Rachel B. Lain
Rachel B. Lain
Vallejo's first woman doctor was Rachel Brown Lain, M.D., who practiced medicine in Vallejo from 1891 until her death in 1918. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1863. She maintained hospital beds in her home at the southwest corner of Marin and Carolina streets. Dr. Lain also owned the first automobile seen in Vallejo, a 1904 Maxwell. Photo courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
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Vallejo Neighborhoods
Thursday, February 4
Vallejo Neighborhoods  (Training)
1:30 pm
Virtual via ZOOM
This month Jim Kern will present information on Vallejo neighborhoods.  We will learn their history, how they formed, and what parts of Vallejo they occupy, plus more.  Jim is the Executive Director of the Vallejo Naval History Museum and entrances us with his talks no matter what the subject. After earning his masters degree in history and museum studies from Kent State University, Kern’s first museum job was at the home of President James Garfield, who lived in Kern’s home town. He answered an ad for a museum curator here in Vallejo,” remembers Kern. “I applied and I got the job.” That was in 1989, when Kern took over the helm of the Vallejo museum, which was founded in 1974 and opened in 1979. Please contact us at 707-334-0675 or President@gsvb.org 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. 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 President@gsvb.org if you are interested in attending our ZOOM meeting.