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Or-Cal Cooperative Meeting
February 15, 2023 10:30 a.m. - Noon
 
DAR Program
(Via Zoom)
 

 
 
General SGS Meeting
February 21, 2023 6:30 p.m.
 
Desiphering Old Handwriting
by Dawn Carlile
(In Person & Zoom)
Reading the handwriting in old documents and records can be difficult to do.
Deciphering the fancy (or terrible) handwriting, bad spelling, faint ink and writing bleeding through
from the other side of the paper are issues we frequently encounter reading records
in the courthouse, on microfilm or digital images, and old diaries and letters.
Tips and tools for getting around these issues will be discussed.
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  
Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane
 at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
 
 
 

 
Or-Cal Cooperative Meeting
April 1, 2023
Mayflower Program
(SGS Members watch in your emails for instructions on how to participate.)
 

 
General SGS Meeting
April 18, 2023 6:30 p.m.
 
California Gold Rush Research & Migration
(In Person & Zoom)
“Where did they go?” and “Where did they come from?” Are the two burning questions that bedevil those of us who long to find what happened to our Gold Rush miner ancestors. The California Gold Rush began in 1848 and ended about 1855. This event brought some 300,000 migrants from the United States and other countries. Approximately one-third of that number came from countries as diverse as Mexico, China, France, Germany, Russia, Ireland, Italy, the West Indies, and even as far away as Australia. San Francisco and Sacramento were the two towns most affected by the multitudes. Foothill towns bloomed and busted within a few short years as miners and business people followed the “next strike.”
    The 1850 federal census was deficient in capturing the names of most of the population and the 1852 state census was not much better because many of these foot-loose people worked and lived in remote mining camp locations. This lecture will illustrate through period maps the destination regions that attracted gold seekers to California and the major migration routes.  Beyond the census there are other types of records that were generated during this time period. Strategies to locate and search sources will be presented to help jump-start your search for these elusive Argonauts. 
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.
 Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
Or-Cal Cooperative Meeting
April 21, 2023
Documenting Your Heirlooms
 
(SGS Members watch in your emails for instructions on how to participate.)
 

 
 
General SGS Meeting
May 16, 2023 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  
Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
Or-Cal Cooperative Meeting
May 19, 2023
Eastern European Research
by Pam Vestern
(SGS Members watch in your emails for instructions on how to participate.)
 

General SGS Meeting
September 19, 2023 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  
Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
 
General SGS Meeting
October 17, 2023 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  
Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
 
General SGS Meeting
November 21, 2023 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  
Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 
 
General SGS Meeting
January 16, 2024 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
General SGS Meeting
February 20, 2024 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
 
General SGS Meeting
March 19, 2024 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
 
General SGS Meeting
April 16, 2024 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  
Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
General SGS Meeting
May 21, 2024 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  
Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
 
General SGS Meeting
September 17, 2024 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  
Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
 
General SGS Meeting
October 15, 2024 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  
Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
 
General SGS Meeting
November 19, 2024 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  
Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
 
General SGS Meeting
January 21, 2025 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  
Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
 
General SGS Meeting
February 18, 2025 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  
Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

 
 
General SGS Meeting
March 18, 2025 6:30 p.m.
 
Program TBA
(In Person & Zoom)
 
 
Meetings are usually held at 3410 Churn Creek Road,
LDS Church Building,
Across from Enterprise High School.  Enter by the back gate on Shirley Lane at the South side of the building.  
Follow signs that say "Family History Center."
 

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