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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)



Saturday September 30

9:30 am - 2:00 pm ~ Discovering our Ancestry via DNA

The Armory, 695 Main Street, Copperopolis, CA 95228 ~ Doors open at 9:00 am Click on this thumbnail DNA workshop flyer small image for registration info.

Sponsored by Calaveras Genealogical Society.

Monday, October 9

Noon ~ The Writer's Group

Meet at the Tuol. Co. Library. We will adjourn by 1:30 in order to get to the Jewish Cemetery by 2 pm.

2:00 pm ~ Monthly Meeting

A Tour of the Jewish Cemetery hosted by Pat Perry.

This will be an "On Location" tour of the cemetery. Meet at the Jewish Cemetery entrance on Yaney (just behind the jail). There will be no business meeting, greeters, mentors, or treats!

Saturday October 14

9:00 am to 3:00 pm ~ Annual TCGS Workshop

The LDS Family History Center, 19481 Hillsdale Dr., Sonora, Ca

Registration begins at 8:30 am. Click here for details


Our Annual Workshop ~ October 14

Catherine (Clemens) Sevenau grew up in Tuolumne County and has many tales to divulge in her presentation on Saturday, Oct. 14. We will also have 3 other mini-workshops along with a beginner's group. Something for everyone! For more info and to register please go to this link or call our office on Tues., Thurs., or Sat..

Price includes lunch!

Some Historic Pictures!

man on horseThese 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


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.

Orders will be delivered to the Library by November 22. Those not picked up by December 7, will be brought to the Christmas Brunch.

Click here to see list of candies and the order blank. You can either download and print the order blank, or you can follow the links on that page to use PayPal for your order.

News from The Tuolumne County Historical Society

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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.

Where we Are ~

(Click on state) map of california and tuolumne county

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.

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: