23 April 2010

American Military Records and Genealogy

Fresno Temple District Family History Centers
American Military Records and Genealogy
by: David Paul Davenport, Ph.D
Saturday May 15, 2010
9:00 am to 12 pm
Fresno West Stake Center
3375 W Sierra, Fresno, CA
Session 1: Working from the present day, backward : an overview of wars the US and British Colonies (which preceeded it) participated.
Session 2: Enlistment & Recruitment in the 20th century (part. Spanish-American War)
Session 3: Army & Navy in the 18th & 19th centuries. (part. Civil War, War of 1812 & War for Independence.)

Indian Genealogy-- Don't Forget Tues May 11th!!

The May 11th Meeting of the FCGS Society will feature:


by Corrinne Buttram

She is an accomplished researcher of her native Mono tribe and has helped many others from the valley get started tracing their native roots.

There will be 6 displays featured

  • Sherman Indian Institute, Riverside, CA
  • Local Indians in WW1 & WW2Indian articles
  • Indian Allotment Land Records and Heirship Records
  • Vital Records
  • North Fork Presbyterian Mission
  • Prison Records

As always you can come at 6 pm to ask Carol questions at the Genealogy Help Table

6:30 is refreshments

7:00 is Meeting and Program

more info http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cafcgs/


MAY 1st 2010

Hosted by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia-Central CA Chapter

WHERE: Twilight Haven Memorial Hall 1717 South Winery Ave. Fresno

REGISTRATION is $15 from 8 to 9 am

Continental Breakfast ans Lunch $15

Speakers on Genealogy & Life in Russia
Botique, Raffle and German Singing, Genealogy Material and Help with family research

Dinner-$20 at 5:15 pm

PHONE: 559-229-8287 for more information

Speakers and topics to include:

Eleanor Sissell- "Krum Korners"

Irma Eichkorn- "Schulmeister", Schoolmaster, "Kuester", Sexton: The Hero of a Volga-German Epic

Brent Mai- Volge German Relief Society

Bob Givens- DNA- the genealogist newest tool

Alan Peters- The story of the Mennonites "TheirLong Journey from Central Europe to Russia and the West"

Judy Frothinger- Writing our Family Stories


There is Bus Trip to Sturo and the San Bruno Archives June 7, 2010 this is a Monday.

The cost is $45. Due by May 10th. (If they don't get enough people they'll have to cancel)

The bus will leave promptly at 6:30 am from the southeast corner of the Fashion Fair parking lot
and return about 10 pm.
Stops will be made on way up and back.

There is limited food access at both locations so it is suggested that a lunch be brought along.

For a reservation: Shoot me an email with your interest and I'll let you know who to contact.

This is a great trip!

Southern CA Jamboree

The FCGS is trying to get a group together to go to the Jamboree in Burbank, June 11-13th. There are well known speakers, vendors, etc.
It is a lot of fun and you can learn a whole lot in a short amount of time!

If your not sure what a Jamboree is check out their blog.

Let us know if you are interested in going. Shoot me an email.

We are planning to take the train down Friday morning and come back Sunday afternoon.

04 April 2010

Genealogy Society Meeting

Tuesday Night, April 13th at 6:30 pm

Fresno County Genealogical Society meeting will be held at the Sarah McCardle room at the downtown library.

The topic is:
Finding Gold in Probate Records
"The Case of Thomas Metts"

by Ruth Lang, C.G.

The event is FREE and open to all hope to see you there!


There are a lot of genealogy Happenings around Fresno!! If you know of something let us know so we can spread the word! Keep checking back for more info on events around Fresno and the valley!

Don't miss out on the California History & Genealogy Room at the Downtown branch of the Fresno County Public Library.

It has over 19,000 books to help you in your genealogy search as well as, microfilm and internet access.

Open M,T,W, F 10 am to 6 pm. Th- 10 am to 8 pm, Sat 9 am to 6 pm and Sun 1-6 pm.

Genealogy volunteers are available to help!