Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sign Up Now for Saturday's
Free Genealogy Workshop for Beginners

Saturday, October 26, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Margaret Troke Library
502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton
Immigration and Naturalization Process in the United States
with Sally Spenker, retired High School History teacher
Learn the importance of laws pertaining to naturalization in different eras, economic and social climate, and how beliefs influenced the past in this session designed to help you find the elusive women in your family history.
After the presentation, Society volunteers will be available for your genealogy research questions, so bring whatever data you already have: birth, marriage, death dates of ancestors and where they lived. To access the wi-fi made available for this workshop session, you may either bring your own laptop, or use one of the library's laptops.
Space is limited for this workshop, so please pre-register by calling (209) 937-8221 or stop by the Troke Branch to sign up at the Information Desk there.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Up This Evening:
Free Demo of the new

Thursday, October 17, 2013
5:45 p.m.
Margaret Troke Library
502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton

Why You  Should Be

Have you kept up with the big makeover at More than ever, this free online genealogical website has the resources you’re seeking.

Come join a live demonstration by Robert Givens this Thursday, showing the many resources found at FamilySearch, including the Research Wiki, Family History Library Catalog and their online book collection. With FamilySearch having the fastest-growing collection of online genealogical records, learning to use this updated online resource will make you a more productive researcher.

Our speaker for this month’s meeting has extensive experience with both genealogy and the FamilySearch website. Robert Givens is a retired teacher and public school administrator from the Fresno area who has served as director of his local Family History Center. In addition, he has worked in product support  and data analysis for beta programs as they were being developed to be launched by

A Tuscon transplant, Robert comes from a family with a five-generation history in the Pima Valley of Arizona. He has been an active researcher since his high school years. As he puts it, “Genealogy began for me at my grandmother’s knee when I was ten.” Now author of four genealogy books and former Board member of the Fresno County Genealogical Society, Mr. Givens has spoken widely on a number of subjects of interest to genealogical society members.

Come join us on October 17 to explore how FamilySearch can supercharge your genealogy research challenges.