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Monthly Meetings with Programs
Tuolumne County Library
480 Greenley Rd., Sonora
Second Monday each month at 2 pm

Exceptions: May ~ Annual Mtg
Dec ~ Christmas Brunch

Genealogy Library ~ (209) 532-1317 - Open Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays (except Mother's Day weekend)

Yuuuummmmmmm! It's time!

This is our one big fundraiser of the year so let's try to beat last year's sales.

The deadline for submitting your orders will be October 28.

Click here to see the list of candies and the order blank. You can either download and print the order blank, and mail to TCGS, P. O. Box 3956, Sonora, Ca 95370, or you can follow the links on that page to use PayPal for your order. Be sure to make your checks out to "TCGS".

Orders will be ready for pickup at the Library by November 21. Pickup days will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays until December 7th. Those not picked up by the 7th, will be brought to the Christmas Brunch on December 9th.


Saturday, October 28th

Deadline for submitting See's Candy orders.

Monday, November 13th

10:00-11:30 am ~ Irish Research Group leprechaun standing

Topic:"Favorite Irish Research Sites"

This group will meet every month at 10:00 am in the County Library.

It is open to all members and this month we ask that you bring your favorite Irish research sites to share.

Noon ~ The Computer Tech Group

We will be discussing the possibility of blending the Tech Group with a DNA Research Group. If you are interested, please attend this meeting to voice your interests.

Feel free to bring your lunch.

Stay after for the monthly meeting beginning at 2:00 pm. All TCGS Members and visitors are welcome!

2:00 pm ~ General Monthly Meeting

Topic this month is "Funeral Records in Tuolumne County"

presented by Jeff Wilson of Terzich & Wilson.

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 and refreshment break, the featured program will begin. For more details click here.. Guests and Visitors welcome!

Announcing a New SIG*

Enough members of TCGS have voiced an interest in Irish genealogy so a new Special Interest Group * has been formed to promote their Irish research. This group will meet every month at the County Library at 10:00 am. The purpose of this group is the advancement of their research in Irish Genealogy. Marilyn Fullam is the organizer and you can contact her for any questions at 588-9873.

A great Seminar/Workshop Event!

catherine speaking

Catherine Sevenau is a talented and gifter writer and speaker, who gave an admirable presentation under the most difficult of circumstances. She had been evaucated from her home in Sonoma two days before. Her seminar was a collection of events in her early life which led to her interest in genealogy, punctuated with many useful tips and tools. She gifted us all with one of her books ("Better to give them away than have them burn!") which reflects her humor and gifts of storytelling.
Jim speaking

Jim Robinson gave a compelling, fact-filled workshop on using Family Search with your tree, showing how the program can expand your tree and source the information at the same time.
Susan speaking

Find-a-Grave has recently changed and Susan did a wonderful job of bringing us up to date. It's an impressive site with much more power than earlier. There will yet be more changes but meanwhile, it's exciting to learn what this site can now do to help with those walls.
Vicki speaking

Vicki Wolfe gave her presentation on Timelines, showing their importance in our overall understanding of our ancestor's lives.

Lynne Storm had a fun class of new genealogy enthusiasts. They got started on their trees and are off to a great start having Lynne also teach them about organizing their research! I wish I had audited that one! All in all, the event was a grand success with knowledgeable and entertaining speakers, a hearty lunch and great comaraderie.

Some Historic Pictures!

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These pictures, and the story that goes with them, convey a historical perspective rarely seen or heard of in today's world. I am ever so grateful to Sylvia Roberts for sharing her family photos. Be sure to click on the small image to go to the article and the story behind the photographs. Ed. note

News from The Tuolumne County Historical Society

brick pavers

Word comes to us that the Historical Society, whose building we share, will be closed on Mondays. They are having a volunteer shortage for staffing. Let's count our blessings that we have so many dedicated volunteers to cover our staffing days!

On another Historical Society note, they are selling Commemorative bricks for the newly-remodeled Museum Courtyard and Garden. For further information, go to their website here.

Continuing Education

Our Educational Director has provided some great information on the "Secret Details of the 1940 Census". These are the little-known facts about our last census. Along with this new information are some great Research Tips to breakdown those brick walls. They are all posted on our "Workshop - Seminars - Research Techniques" page and can be downloaded if desired.

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.

Thank you!

TC Genealogical Library: 158 Bradford St., Sonora, California 95370 ~ 209.532.1317 ~ Email: