Thursday, November 20, 2014

Last Society Meeting of 2014:
Telling the Family's Story

Thursday, November 20, 2014
5:45 p.m.
502 West Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton

Sometime in the midst of the search, every genealogist comes across a story that just must be told. In Deborah Conner Mascot’s case, the story was an outgrowth of her childhood experiences on the Portola Valley country property of successful San Francisco merchant, Stephen Mariani.

At our November meeting, author Debbie Mascot will share how her family crossed paths with this pioneer San Francisco family and how she came to know their family stories so well. She’ll explain what led up to her decision to write about the Mariani family and what that meant in terms of researching a family to whom she was not related, but of whom her own family had so many memories.

As she has self-published several books, our speaker will share a bit about the process she faced in converting her research into a manuscript, and beyond that into a book for publication.

In addition to her full-time job and partnering with her husband in homeschooling their two children, Debbie Mascot is active with Bay Area genealogical societies and as a leader for 4-H projects. Somehow in the midst of this, she has published four books and spent time in genealogical research projects. For this last Society meeting of the year, we are pleased to present one of our own members as our featured speaker. Please join us in welcoming Debbie Mascot at our November meeting.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lodi Library Series Continues Today

"Grow Your Family Tree," SJGS' continuing series of beginners' genealogy workshops, continues this afternoon at the Lodi Public Library with a hands-on session in the library's Computer Room. Today's topic covers how to find free resources online which can further your genealogical research.

Lodi Public Library is located at 201 West Locust Street in Lodi, California. Come join us this afternoon, from 2:00 to 4:00, and explore which resources will help you with your own family tree.

For more information, email the Lodi Public Library or call them at (209) 333-5503.