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Center for Sacramento History
Jan 11, 2022 4pm – 5:30 pm (PST)
Senior Archivist Kim Hayden will discuss the Center for Sacramento History’s (CSH) genealogical resources and how to access them in person and online. In addition to housing public records dating back to 1849, CSH also collects personal material from individuals, families, businesses, and organizations from throughout the county in order to help tell a complete story of the Sacramento region.
Government Publications at California’s State Library
Jan 18, 2022 4pm – 5:30 pm (PST)
Emily Blodget, California State Documents Librarian in the Government Publications section, will discuss the breadth of government publications available at the California State Library, what you might discover within them, and how to find them.
Historical Resources at California’s State Library
Jan 25, 2022 4pm – 5:30 pm (PST)
Elena Smith, reference librarian in the California History Room, will give you an insider’s look at the genealogy resources the California History Room of the California State Library has to offer, along with search tricks usable at many archives. Then join us as we chase down the life story of one Californian in this information-packed class!
Sutro Library – Genealogical Treasures
Feb 1, 2022 4pm – 5:30 pm (PST)
Dvorah Lewis is a Genealogy & Local History Librarian at the Sutro Library, a branch of the California State Library located in San Francisco. Dvorah will teach us about the highlights of their genealogy collection, how to search online, and how to access once on-site.
The California Archives
Mar 15, 2022 4pm – 5:30 pm (PST)
Chris Garmire, the Reference Services Manager at the California State Archives, will cover the history of the archives, how to access in-person and virtually many types of records including census, military, court, and other genealogical records of interest. The California State Archives are an enormous repository with many types of information of interest to people with ancestors who lived in California and those who came and had businesses or other interests in the State.
Special Collections at the Sacramento Public library
Mar 22, 2022 4pm – 5:30 pm (PST)
The Sacramento Public Library’s Genealogy and Sacramento Room holdings mesh to provide one of Northern California’s more robust family and local history collections. From vital statistics to city directories to books made of poison and teeth, join librarian David Munger and archivist James Scott for a deep dive into the most useful, most compelling, and just plain fun to look at research items living at Sacramento’s historic main library.