David G. Farragut
David G. Farragut
Once commander of the Mare Island Naval Yard, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801 - 1870) is famous in U.S. Navy tradition for his order at the battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead".
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Thursday, February 6
Speaker: Mary Herzog  (Training)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Heritage Chamber, Vallejo Naval History Museum, 734 Marin St
"How to Use the Family Tree on FamilySearch.org to Your Advantage - She has read  a lot of negative comments about it on Facebook and Iwould like to counter that a little by demystifying it so that people are more comfortable using it.
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  Mary has lived in Napa for 57 years, graduated from UC Berkeley and was a social worker by profession. I've been doing family research for twenty five years and I am an active volunteer at the Napa Valley Genealogical Society. I've taught many classes and given programs there.

Thursday, March 5
Benicia Historical Musuem Field Trip  (Training)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
2060 Camel Road, Benicia
The Museum Complex ( from the website info@beniciahistoricalmuseum.org) 
The complex consists of four original 1850s Benicial Arsenal Buildings.  All of the buildings are built of mative Californian sandstone quarried nea th Museum site.  The rustic, austere style set a precedent that was utilized in most of the benicia Arsenal buildings built in the 19th Century.  The Arsen s ine if ibky three locations where native stone was used for US military installations.  Each of the Museum buildings have a keystone decoration of a cannon ball surmounted by a flame.  This is the symbol of the US Army Ordnance Depot.
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