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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How to Write Biography
Thursday, March 7
How to Write Biography  (Training)
1:00 pm to 3:15 pm
734 Marin St, Vallejo, California
We continue our Professor John Philip Colletta DVD series with "Dos and Don'ts of Writing History".  Enhance your genealogy with taking as much care in writing the stories of your ancestors as you took to discover them.   Meeting is at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 2nd Floor.  Free and open to the public.

Field Trip
Thursday, April 4
Field Trip  (Training)
1:00 pm
Oakland Family History Center
We will be venturing to Oakland to visit the Oakland Family History Center to take a tour of the library.  Also we will have an introduction to family search, ancestry, and finding our past.  We plan to be at the Center by 1:45.  Anybody who wants to carpool can check in with other members.  There is no cost.  The address is 4766 Lincoln Ave. 

Searching In Your Ancestor's Backyard
Thursday, May 2
Searching In Your Ancestor's Backyard  (Training)
1:00 pm
Heritage Chamber, Vallejo Naval History Museum, 734 Marin St
"At some point during your detective work, you’ll have to actually visit where your ancestors lived. In this helpful lecture, discover how to use key local resources you’ll need to rely on for success in your research: cemeteries, records of churches and synagogues, city directories, local libraries, and historical societies."

Thursday, June 6
Potluck  (Training)
12:00 pm
Hall of History, Vallejo Naval History Museum, 734 Marin St
The topic for discussion will be WWWWW - What We've Done With What We've learned. A few themes we have been working on are writing a biography, creating a timeline for a biography, and tracing our farmer ancestors.  Of course anything you have been spending your time on, we would like to hear about.