New Sourcing Pointers
Our Educational Director has provided some great information on "Sourcing" those long-sought out facts to support our genealogy. They are posted on our
"Useful Links" page and can be downloaded.
What is "The Writer's Group?"
The Writers Group meets at noon on the even number months, except December, at the Tuolumne County library.
This is a casual group, who have formed to inspire one another in writing their family history. The meeting is conducted in a round table format
with each member giving a status of their work. Some members have written several family stories, while others are searching for the best way to do theirs.
Suggestions are given on such items as format, content, style and
various types of printing and publishing.
The best part of coming is learning about the many different and interesting stories our members have to tell about their family.
There is a core group of members attending each meeting, although some people just come for one or two meetings looking for specific answers
to their questions. Whether you want to come often or seldom, all are welcome. Since the meeting is at noon many people bring their lunch. Please feel free to join us.
Where we Are ~
(Click on state)
Our county, pronounced too AH loo me, is located on
the Eastern side of the Great San Joaquin Valley, in the foothills
of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We are about an hour from
Yosemite, which straddles our county and the one next to ours. Click on the state icon for a more detailed look at our county.
Our Society is located in Sonora, the county seat.
This month’s Computer Tech Group and the General Meeting were both absolutely jam-packed with great information!
At noon the Tech Group met anticipating a presentation on Macs by a local businessman. Well, surprise, surprise . . . Derek Nunes gave us a presentation on Google searches that left us with mouths agape! We thought we knew Google searching but not like this! Tons of very useful information. Derek was very generous with his time giving us all the Q and A's we could come up with! Check out his business . . . Phone Smart on Washington St. He repairs computers (even Macs) and sells techy equipment. (Your author bought an iPhone from him.) It was unanimous of those who attended we want to have him back again in six months or so as his schedule allows.
We were just catching our breath and absorbing all that information when Susan Strope gave a wonderful and detailed presentation of “The Good Old Days” (which weren’t such Good Old Days according to Grandma!). Susan brought us back to the 1900s in pictures and facts of life in that time. Then contrasted that with the 1950s and how times had changed. The pictures were incredible, provided by Betty Sparagna, and the detailed facts underscored the poignancy of many of the photos. Susan wrapped it up with an image of one we all recognized . . . our favorite recording star that made girls swoon and parents grimace! Thank you Susan and Betty for all the time you put in to this marvelous program!
Between these two events on the 13th, TCGS was really treated to a very special day! It makes our annual membership fee seem very, very small.
This membership newsletter is a goldmine of information. Some of our back issues are now posted online. The Gold Digger link is on the "Library" page
Current issues will continue to be mailed and not posted until the end of the year.
We are a totally self-supporting Society, so if you find value in the material presented
here and/or in our Society Library, gratuities are gratefully accepted.
Coming Soon ~
Unless otherwise noted all coming events are held at the
Tuolumne County LIbrary on Greenley Rd., Sonora.
Monday, April 10th
Bring your lunch and questions or writing to share/tear/discuss! Always
a fascinating meeting.
The next meeting of the Writer's Group will be
followed by our 2:00 pm General Meeting.
Monday, April 10th
Monthly General Meeting
“Carlo de Ferrari Archive”
Members, click here for more details of presentation and volunteers.
Prior to our meeting at 1:30,
two mentors will be available to members or guests who want help with their research.
After a short business meeting, the featured speaker begins their presentation.
Guests and Visitors welcome!
Monday, April 17th ~ 9:30 am *
at Papa's New Roost, Hwy 108
*Optional Breakfast at 8:45 am
All TCGS Members and visitors are welcome!