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    1. [SCGS] STEVENS - GIBSON Family Photograph
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I've "rescued" an old photograph identified as that of George and his Grandma or Grandmother STEVENS which was taken at the Hardy Studio in Healdsburg, CA. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890's or early 1900's. George is likely about 6 years old and Grandma STEVENS appears to be in her 50's or 60's at the time. George is identified as "Cousin" and the name Myrtle GIBSON "Cousin" also appears on the back of the photograph. I'm hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

    12/09/2017 05:52:06
    1. [SCGS] Legacy Family Tree Users Group
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. There will be a Legacy Users' meeting on Saturday, June 4th. 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA. Located in the Primary Room of the Church. It will be an open forum. Bring your laptops, iPads, etc. and user questions or discoveries. You make the meeting rich with the exchange of ideas and applications of the Legacy Program. Please RSVP to Pat Hall [email protected] Note: Pat & Dave Hall will have to resign the leadership of this meeting effective January 2017. If you would like to sponsor the meetings and notify users of the date, time, and topic, please submit your name to Pat [email protected] Thank you. -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    05/24/2016 11:13:32
    1. Re: [SCGS] BRICK WALL SEMINAR
    2. kurt boldt via
    3. Pamela, The format of the meeting is breaking up into small groups and working on each submission all at once. We are planning to start wrapping up at about two. We have to finish and be out of the room by two thirty. I'll ask your submissions group for their report first. That's the best we can do I think. Thanks again for participating.Kurt Boldt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 10:00 PM, Pamela Groth via<[email protected]> wrote: I will be attending my niece's college graduation at SSU on May 21st. I have to be there at 3. Would it be possible for my part of the program be at the beginning of the meeting? Thank you. -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Vaillant via Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:33 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [SCGS] BRICK WALL SEMINAR The Sonoma County Genealogical Society is proud to announce a new and exciting format for a monthly meeting this year. We will be solving a member’s brick wall, live, together and in a fun lively environment. At this time we are asking for any members interested to please submit their brick walls for review by a committee including a certified genealogist to determine the best candidates. We ask that you follow the outlined guidelines and be present at the meeting. This format will be repeated annually so you can build on your skills and family tree. Each submission will be given a recommended research plan so you can perform your own research if your submission is not selected. The concept is to use a SCGS members brick wall, outline a methodology for solution and use a collaborative model for fun, education and, (hopefully) a result. How are we going to do this? The committee will carefully review all submissions and select the one or two submissions that will provide the best workshop. They will develop the methodology best used to solve this problem with known industry standards. The whole audience will participate in the research during the meeting using their own personal laptops and personal subscriptions to genealogy based websites or free websites using the outlined methodology and under the guidance of a moderator. Not all audience members need to bring a computer. We can all learn from each other in many ways. However the more computers the easier the research and the more we can learn from each other. The Sonoma County Genealogical Society will be presenting, in collaboration with the Santa Rosa Family History center and the Oakmont Genealogy group, a series of workshops for both beginner and intermediate genealogists. These workshops will help with your research and give you new insights. The workshops will begin in February.     Contact Helen Young for more information [email protected] What can we hope to learn from this? We will all learn new methods of identifying problems and the solutions to those problems. We will all learn new subscription or free genealogical websites available for our own personal use and hopefully we will all learn how to collaborate with fellow genealogists. Here are the requirements for submission; Must be a current or new member of the Sonoma County Genealogical Society. Application must include contact information including; name of submitter, e-mail address, postal address and phone number. Outline of brick wall and problems encountered. Must submit a current family tree related to subject brick wall and note all  related source documentation. No original documentation. Submissions will not be returned. One submission per member. All submissions received will be reviewed by the committee and a written recommendation for solution will be returned to submitter. Must attend May workshop. Must have e-mail address. Send all submissions to SCGS PO Box 2273 Santa Rosa Ca. 95404 by March 21, 2016 or [email protected] Submissions selected for May 21st seminar will be announced April 15th. -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society* ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    05/04/2016 11:13:55
    1. Re: [SCGS] BRICK WALL SEMINAR
    2. Pamela Groth via
    3. I will be attending my niece's college graduation at SSU on May 21st. I have to be there at 3. Would it be possible for my part of the program be at the beginning of the meeting? Thank you. -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Vaillant via Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:33 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [SCGS] BRICK WALL SEMINAR The Sonoma County Genealogical Society is proud to announce a new and exciting format for a monthly meeting this year. We will be solving a member’s brick wall, live, together and in a fun lively environment. At this time we are asking for any members interested to please submit their brick walls for review by a committee including a certified genealogist to determine the best candidates. We ask that you follow the outlined guidelines and be present at the meeting. This format will be repeated annually so you can build on your skills and family tree. Each submission will be given a recommended research plan so you can perform your own research if your submission is not selected. The concept is to use a SCGS members brick wall, outline a methodology for solution and use a collaborative model for fun, education and, (hopefully) a result. How are we going to do this? The committee will carefully review all submissions and select the one or two submissions that will provide the best workshop. They will develop the methodology best used to solve this problem with known industry standards. The whole audience will participate in the research during the meeting using their own personal laptops and personal subscriptions to genealogy based websites or free websites using the outlined methodology and under the guidance of a moderator. Not all audience members need to bring a computer. We can all learn from each other in many ways. However the more computers the easier the research and the more we can learn from each other. The Sonoma County Genealogical Society will be presenting, in collaboration with the Santa Rosa Family History center and the Oakmont Genealogy group, a series of workshops for both beginner and intermediate genealogists. These workshops will help with your research and give you new insights. The workshops will begin in February. Contact Helen Young for more information [email protected] What can we hope to learn from this? We will all learn new methods of identifying problems and the solutions to those problems. We will all learn new subscription or free genealogical websites available for our own personal use and hopefully we will all learn how to collaborate with fellow genealogists. Here are the requirements for submission; Must be a current or new member of the Sonoma County Genealogical Society. Application must include contact information including; name of submitter, e-mail address, postal address and phone number. Outline of brick wall and problems encountered. Must submit a current family tree related to subject brick wall and note all related source documentation. No original documentation. Submissions will not be returned. One submission per member. All submissions received will be reviewed by the committee and a written recommendation for solution will be returned to submitter. Must attend May workshop. Must have e-mail address. Send all submissions to SCGS PO Box 2273 Santa Rosa Ca. 95404 by March 21, 2016 or [email protected] Submissions selected for May 21st seminar will be announced April 15th. -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society* ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    05/04/2016 04:00:22
    1. Re: [SCGS] BRICK WALL SUBMISSION FORM
    2. Pamela Groth via
    3. I have another update for my brick wall submission for my grandfather, Jack Daley. I recently received some photos of him when he was a child. On one of them, part of the description on the back is crossed out and it is attached. I can make out what it is from the front of the photo. It says, "Seth Crider". I am familiar with this name because he is living with Edward and Blanche Schneider in the 1930 census in Slate, Wood, West Virginia as a boarder. I have never found any further information on Seth. I don't know who crossed out Seth's name or if this is my grandfather's real name. The age doesn't match up with when my grandfather was born. Just more mysterious details. -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Vaillant via Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:36 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [SCGS] BRICK WALL SUBMISSION FORM Name: E-mail address: Home address: Phone Number: Please include family tree of missing person including sources in a separate report. Include all collateral research relevant to this request including sources. Do not include any original documents. This submission will not be returned. Recommended solutions will be returned via e-mail. Send submissions to Brick Wall Workshop, PO Box 2273 Santa Rosa, Ca. 95404 or to [email protected] Name or description of missing ancestor: List all known information about missing person: Place of birth: date of birth: place of death: date of death: birthplace of parents: birthplace of children: List all siblings and known children: Describe what you have done to overcome this wall. What documents are missing? Where have you looked? Any other relative information. -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society* ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    05/01/2016 06:49:13
    1. [SCGS] Newsletter Editor Request
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. Hello Everyone, I would like to do an article for our May or June Newsletter on Genealogy Serendipity. Have you ever experienced a thought or feeling that led you to some incredible information? Have you felt an ancestor guide you to something you were searching for? What about that Ah-Ha Moment that came out of seemingly nowhere. If so, please take a minute to share your experience and return this to Cindy Brennan at: [email protected] Please include your name and only provide something that you are okay with me using in our newsletter. Thank you! Cindy Brennan—Your Newsletter Editor -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    04/18/2016 04:53:00
    1. [SCGS] Survey Says
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. We would like to know what the survey says and to do so, please respond!! Thank you https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SY8SQJS -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    03/18/2016 09:31:18
    1. [SCGS] BRICK WALL SUBMISSION FORM
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. Name: E-mail address: Home address: Phone Number: Please include family tree of missing person including sources in a separate report. Include all collateral research relevant to this request including sources. Do not include any original documents. This submission will not be returned. Recommended solutions will be returned via e-mail. Send submissions to Brick Wall Workshop, PO Box 2273 Santa Rosa, Ca. 95404 or to [email protected] Name or description of missing ancestor: List all known information about missing person: Place of birth: date of birth: place of death: date of death: birthplace of parents: birthplace of children: List all siblings and known children: Describe what you have done to overcome this wall. What documents are missing? Where have you looked? Any other relative information. -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    02/10/2016 10:35:30
    1. [SCGS] BRICK WALL SEMINAR
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. The Sonoma County Genealogical Society is proud to announce a new and exciting format for a monthly meeting this year. We will be solving a member’s brick wall, live, together and in a fun lively environment. At this time we are asking for any members interested to please submit their brick walls for review by a committee including a certified genealogist to determine the best candidates. We ask that you follow the outlined guidelines and be present at the meeting. This format will be repeated annually so you can build on your skills and family tree. Each submission will be given a recommended research plan so you can perform your own research if your submission is not selected. The concept is to use a SCGS members brick wall, outline a methodology for solution and use a collaborative model for fun, education and, (hopefully) a result. How are we going to do this? The committee will carefully review all submissions and select the one or two submissions that will provide the best workshop. They will develop the methodology best used to solve this problem with known industry standards. The whole audience will participate in the research during the meeting using their own personal laptops and personal subscriptions to genealogy based websites or free websites using the outlined methodology and under the guidance of a moderator. Not all audience members need to bring a computer. We can all learn from each other in many ways. However the more computers the easier the research and the more we can learn from each other. The Sonoma County Genealogical Society will be presenting, in collaboration with the Santa Rosa Family History center and the Oakmont Genealogy group, a series of workshops for both beginner and intermediate genealogists. These workshops will help with your research and give you new insights. The workshops will begin in February. Contact Helen Young for more information [email protected] What can we hope to learn from this? We will all learn new methods of identifying problems and the solutions to those problems. We will all learn new subscription or free genealogical websites available for our own personal use and hopefully we will all learn how to collaborate with fellow genealogists. Here are the requirements for submission; Must be a current or new member of the Sonoma County Genealogical Society. Application must include contact information including; name of submitter, e-mail address, postal address and phone number. Outline of brick wall and problems encountered. Must submit a current family tree related to subject brick wall and note all related source documentation. No original documentation. Submissions will not be returned. One submission per member. All submissions received will be reviewed by the committee and a written recommendation for solution will be returned to submitter. Must attend May workshop. Must have e-mail address. Send all submissions to SCGS PO Box 2273 Santa Rosa Ca. 95404 by March 21, 2016 or [email protected] Submissions selected for May 21st seminar will be announced April 15th. -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    02/10/2016 10:32:55
    1. [SCGS] Genealogy Institute
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. The National Institute on Genealogical Research Board of Trustees announced they changed the institute’s name to the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed). The Institute was founded in 1960 as a three-week course on genealogy. In 1987, it narrowed its focus to federal records. The Institute is held annually at the National Archives in Washington D.C. In 1989 the Institute was incorporated as a non-profit organization. Trustees are representatives of the American Society of Genealogists, Association of Professional Genealogists, Board for Certification of Genealogists, Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society and the institute’s alumni association. The National Archives is a non-voting member, providing strong support. The Institute is now a one-week program offering in-depth study of material held by the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and College Park, Maryland. The institute has a new website: www.gen-fed.org which gives a closer look at the program for the upcoming Institute in July, 2016. Gen-Fed is for experienced genealogists, and for archivists, historians and librarians interested in using federal records for genealogical research. Jan Meisels Allen Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    01/29/2016 03:21:01
    1. [SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting time‏
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. The February 6, 2016, meeting will begin at 10 am and last until Noon. -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    01/24/2016 03:01:40
    1. [SCGS] SIG=German Group
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. Guten Tag The next meeting of the German Interest Group of the Sonoma County Genealogical Society will be held on Saturday, 6 February 2016, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Go through the Family History Center door on the south side of the building and proceed to the back hallway where we will be using in one of the meeting rooms. We will be having a general discussion and help session on topics of interest to the individuals present. As we may have some guests from the Oakmont Genealogy Club who are interested in German research join us, it would be very helpful to know approximately how many people to expect. Therefore, please let me know by email or phone if you plan on attending the meeting. Contact Jim Cochran, 526-7331, [email protected] <blocked::mailto:[email protected]> , for more information or you have questions. -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    01/22/2016 08:30:51
    1. [SCGS] Beginning Genealogy Update
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. This IS the correct time that Denise Beeson will present her Beginning Genealogy Classes at the Family History Center (no charge) starting on January 19, 2016. The classes will start at 1:30 pm at the Family History Center and finish at 3 p.m. Sorry for the confusion - the original flyer IS correct. Any questions - contact Denise Beeson: [email protected] -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    01/14/2016 02:19:37
    1. [SCGS] Beginning Genealogy Class
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. Denise Beeson's Beginning Genealogy Classes at the Family History Center have a corrected time. They are now scheduled from 2:30 - 4 p.m. January 19 - March 15. -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    01/14/2016 09:41:33
    1. [SCGS] Educational Opportunities
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. *SCGS members have been invited to attend the following classes that the Family History Center will be presenting. There is no charge. ** The classes will be held on the 3rd **Thursday** night in the Primary Room at the 1725 Peterson Lane Building in Santa Rosa. Enter the building through the Family History Center or the front door after 7. We meet from **7-8:30** p.m.and always have a 15 minute "What's New", followed by a family history topic*. *January 21** - John Calvi* - *Quick Tips for Optimizing Your Experience with Ancestry.com* 7-8:30pm There are many new changes to help us with our family history in Ancestry. Also learn how easy it is to share data back and forth between Ancestry and FamilySearch. *January 16** - Sonoma County Genealogy Society speaker - Martha Vallejo McGettigan - When the World Rode In - The Ancestors of Francisca Maria Felipa Benicia Carrillo Vallejo -* Saturday, Finley Center, Cypress Rm, 2060 West College Ave., 1-2:30 *Older Adult Program, Santa Rosa Junior College (free for 55+)* *January 19 thru March 15** - Denise Beason - Genealogy for Beginners *Tuesdays 2:30-4 FHC As a SRJC student you have the bonus of a SRJC student discounts - like plays, even some dental and medical benefits.*January 22 thru March 15** - B. Smith - Beginning Computers*Fridays 10-12 SRJC Southwest Center, 950 South Wright Road, Santa Rosa *Also at the SRJC* *January 30** - 8-5 Computer Basics for the New User* , 2806 Maggini Hall, Santa Rosa Campus Fee $76 Our tentative monthly *Thursday** night FHC Trainings:* *February 18th* -* Val & Kenna McOmber* *A Couple on a Mission* - sharing their experiences digitally recording government records in Germany and Catholic church records in Austria. *March 17th** - Pat Traviss & RootsTech attendees - The RootsTech 2016 Experience* -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    01/13/2016 10:04:12
    1. [SCGS] Marin Educational Opportunity
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. MARIN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING-- *Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. * *Writing Your Family History* Presented by Heidi Lyss In this seminar we will discuss how you can enhance the sharing of your research via writing narrative family stories or histories. These may be about your relatives and/or about your own experiences, and may be as short as one paragraph, or as long as a book. We will consider how to choose whom to write about, identify your audience, deal with research/information gaps, include photos and documents, and structure your work. We will also look at several examples of family histories and briefly touch on considerations for sharing your work in print and electronically. Heidi Lyss has an MFA in Creative Writing and teaches writing workshops for Sierra College Community Education. She has received awards for two short stories. Her published pieces also include creative non-fiction and poetry. A board member of the SF Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, she also consults for health care and policy organizations on communications and innovative program development. *Meeting Format Change*: The first hour of our meeting will include an opportunity to share some examples of written family histories. Do you have a book or other written item you’d like to share with the group? Please bring it. We will go around the room so everyone can describe their item briefly. This sharing session will be followed by refreshments and socializing time. -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    01/07/2016 08:43:28
    1. [SCGS] Sonoma County Genealogy Society 2015 Monthly Meeting Attendance
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. Thank you VP for Membership Helen Young for keeping track of the monthly meetings. The summary stats are we see an average of 40 people at the monthly meeting with a high attendance of 56 and a low of 25. The programs have been great as is the meeting location so members are encouraged to attend (and bring a friend or guest!). I am looking forward to seeing more of everyone in 2016! -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    01/06/2016 03:09:29
    1. [SCGS] Monthly Genealogy Chat Group
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. Please note that there will be a Chat group on the third Tuesday (19th) at the FHC and the subject will be "Your Best Genealogical Discovery in 2015". -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    01/06/2016 02:54:30
    1. [SCGS] Beginning Genealogy Class via SRJC and FHC
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. Santa Rosa Junior College class Beginning Genealogy at the Family Search Center starting on Jan 19th at 1:30pm! As a student at SRJC you get a lot of Free services i.e. Free bus service, discount on plays, dental/medical services etc. call me if you need any further information! Just show up to register with me on that Tuesday!! Denise Beeson 707.694.6826 -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    01/06/2016 02:49:31
    1. [SCGS] Remember When Booklets
    2. Jeffrey Vaillant via
    3. Frances Walker donated these booklets. We have the following years left (some only one, some several) – just in case anyone wants some for Christmas. Let me know & I could meet you somewhere. There is a charge per booklet. 1930 -31 -33 -36 -37 -38 -39 1940 -41 -42 -43 -44 -47 -48 -49 1950 -51 -52 -53 -56 -57 -58 -59 1960 -61 -62 -63 -64 -68 1970 all to 1979 1980 all but 85 to 1989 1990 all to 1999 *Maggi Andrews* <[email protected]> -- *Jeffrey Vaillant, President* *Sonoma County Genealogical Society*

    12/14/2015 06:18:57