James M. Owens
James M. Owens
James Montgomery Owens (1878-1955) was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He served with the 9th Cavalry, Buffalo Soldiers, in the Philippines (1896-1898) during the Spanish-American War. He came to Vallejo in 1903 and became an active member of the community by helping to establish many civic and fraternal orders including Vallejo’s NAACP chapter and Firma Lodge. He was also one of Vallejo’s first African-American building contractors. Photo courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
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Thursday, November 4
Naturalization  (Training)
1:00 pm
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum AND Virtual via ZOOM
Jeff Solomon, a long-time resident of Vallejo who is a member of the Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia and the Solano County Genealogical Society, will be making a presention on U.S. naturalization. You are welcome to join us for this presentation either in person or remotely. Please contact us at 707-334-0675 or President@gsvb.org if you have any questions or are interested in attending the meeting via ZOOM.

Family Tree Maker - Mark Olsen
Thursday, December 2
Family Tree Maker - Mark Olsen  (Training)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum via zoom

Description - 

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 love to see you and discuss all 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 amazing 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.