|Library Closed For the Fourth of July Weekend|
|The California Genealogical Society Library will be closed on Saturday, July 3, 2010, for the Independence Day holiday weekend.|
|Heading To the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree?|
| June 11-13, 2010, Marriott Burbank Airport, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank|
|The 41st Annual Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree will be held Friday through Sunday, June 11-13, 2010, at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and
Convention Center. |
The California Genealogical Society has Table 114 in the Exhibit Hall.
Members are needed to help staff the table.
Let us know if you are going!
|On The Road to the Fremont Family History Center|
| Thursday, June 17, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
Family History Center, 3551 Decoto Road, Fremont, California
|Members of the California Genealogical Society in Hayward and Fremont are invited to join with members of the Hayward Area Genealogical Society for networking and a presentation. The society gratefully acknowledges the assistance of member Pamela Lewis who made the arrangements. |
Learn more on the blog.
|Ethnic Series: How to Look for Your Latino
| Saturday, June 19, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. |
CGS Library, 2201 Broadway, Oakland, California
|The society's series of ethnic research programs continues with a workshop for beginning genealogists who need assistance with research in Spanish speaking countries. Join Ellen Fernandez-Sacco as she presents three talks.|
The workshop is open and free to all. Preregistration is required. Please note that seating is limited to the first twenty who register.
Learn more on the blog and register online.
2007 Workshop with Tim Cox|
|Saturday, June 26, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. |
CGS Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite
|Word 2007 is a powerful tool for writing request letters, publishing family histories and processing other genealogical documents. In this workshop, Tim Cox will show how to navigate around the program, learn where things are located, create and save documents, use bullets, insert images, create headers and footers, and more.|
Learn more on the blog and register online.
|eNews Named a Constant Contact All Star!|
The eNews received a 2009 All-Star Award from Constant Contact® for meeting their best-practice standards
for the use of email marketing throughout 2009. Only 15% of the company's customers were so designated.|
The company indicated that the award was bestowed for sending regular email
communications with engaging information "that your audience was eager to receive,
open, and read." We hope that's true!
|Encore Presentation: New York City Research with Steve Harris|
| Sunday, June 27, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
Oakland Regional Family History Center, 4766 Lincoln Ave., Oakland
CGS President Steve Harris offers an encore presentation of his popular workshop. This extended version is co-sponsored with the Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Learn more on the blog.
|July Membership Meeting: The California Newspaper Project|
| Saturday, July 10, 2010, 1:00 p.m.|
CGS Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, California
|CGS member Dr. Henry Snyder will discuss inventorying, preserving, filming and digitizing California's newspapers. Since 1990 he has been the director of the California Newspaper Project,
which preserves and indexes the state's newspapers published between
1846 and 1922, as an important record of local history in the Golden
State. The program is part of the United States Newspaper Program, which
seeks to preserve the country's journalistic history.|
|Internet Research Workshop with Nancy Peterson and Ron Filion|
| Saturday, July 17, 2010, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
CGS Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland
Filion of SFgenealogy.com
and Nancy Peterson, author of Raking the Ashes, for some hands-on
internet genealogical research. Groups will be given case studies to
research and solve. Come and hone your internet research skills! Class will be limited to 15
participants. Bring a bag lunch.|
Fast Printing Arrives at the Library!
| Two-Sided Printing Saves Paper |
by Kathy Watson
The California Genealogical Society has purchased two Dell 3330dn printers which deliver high-performance printing of
up to forty pages per minute and up to 80,000 pages per month. Patrons and
volunteers will wait less time for printouts and can spend more time
on productive work.The Dell 3330dn prints both text and business graphics with crystal clarity.
The new printers were purchased at discount from Dell and support both the use of recycled paper and the
re-use of freshly printed paper. "N-Up" multiplesheet printing
reduces paper consumption by allowing the printing of multiple pages on a
single sheet of paper. Two-sided printing is also an option and has
been chosen as the default configuration at the library.
|Hard Drive Organization - Making Use
Your Computer File Folders|
| Encore Presentation: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite
|Tim Cox is back with a second opportunity to learn his management method for digital files. He will
demonstrate how to name files for easy identification, how to organize
folders that make it easy to find them, and how to properly identify
scanned photographs. |
|Coming in August|
| Save These Dates!|
August 7: First Saturday Free, Intro to Genealogy with Tim Cox
August 14: Workshop - Oral Histories with Nancy Thompson
August 18: Book Launch - Three New Publications!
|Volunteers Needed for Event Committee|
| Book Launch Reception - August 18, 2010|
|Volunteers are needed for a committee to handle preparations for a book launch reception on Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Members will be needed to plan refreshments, fliers, invitations, press releases and publicity. Please email Kathryn Doyle if you can help.|
|California Ancestors: Diverse Heritage, Shared History|
| Photo Tributes to the CGS Family|
Edited by Cathy H. Paris
This month, we pay
tribute to Jeanie W. Chooey Low's Grandma
My paternal grandmother graces the cover of my book China
Connection: Finding Ancestral Roots For Chinese in America. Her name
is lost to us and I only know her by her husband's surname. The
photograph was a gift from my mother who told me Grandma Fung lived
in China all of her life, working in the silk farming industry
harvesting mulberry leaves for the silkworms. The original photograph appears to have been taken in the
early 1900s. In it she wears a classic hair-do for that
period for a woman her age. I understand that she died at about 90 years
of age, so I approximate her dates
to be about 1885 - 1975.
If anyone is interested in my book, they may contact me through my
company, JWC Low Co., P.O. Box 472012, San Francisco, CA 94147. I am
putting it on a disc with all the needed revisions.
- Jeanie Low
Call For Submissions- Do you have a great family photo that is scanned and ready to be shared? Do you have a wonderful family story and a photo to go with it? If you would like to pay tribute to your ancestor in a future edition of the eNews, please email Cathy Paris and send your image with a brief narrative.
|Kathryn Doyle, eNews Editor