August 6, 2022 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)
Presentation - Holes in History
Presenter - Sue Ericksen
Major, record-destroying fires have likely impacted your ancestry search. Come and find out how to raise your family tree from the ashes.
September 6, 2022 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)
Presentation - Institutional Records
Presenter - Ellen Allmendinger
Tuberculosis sanitariums, state hospitals, poor farms, almshouses, insane asylums, old folks homes, orphanges, prisons – almost everyone had a relative in one of these at one time or another. A lot of the things we deal with today such as dementia, epilepsy, depression, etc. also affected our ancestors. The difference back then was these people were likely to end up in an institution. This presentation tells how to find these individuals and the records they left.
October 1, 2022 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)
Presentation - Free Free Free Free Free Free
Presenter - Richard Kyle
This presentation will cover how to find and use some of the 1,000's of websites on the internet where you can perform free research. These sites are able to provide millions of records and images about your ancestors and a large percentage of the records may not be available anywhere else.
October 29, 2022 - Fall Seminar at Mt Olive Lutheran Church
Jean Wilcox Hibben, a noted genealogical speaker from Southern California, will be our speaker for the day. For more information about Jean and her topics please see the write-up under Society News on this website. The library facility will be closed on this day so that librarians, members and patrons can attend this function.
November 5, 2022 - Because of the seminar the previous week, the library will be open normal hours, but there will be no business meeting.
December 3, 2022 - General Meeting 11 to whenever (Open to the public)
Annual Potluck - There will be no presentation. Come and bring a gift for the library and bring your favorite potluck dish or desert to share and join us for this yearly event
January 7, 2023 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)
Presentation - Tracing Orphaned Ancestors
Presenter - Pat Hert
This presentation will cover sources, tips and tricks for finding out the ancestry of that ancestor who was orphaned at a young age. A lot of this data should also help in doing any type of genealogical research. This should be a very helpful and interesting presentation.
February 4, 2023 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)
Presentation - Dear Diary
Presenter - Kathy Sizer
Most of us don’t have ancestors who left valuable things like a diary, but that doesn’t mean a neighbor or associate didn’t. The neighbor's diary or the letters from the soldier in the next bunk might give the exact details you need about how they lived or what they experienced. Come and find some new and unique ways to shed light on your ancestor's life and times.
March 4, 2023 - General Meeting 10 to 12 (Open to the public)
Presentation - On The Flip Side
Presenter - Judy Schuster
Quite often, when doing genealogical research on the internet, it is very, very easy to miss additional pages and records that might exist off the screen of on a next page. Often the "missed" pages will contain information critical to your research. Come and find out how to make sure you are actually seeing all of the pages of a record, not just the front side.