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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)


Monday, August 14th,

Writer's Group

No special topic - just sharing ideas

Bring your lunch and laptop! (NOT a requirement.)

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

At 2:00 pm:

General Monthly Meeting

Kathryn Marshall

Topic this month is “Stories”

presented by Kathryn Marshall

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.
Kathryn is an entertaining and talented speaker who had so many stories she wished to share at the Seminar she gave us last year. She just didn't have time to tell them then, so we asked her to come back just to tell some of her "stories". This should be a lively and entertaining meeting! Guests and Visitors welcome!

Monday, August 21st,
9:30 am *

Monthly Board Meeting

at Papa's New Roost, Hwy 108
*Optional Breakfast at 8:45 am

All TCGS Members and visitors are welcome!

Friday, September 1st,


to order your T-shirt or Sweatshirt

TCGS T-Shirts to order!

T-shirts and sweatshirts with our Tuolumne County Genealogical Society logo printed on them are ready to be ordered. Go here to see our choices. The styles and colors available to us are listed on the Order Form. The charts are for you to see the colors which are listed on our Order Form, and can be downloaded here. The deadline to order is September 1st!

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.

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WHAT date???

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Marie Tiraschi was kind enough to share this great photo of her uncle Joe Ghiorso.

New Sourcing Pointers

Our Educational Director has provided some great information on "Sourcing" those long-sought out facts to support our genealogy. Also, NEW THIS MONTH - 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.

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.

“Gold Diggers”

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.

Thank you!

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.

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