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Upcoming Events

    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Attend via Zoom or in person at the NVGS Library, 1701 Menlo Ave, Napa
    Register


    The ABCs of Land Records

    Presented by Glenda Gardner Lloyd

    Land records are some of the least used and understood sources utilized by genealogists. These records may help you confirm relationships and give you many clues to further your genealogical research.

    Glenda Gardner Lloyd is a fourth generation Californian. She grew up on a cattle ranch in northeastern California and attended a one-room country school. She received her BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her MA from California State University, Sacramento. She taught elementary school and worked as a reading specialist for 38 years. Glenda helped organize and served as the first president of Root Cellar, Sacramento Genealogical Society. She has taught genealogy classes through San Juan Adult Education for the past 25 years. She participates in local seminars for the California State Archives, the Regional Family History Center, the Sacramento City Library, and does workshops for many local societies. She has lectured for the Salt Lake Institute. Genealogy is her hobby and her passion which she hopes to share with all of you.

    • 5 Aug 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • On Zoom

    Photographs As Genealogical Clues

    Host: Sue Ziemski

    Members: Join us at our monthly round table! Each month, we choose a theme to spark the conversation, then gather on Zoom to have a great time sharing our ancestors' stories.

    • 15 Aug 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Attend via Zoom or in person at the NVGS Library, 1701 Menlo Ave, Napa
    Register


    BEWARE! The Enchanted Forest: Perils & Pitfalls of Online Trees

    Presented by Jean Wilcox Hibben

    When is it safe to get information from an online tree? Here we will discuss where these trees can be found, how to assess them for reliability, how to cite them, how to use them for clues to further your research, and more. Not all online trees are created equal, but most can be evaluated with a few simple steps: don’t become victim to the enchantment of an apparent pot of gold. Good for beginner to intermediate researchers.

    Jean Wilcox Hibben (MA – Speech Communication; PhD – Folklore) is a national speaker and author. A member of the DAR, she is the former director and current family history consultant for the Corona, CA FamilySearch Center, has worked on background research for two genealogy television programs, and was a host for podcasts on social history. A former Board-Certified genealogist with over 45 years of research experience, she is a former board member of APG and past president of its So. Cal. Chapter; 1st Vice-president of the Corona Genealogical Society, as well as webmaster for that same organization; and participant on a number of other society boards. Jean writes the “Aunty Jeff” column for the Informer, the newsletter of the Jefferson County NY Genealogical Society. Her website: circlemending.org.

    • 2 Sep 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • On Zoom

    Our Ancestors' Occupations

    Host: Sally Perkins

    Members: Join us at our monthly round table! Each month, we choose a theme to spark the conversation, then gather on Zoom to have a great time sharing our ancestors' stories.

    • 7 Oct 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • On Zoom

    DNA - Successes and/or No Successes

    Host: Sue Ziemski

    Members: Join us at our monthly round table! Each month, we choose a theme to spark the conversation, then gather on Zoom to have a great time sharing our ancestors' stories.

Past Events

1 Jul 2024 July Round Table: Summer Events & Traditions
29 Jun 2024 50th Anniversary Celebration
20 Jun 2024 Did Your Ancestor Attend Church? Researching in Religious Records
3 Jun 2024 June Round Table: Genealogy Travels
16 May 2024 Diseases, Disasters, Distress: Bad for Your Ancestors, Good for Genealogy!
6 May 2024 May Round Table: Military Records
1 May 2024 Preservation Week Special Event: Creating a Digital Legacy
18 Apr 2024 Why They Left, Where They Went, and What Their Journeys Can Reveal
1 Apr 2024 April Round Table: Unusual Characters
21 Mar 2024 25 Tips for Researching Your Female Ancestors
4 Mar 2024 March Round Table: Amazing Female Ancestors
15 Feb 2024 Local History & Genealogy Research at the Library of Congress
12 Feb 2024 February Round Table: Patriots & Public Servants
18 Jan 2024 Annual Meeting: Accomplishments, Goals, & Installation of Officers
8 Jan 2024 January Round Table: Bring Your Brick Wall
6 Dec 2023 Holiday Reception at the NVGS Library
16 Nov 2023 What Can You Learn From Lineage Societies... without Becoming a Member!
6 Nov 2023 November Round Table Conversation: Family Recipes & Heritage Foods
19 Oct 2023 Cemetery Research
12 Oct 2023 City of Immigrants, An American Story
2 Oct 2023 October Round Table Conversation: Family Cars
21 Sep 2023 Discovering Your Scandinavian Family
4 Sep 2023 September Round Table Conversation: Interesting Occupations
17 Aug 2023 Maps & Trails: Common Migration Paths 17th-19th Centuries
7 Aug 2023 August Round Table Conversation: School Memories
20 Jul 2023 What to Do with Your DNA Test Results
3 Jul 2023 July Round Table Conversation: Military Families
15 Jun 2023 Shakin' Out the Smiths: Researching Common Names
5 Jun 2023 June Round Table Conversation: Wedding Memories
18 May 2023 Genealogy-On-The-Go
1 May 2023 May Round Table Conversation: How Does Your Garden Grow?
25 Apr 2023 Making Memories Last: Preserving Family History
20 Apr 2023 Creating a Family History Book
3 Apr 2023 April Round Table Conversation: US Ports of Entry
16 Mar 2023 Finding What You Need and Using What You Find
6 Mar 2023 March Round Table Conversation: Writing Your Family History
16 Feb 2023 The 1890 Census: A Tale of Bureaucratic Obfuscation and Skullduggery
6 Feb 2023 February Round Table Conversation: Love Stories from the Past
19 Jan 2023 Annual Membership Meeting
2 Jan 2023 January Round Table Conversation: Aspirations of Our Ancestors

 

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