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Auburn, California

Placer County Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 7385
Auburn, California 95604


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Evening General Meetings

Beecher Room
Auburn-Placer County Library
350 Nevada Street, Auburn
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(Fourth Thursday)

Doors will open at 6:30 pm.
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March Evening Meeting
Thursday, March 26, 2015

German 101: Getting Started with your German Genealogy
James Baker, PhD, CG

This presentation focuses on the dominant features of doing German genealogy research, stressing the differences from working in US genealogy. Emphasis is given to the major types of records used in both the US and in Germany, along with the most vital internet sites, books, and libraries.

Mr. Baker has been an active genealogist for the past 15 years. In 2011, he completed the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) requirements to become a Board- Certified Genealogist, with a specialty in German genealogy research. He also specializes in Midwest US and early American genealogy research.

He was an officer of the Sacramento German Genealogy Society (SGGS) and has contributed numerous articles to its quarterly publication, Der Blumenbaum. He also has written articles for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Magazine and the NGS Quarterly. He is a member of NGS, BCG, and SGGS.

For the past ten years, he has volunteered at the Sacramento Regional Family Search Library. In 2014, he presented ten different webinars at the FSL which were webcast to other FSLs throughout northern California; he also presented a recent webinar for the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree community. He is a frequent genealogy lecturer at local, regional, and national events.

Mr. Baker earned a PhD in sociology and social psychology from the University of Utah. He is retired from an aerospace and business management career. In his work career, he consulted for many large companies, including AT&T, Boeing, Cessna, Fiat, General Electric, Honeywell, Lockheed-Martin, Magnavox, Raytheon, and Unisys. He has been an adjunct professor of sociology at UCLA and USC. His most fun job was being the "pianoman" at Shakey's Pizza Parlor..

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Day Study Group Meetings

Beecher Room
Auburn-Placer County Library
350 Nevada Street, Auburn
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
(Second Monday)

The Day Study Group is a 2-hour workshop in which we will discuss a specific topic, with hands-on exercises, and discussion. After the discussion, we can provide one-on-one mentoring should you have a "brick wall" situation in which you need help. 

Barbara Leak leads the study group. Visitors are welcome.

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April Day Study Group Meeting
Monday, April 13, 2015

Yes, Indeed! Answers in the Land Records

Property records, such as deeds, mortgages and patents, hold answers to family puzzles, but they require a thorough search of the records and a careful analysis of the names, dates, places and circumstances surrounding the property transfers. Learn to recognize what the records imply, as well as the stated facts. Learn how to find some answers in the land records.

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Family Tree Maker User's Group

LDS Church
1255 Bell Road, Auburn
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
(Second Thursday)

Bring any questions you have concerning the program

Special in-depth topics can be scheduled. Please e-mail our group leader Jerry Unruh  with any requests.

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April FTM Meeting
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Family Tree Maker 2014

The FTM User Group meeting will continue to look at Family Tree Maker 2014 Questions and Answers. We will also take time for questions and answers on any version of the program.

Special in-depth topics can be scheduled. Please e-mail our group leader with any requests.

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March Placer Trails Newsletter

March Placer Trails Newsletter (Large)


Member highlight page: This month we feature pictures from John Knox.
Members:
Email addresses, Web Sites, and Names and Locations being Researched.


PCGS Has Voice Mail (866) 894-2076

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Don Cortez of Three Ring Service have graciously donated a voicemail phone number for Placer County Genealogical Society. We will be listing this number in our publicity notices in the newspapers and other publications. The society will then have a permanent number regardless of the annual change of board members. The answering message will announce basic information and the upcoming PCGS meetings. Callers can leave messages for the board members, chair persons and the research committee. Thank You, Don Cortez

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2015 Dues

Annual dues are $10.00 electronic rate and $15.00 mail rate. Your 2015 membership is due on January 1 and must be received by April 1 to avoid being dropped from our membership list.

If you are a new member or if you paid your dues twice last year, you may already be paid-up. Check your newsletter mailing label, the year after your last name indicates dues are paid through the end of that year.

Electronic Rate: This rate shall entitle members to receive electronic only access to and/or delivery of the corporation's newsletter and meeting notices.

Mail rate: This rate shall entitle members to receive by postal mail delivery printed copies of the corporation's newsletter and meeting notices.

    Note: At this time a family membership is defined as two or more persons residing at a single mailing address. You are encouraged to register a family membership. Family memberships are entitled to one vote per family member in attendance at meetings, not to exceed two votes per family.


Membership Form in HTML format

Membership Form in Adobe PDF format


Mailing List: CA-PCGS

We have a mailing list at RootsWeb for PCGS. Announcements of meetings and other information of interest to PCGS members will be made available through this mailing list. It is also a place to gloat about your recent finds and general discussion among our members. If you have trouble subscribing please e-mail at the address below.

CA-PCGS. A mailing list for the members of the Placer County (California)Genealogical Society (PCGS) to discuss the activities of the Society. If you are a member of the Society you can subscribe by sending "subscribe" to ca-pcgs-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or ca-pcgs-d-request@rootsweb.com(digest mode).To switch from one mode to the other, you should unsubscribe from one and then subscribe to the other. There is no "no mail" mode -- if you want messages to stop, you should simply unsubscribe. You may also search or browse the archives or subscribe at CA-PCGS.  If you have trouble subscribing or un-subscribing please e-mail maillist@pcgs.pcgenes.com


PCGS Databases

INDEX TO BIRTHS 1852-1885 From the Placer Herald Newspaper,Auburn, California
INDEX TO MARRIAGES 1852-1885 From the Placer Herald Newspaper,Auburn, California
INDEX TO MARRIAGES 1851-1905 from three films at the LDS Family History Library on Bell
INDEX TO DEATHS 1852-1885 From the Placer Herald Newspaper,Auburn, California
NAMES OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN PLACER COUNTY IN 1890 From the Placer County Great Registers
WORLD WAR I SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN OF PLACER COUNTYFrom the History of Placer and Nevada Counties, California
NEW AUBURN CEMETERY RECORDS - Placer County Genealogical Society Cemetery Project
OLD AUBURN CEMETERY RECORDS - Placer County Genealogical Society Cemetery Project
Placer Trails Newsletter Archives

Placer County Archives Holdings

INDEX TO PLACER HERALD NEWSPAPER 1852-1887 from the Placer County Archives
Indexed by Placer County Volunteers including PCGS Members. (Currently 12206 records)
INDEX TO PLACER COUNTY BIOGRAPHIES from the Placer County Archives.
Placer County Archives has files of biographies, genealogical information and newspaper articles of people who lived in Placer County at one time in their lives. PCGS members Joyce House, Carmel Barry-Schweyer, Anne Thompson, Beverly Russell and Jacqui Marcella have been indexing these files which will be updated periodically. (Currently 23,727 Records.)
INDEX TO MILITARY DISCHARGE RECORDS from the Placer County Archives. (Currently 7971 Records.)
INDEX TO BILL OF SALE RECORDS from the Placer County Archives. (Currently 1666 Records.)

Additional Placer County research is available by PCGS. Please see our Research Policy.


OFFICERS

CHAIRPERSONS


General Information about PCGS
PCGS Research Policy


Links

PCGS FHC Favorites
Several PCGS members volunteer at the Auburn FHC and use these research links.

Local Genealogical Society Links

Genealogical and Historical Council of the Sacramento Valley
Genealogical and Historical Council of the Sacramento Valley Events Calendar
Grass Roots Genealogy Group
Nevada County Genealogical Society
Genealogical Association of Sacramento (G.A.S.)
San Mateo County Genealogical Society
Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogy Society
Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento
Roseville Genealogical Society
Sacramento German Genealogy Society
Sloughhouse Area Genealogical Society (SAGS)
Solano County Genealogical Society
Sacramento California Family History Center
Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) 
Sun City Roseville Computer Club's Genealogy
Sun City Lincoln Hills Genealogy Group
Mission Oaks Genealogy Club
Roots & Gold Dust Genealogical Society


Other Links including Genealogical Links

Placer County GenWeb Site
Placer County Pre-1905 Death Index
AHSGR - American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
RootsWeb
Helm's Genealogy Toolbox
The Genealogy Home Page
RAND Genealogy Club Home Page
National Genealogical Society - Home Page
Everton's Guide to Genealogy on the World Wide Web  
Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records


FOR SALE FROM PCGS

How to Begin Book - revised Fall 2013 edition available

PCGSs handbook, Tracing Your Family Tree: How to Begin, contains chapters on genealogical forms, setting up a filing system, original record sources, the Internet, research by mail, using the Auburn Family History Center and the Auburn-Placer County Library, and evaluating your evidence. Also included are lists of local area genealogical organizations and research facilities.