Placer County Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 7385
Auburn, California 95604
Auburn-Placer County Library
350 Nevada Street, Auburn
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doors will open at 6:30 pm.
January Evening Meeting
Thursday, January 26, 2017
In the Public Domain: Homesteads & Other Federal Land Records
Auburn-Placer County Library
350 Nevada Street, Auburn
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
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.
Barbara Leak leads the study group.Visitors are welcome.
February Day Study Group Meeting
Monday, February 13, 2017
In February, the Day Study Group will feature a follow-up to the January evening meeting with a more in-depth exploration of the BLM GLO Records website and its databases of land patents, survey plats, field notes, and other federal land records.
Family Tree Maker User's Group
February FTM Meeting
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Family Tree Maker 2014
The FTM User Group meeting will continue to look at Family Tree Maker 2014.1. 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.
January Placer Trails Newsletter
January 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
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
New Member Packet:Information for new members of Placer County Genealogical Society
(Also useful information for current members.)
Annual dues are $20.00 which entitles members to electronically receive the Placer Trails Newsletter as well as any meeting notices. Beginning in 2017, U.S.mailing of the newsletter has been discontinued.
Your 2017 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
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 email@example.com (mail mode) or firstname.lastname@example.org(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 email@example.com
INDEX TO BIRTHS 1852-1885 From the Placer Herald
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
Additional Placer County research is available by PCGS. Please see our Research Policy.
General Information about PCGS
PCGS Research Policy
PCGS FHC Favorites
Several PCGS members volunteer at the Auburn FHC and use these research 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
Placer County GenWeb
Placer County Pre-1905 Death Index
AHSGR - American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
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.