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June 2010, Vol. 4, No. 6
Holiday Hours
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

JamboreeThe 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 Ancestors
Saturday, June 19, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CGS Library, 2201 Broadway, Oakland, California

Ellen Fernandez-SaccoThe 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.

Microsoft Word 2007 Workshop with Tim Cox
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CGS Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland
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!

All-Star Email Marketing Award 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
Join Ron Filion of 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.

Register online.

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 of Your Computer File Folders
Encore Presentation: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
CGS Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland
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.

Register online

Coming in August
Save These Dates!
Mark Your Calendar

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.

Editor's Picks: Suggested Links From the Blogosphere

Freeholder Records by Kyle Betit

Army Dog Tags: A Story & My Discovery by

The Burning of the Tubbs Hotel, Oakland, CA by Jennifer Jones Reagan

Homes for Unwed and Troubled Women 1869 - 1950 by Kathleen Brandt

Follow Friday: FamilySearch Online Classes by Leah The Internet Genealogist

Funeral Home Records at the Library and Online

The Real Value of Source Citation: A Conversation with Elizabeth Shown Mills Revisited
  Carolyn L. Barkley

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 Fung.

Grandma Fung

Book Cover
China Connection book cover

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 working on 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.

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Kathryn Doyle, eNews Editor
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