anne Robinson

by Kathryn Doyle (11/25/2008)

On Thursday, November 20, 2008, CGS Vice-President Vern Deubler presented Anne Robinson with a certificate of recognition for her long service to the California Genealogical Society. Anne was nominated for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Ruth C. Bishop Family History Volunteer Hall of Honor, Living Award for 2008. Only one nominee is so honored each year so even though Anne was not inducted into the Hall of Honor, FGS sent a certificate to recognize her volunteer efforts.

Anne Robinson receives certificate from CGS Vice President Verne Deubler.

Anne A. Robinson, CGS Volunteer of the Year, 2008.

The certificate, signed by Wendy Bebout Elliott, President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, reads:

The Federation of Genealogical Societies is pleased to present the Volunteer of the Year in the year 2008 to Anne A. Robinson, nominated by the California Genealogical Society and Library in recognition of outstanding service to the genealogical community.

Congratulations, Anne!

Photographs by Kathryn Doyle, Oakland, California, 11/20/2008.