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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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April Evening Meeting
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Guideline for Entering Consistent Data
Marion Kile

April Evening Meeting Thursday, April 25, 2019

Marian attended her first genealogy seminar at the Antelope stake in November of 2005. They asked for volunteers to help at the center. Even though Marian had done just a little genealogy and had never been to the center, she signed up.

Within three years, in addition to working the Wednesday shift, she was teaching a few genealogy classes. She continues to learn and expand the different classes she gives. She teaches classes from Solano County to Shasta County. Over the last ten years, she has taught over 200 different sessions. Marian also attended a Legacy Users Group meeting for four years and then when the instructor retired, she asked Marian to lead the group. She has been doing that for the last five years.

She also teaches self-publishing classes every other year in Sacramento. When conducting these class, she noticed that may of the researchers are not happy with their book because the data was entered inconsistently. Marian then researched this to help others to having consistent data.

Marian will be teaching a class on Guideline for Entering Consistent Data. This is for everyone, no matter what genealogy program they use. Marian will discuss guidelines for entering personal names, dates and places (locations).

Guideline for Entering Consistent Data. This is for everyone, no matter what genealogy program they use. What do you do when you don't have the maiden name or the husband's name? How do I enter a date that I'm not sure about? Should I use United States of America, USA or US? Marian will discuss guidelines for entering personal names, dates and places (locations) so we can determine what works best for us.

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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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May Day Study Group Meeting

Monday, May 13, 2019
Researching Families from Eastern Europe with Barbara Leak


It's time to research your European ancestors. Upcoming study group topics for 2019:

Visitors Welcome - Come join us!
Placer County Genealogical Society
Day Study Group
Beecher Room, Auburn Library
350 Nevada St, Auburn, CA 95603
Monthly - 2nd Monday
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon



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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, May 9, 2019

Family Tree Maker 2017

The FTM User Group meeting will be able to look at Family Tree Maker 2017 which was released July 2017. We will also take time for questions and answers on any version of the program. We will continue our looking at FTM's Book Creation. Special in-depth topics can be scheduled. Please e-mail our group leader Jerry Unruh with any requests.



A NEW EDITION IN THE WORKS (Thirtieth Anniversary Edition) It's been thirty years since Family Tree Maker was born and it's only fitting that we introduce a new edition this year that takes this grand old brand to places its original creators could only have dreamed of. Where every change you make to your tree on your Mac or PC can be instantly and automatically viewed from any smart phone or tablet. Where the voices of living relatives are captured in their old photos and whisked back to Family Tree Maker, already linked to people in your tree. Where you can arrange for your tree is to be passed on to a relative of your choice along with your Family Tree Maker license to ensure your legacy lives on. That's just a small part of the new world of Family Tree Maker you'll be seeing later this year. So get ready

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

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2019
DNA Class Schedule

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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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New Member Packet:Information for new members of Placer County Genealogical Society (Also useful information for current members.)

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Dues

Annual dues are $20.00 which entitles members to electronically receive the Placer Trails Newsletter as well as any meeting notices.

Your membership payment is due on January 1 and must be received by April 1 to avoid being dropped from our membership list. If you are uncertain if you have paid or not, check with our Registrar.

You are encouraged to register as a family membership. The cost is the same; $20.00 per year. A family membership is defined as two or more persons residing at a single mailing address. Family memberships are entitled to one vote per family member in attendance at meetings, not to exceed two votes per family.


Membership Form in Adobe PDF format

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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

Loomis Library PCGS Books
Placer Archives PCGS Books

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


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