The Monterey County Historical Society was founded in 1933 and its collections are vast and varied. They are essentially the custodians of the majority of local/regional records from the 1770s through the 1930s. This presentation delves into the history of the Historical Society, and resources they care for, and how we can assist researchers.
James Perry has a M.A. in Museum Studies with an emphasis on Collections Management & Public History. He has served as Curator of Collections & Exhibits for the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive in Valdez, Alaska, as well as, the Museum of the Aleutians in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Locally, he has served as consultant to various organizations for special project initiatives, including the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Royal Presidio Chapel and Missions Carmel, San Juan Bautista, Soledad and San Antonio de Padua. He has served the Monterey County Historical Society in various capacities in 1990, and is currently the Society’s Archivist & Curator.
Doors open at 6:15 pm, the meeting starts at 7:00 pm. We’ll see you at the Family History Center, 1024 Noche Buena, Seaside, CA., left rear of building.
“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” – Michael Crichton
This is a reminder for the DIG meeting January 12, 2019 at the Seaside FHC at 10:00 am.
We will meet in the Library.
Schedule for DIG meeting:
10:00 to 10:15 Discussion of future topics of interest/volunteers for future presentations. Please consider volunteering! Work In Progress is Fine.
10:15 to 10:30 The Collins’ Leeds clustering tool by Barbara Rae-Venter
10:30 to 11:15 Introducing the What are the Odds? tool from DNA Painter by Cynthia Stormer
From Cynthia: “This tool has been built to help solve DNA puzzles (including unknown parentage cases). I’ll review the tool using an ongoing case study from my own research.
Saturday, 26 January 2019
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Seaside, California, on the Monterey Peninsula
This year’s seminar will emphasize using DNA in your genealogy research.
The keynote speaker is nationally known genetic genealogist, Barbara Rae-Venter, JD, Ph.D, who is a Search Angel with DNAAdoption.com, which helps adoptees identify birth relatives through DNA matching. She has also assisted law enforcement in the identification of crime victims and perpetrators.
Another major player in the genetic genealogy world who will be teaching classes is Katherine Borges, a co-founder and Director of ISOGG, the International Society of Genetic Genealogy. which is the primo source of knowledge and education concerning the use of genetics for genealogical research. Katherine is a member of Southern California Genealogical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century.
Both Barbara and Katherine will be presenting 4 classes. Oh my, how to choose…. ISOGG has that Y-Haplogroup Tree that I so love! And their Wiki is a tremendous source of hard-to-remember data! And there are 27 other classes to attend too…. (is it time to create a 2-day seminar)
We have posted the full class schedule in a previous Post: see here.
For those in a hurry who want to just get the Order Form, Click Here and just mail it in.
For directions to the Church where the Seminar is held: see here.
“A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: She changes it more often.” – Oliver Herford