Next up in January will be directories- all kinds of directories you may not have thought about using.
In February we will explore census records- no, not those US Federal population records. There are a lot of OTHER census records we usually forget about.
Obscure legal documents will be covered in March and April. More on them later.
So mark your calendars for our H.E.L.P. classes on the second Wed of each month at 7pm. Remember- short handout notes will be posted in the “members only” section of the GSNOCC website.
The Zoom link will be sent after the first of the year and will also be available on the GSNOCC website.
Happy Holidays to everyone!!
Luana Darby is a professional genealogist. lecturer and educator who lives in West Jordan, Utah with her husband and children. She has over 35 years of genealogical experience. Graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in Family History and later receiving a master’s degree in Library Science from San Jose State University, she brings a broad base of knowledge and experience to her clients and audience. She is the owner of Lineages by Luana, a genealogical research company which focuses on US/Canada and Western European research. She has lectured at many genealogical and historical conferences, including NGS. FGS, RootsTech, UGA, BYU and ICAPGen.
After land moved from government ownership to individual ownership, the transfer of property was handled at the local level, primarily by the counties, using deeds. We will continue our exploration of land through the use of deeds. You will learn how to locate land records, what to look for, and what you might find.
Presenter: Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew is a California genealogy speaker who previously lived in Yorba Linda and was once president of GSNOCC. She speaks on a wide variety of topics including, land records, homesteading, the FamilySearch website and its components, newspapers, census records, and DNA. She is a member of NGS, APG, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, DAR, and various local and state societies. She is secretary of the APG Writers SIG, on the Genealogical Speakers Guild webinar committee, and coordinator of PROGEN 47. Previous leadership positions include serving as President of APG: Southern California Chapter, President of the California State Genealogical Alliance, President of the Genealogical Society of North Orange County California (GSNOCC), and member of the FamilySearch Wiki Community Council.
She and her husband have retired to Yosemite Lakes Park, Coarsegold, California, located south of Yosemite, where she runs her business, California Cousins: Family History Research and Education. She can be found online at http://www.californiacousins.com.
Come learn what’s in the Orange County Archives when Assistant Archivist and historian Chris Jepsen speaks at our September 16th meeting. Even if you don’t have kin in Southern California, this program may help you better understand archives generally and give you an idea of the kinds of research materials you may find there. The O.C. Archives is a center for the preservation and study of local history, located in the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana. It collects and preserves historically significant materials and helps people discover the history of their families, homes and communities. Jepsen’s program includes a virtual tour of the Archives and examples of their many fascinating holdings.
The Orange County Archives is a division of the O.C. Clerk-Recorder Dept., and is generally open to the public on weekdays (except holidays), 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Access has been limited during COVID-19, but staff can usually still assist you with look-ups. For more information about the Archives, visit OCArchives.com or call Chris at (714) 834-4771.