William Stanford
William Stanford
William Townsend Stanford (1867-1964) was named Vallejo's first Chief of Police on April 4th, 1900. He was a Mare Island Naval Shipyard mechanic with no prior law enforcement experience. He continued to serve as Chief of Police until his retirement in 1936. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
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Family Tree Maker - Mark Olsen
Thursday, December 2
Family Tree Maker - Mark Olsen  (Training)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual via ZOOM

Join us for a live discussion and Q and A session to answer all your questions about Family Tree Maker, the latest version, updates, features and more. This is an interactive session. We would love to see you and discuss all of your Family Tree Maker questions.

We will also talk about Family Tree Maker partner products - Charting Companion and Family Book Creator - both are amazing plugs-ins that can help you create terrific charts, graphs, and books. We will even show how you can make additional finds with your DNA test results.  The creators of these partner products will join us to answer your questions directly.  

Mark Olsen is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world working to support their members as they use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor's degree in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007 and has been the Family Tree Maker Ambassador since 2016. 

This class is for all levels of genealogists whether you are just getting started or very experienced.

If you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to President@gsvb.org to request a Zoom invitation.




Genealogy and Family History Research From Home
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Genealogy and Family History Research From Home  (Training)
1:00 pm
Virtual via zoom
A J Aiséirithe (ash EYE ree) is a reference librarian in the Researcher and Reference Services Division at the Library of Congress. She holds a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Chicago. She joined the History and Genealogy Section of the Library of Congress in 2018.  Previously she served in a contractor role in the Manuscript Division, on a project to digitize the Lincoln papers.

 She grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley, and is a distant relative of the Quaker abolitionist Joseph Carpenter, who hosted Frederick Douglass at his Westchester, New York, farm in the 1840s.

The presentation is a step-by-step introduction to how one might research one’s family history and genealogy from one’s home computer using Library of Congress online resources. It illustrates particular collections and how to search them across Library reading rooms and formats including Prints & Photographs, Maps, Manuscripts, books, and more.