General Meeting: The Berryessa Family: A California Legacy - Anthony Ray

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Saturday, June 24, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The meeting will start at 10:30am but please join us at 10:00am for coffee, cookies and conversation!

Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo                

The Berryessa family from the de Anza expedition to the twentieth century will be reviewed including military, ranchos, religious and social involvements, family murders in the 1850s, and settling into the American culture by the nineteenth century. Records to be discussed include manuscript collections, church records, newspapers, vital records, and others.

Anthony Ray is a descendant of the Berryessa family and an avid genealogist. He has done extensive research throughout California, Arizona, and in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. In 2011, he was the first student awarded the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Student Genealogy Grant, which helped support his genealogical research.