John B. Frisbie
John B. Frisbie
General John Blackman Frisbie (1825-1909) was a native of New York. He married Epitana Vallejo in 1851 thus becoming the son-in-law of General Mariano G. Vallejo. He is considered to be the city of Vallejo's true founder due to his many efforts to promote the growth of the city. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
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Library of Congress
Thursday, March 4
Library of Congress  (Training)
1:30 pm
Virtual via zoom

March's meeting features a presentation on the genealogical resources of the Library of Congress (LOC). The LOC has one of the world’s largest genealogy collections. Its 38 million cataloged books, manuscripts and other print materials in 470 languages include more than 50,000 compiled family histories and over 100,000 US local histories. The library also collects local histories from around the world, with strong collections for Western Europe, especially the British Isles, Ireland and Germany. Only a small percentage of the LOC’s holdings are online, but that includes photos, maps and manuscripts that can be of great interest to the genealogist.  Please contact us at 707-334-0675 or if you are interested in attending our ZOOM meeting.

Institutions Part I - Hospitals, Sanitariums and Asylums
Thursday, April 1
Institutions Part I - Hospitals, Sanitariums and Asylums  (Training)
1:30 pm
Virtual via ZOOM

Our April meeting will feature a talk by Madeline Yanov on finding missing ancestors in institutional records ... specifically hospitals, sanitariums and asylums. Do you have any family members who mysteriously disappeared and were never seen again? Did you ever hear family rumorsor whispers that Uncle Beau or Grammy wereinstitutionalized or committed to a "lunatic asylum"? Was there any ancestorwho spent time in a sanitarium?  Is it sanatarium or sanitorium?  Madeline Yanov will help guide us through the maze of terms that may have meant something different inthe past than today.  We will learn how to use clues in census records, especially the1880 census, to further investigate if our ancestor was institutionalized.  She will give us tips on where to find these records, and other sources that may give clues as to ancestor's whereabouts; court records, probate or surrogate records, newspapers and death records.  Your ancestors don't have to be missing anymore! Madeline Yanov has over 30 years experience researching family histories. Her specialty is American genealogy. However, she will trace client's ancestors back to Europe and elsewhere. Madeline, the former co-founder MY Genealogy Services, now operates Time Travel Genealogy, a full-service genealogy company emphasizing reasonable, affordable family history research along with document retrieval. She is also available to give genealogy related talks to groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please contact us at 707-334-0675 or if you are interested in attending our ZOOM meeting.

Your Camera As A Research Tool
Thursday, May 6
Your Camera As A Research Tool  (Training)
1:30 pm
Virtual via ZOOM
Our May talk by Cat Nielsen will take a look at using a camera to document your genealogy research. Digital camera technology has improved over the years and now includes image stabilization to reduce shaking while taking photos. Preprogrammed image scenes provides quick set up. Learn different techniques for photographing books, microfilm, cemeteries, and around towns. Cat Nielsen is a native Californian with a BA in Geology, and an MBA in Marketing and Science & Technology from the University of California at Davis. She has spent over 40 years in the high tech industry, is a credentialed Adult Education instructor, and holds a PMP from the Project Management Institute. Cat has had a lifelong interest in Genealogy wondering how her Danish-Cornish-Arberesh family came to be. She has visited all the native homelands and done research in Denmark, Cornwall and England. In the US she has done on-site research in Michigan, New York City, and she makes frequent trips to Salt Lake City. Cat has given genealogy lectures and classes throughout Northern California and at the APG Management Conference at FGS Philadelphia. Please contact us at 707-334-0675 or if you are interested in attending our ZOOM meeting.

Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, June 3
Roundtable Discussion  (Training)
1:30 pm
Virtual via ZOOM
Today we will partake in a virtual lunch as we discuss and share what we have learned so far this year, and ask any questions we might have to help us move forward in our research.  Please contact us at 707-334-0675 or if you are interested in attending our ZOOM meeting.