Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New Look - New Name -New Hours

The San Joaquin Valley Heritage & Genealogy Center (Formerly the CA Room)

We are now open the same hours as the Central Library!

Mon- Thurs 10 AM to 7 PM
Fri - Sat 10 AM to 5 PM
Sun 12 Noon to 5 PM

Come down and visit us!

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Walk Throught the NARA (National Archives) Website for Genealogists

Join us Feb 14th  at the Sarah McCardle Room of the Central Library for a great program by member and recording secretary Kelsey Stewart.
Sign in and refreshments are at 6:15 with the program starting at 7pm.

It's Free so join us!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Hours for the Central Library Branch & the California History & Genealogy Room

Starting May 2nd the Central branch of the library will be open to the public from:
10 am to 7 pm Monday thru Thursday
10 am to 5 pm Friday & Saturday
1 pm to 5 pm Sunday

NEW CA History & Genealogy Room hours:
10 am to 6 pm Monday thru Wednesday
10 am to 7 pm Thursday
10 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday
1 pm to 5 pm Sunday

Using Antique Imagery for Research

May 10th at 6:15- Join us for the FCGS meeting in the Sarah McCardle room at the Central Library.

Michael Semas, will be talking about and showing us old postcards. What places look like then and now, and how old postcards can be helpful in genealogy research.

For More information call the library at 488-6720

Friday, July 23, 2010

Two-Day Event October 15th & 16th

The California State Genealogical Alliance will join FCGS in Fresno for the following:

Research Day, Friday October 15th: CSGA open Board meeting at 10 a.m., Sarah McCardle Room, Fresno County Central Library, 2420 Mariposa Street; followed by research in the CA History & Genealogy Room. Everyone is invited to the meeting and to do Research 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Researchers may bring a sack lunch.

Genealogy Seminar, Saturday October 16th: FCGS will hold their 7th Annual Genealogy Seminar at Woodward Park Regional Library at 944 East Perrin Avenue 9 - 4. CSGA board members will be speakers: Cat Nielsen on "Spreadsheets in Genealogy"; Cath Madden Trindle, CG on "Wills, Estates, Guardianships, & Commitments," and "California Online & Off"; and Alice Colby Volkert on "Digital Photography for Genealogy."
For more information and registration information see the FCGS website:

Monday, June 21, 2010

Jamboree Buzz #5

Things That I Loved About the SCGS Jamboree
Membership to SCGS allowed me an all-access-pass to the SCGS Library in Burbank. Spent 3 days before the Jamboree in their library having fun!!!
Attended 14 1-hour sessions over 3 days. What a variety of topics.
Attended 2 evening meals with interesting keynote speakers. Met 2 tables full of interesting fellow genealogists each with a different, yet similar story to tell.
Volunteered to help monitor 2 sessions, thereby ensuring that I could attend a couple that I really had my eyes on. I got to introduce and chat with Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective.
Enjoyed several sessions presented by Megan Smolenyak-Smolenyak. She really knows how to stir up the detective juices in her audience members!
Attended sessions to see the latest updates on Family Tree Maker and Ancestry.com. I was able to talk directly to their representatives about some of my frustrations with the same.
Trade floor that has the latest and greatest in Genealogical resources. Purchased software to help me organize and quickly retrieve my photographs.
Things That I Hate About the SCGS Jamboree
Coming home with renewed spirit, new "toys", new research materials, and additional ideas about breaking down some of those brick walls, but . . . . having to go back to a full-time job that prevents me from playing 24 hours a day!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Jamboree Buzz # 4

I Learned that while I enjoy working with Legacy and some of its cool features, I still really LOVE ROOTS MAGIC.

I learned that you can find amazing things in old newspapers. Try searching for "Infomation Wanted" in papers between 1870-1930 and find people looking for lost family members or old friends.

To get around the "burnt Courthouse" especially in the south, use Tax records and Land records copies of which were usually sent to the state.

If you aren't watching or listening to genealogy podcasts you are really missing out!

DNA research and genealogy are getting ready to make some big leaps forward.

What better way is there to spend a weekend, learning new things about genealogy with some really good friends!

Hope to see you there next year!!!!!