Discovering Our Family History Together
Presenter: Sean Conley
The California Gold Rush (1848-1855) began in 1848. The news of the Gold brought some 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad. Learn about several records and resources available that can help you research your California ancestors. This presentation will cover repositories throughout California, important record types, migration routes, cemetery records, beneficial websites, and more. The focus will be Northern California through Monterey Counties and parts of Sacramento. This presentation appeals to genealogists of all levels.
Sean Conley is Vice President of the Santa Cruz County Genealogical Society. He is a member of the Santa Cruz Old Timers, Native Sons of the Golden West, has an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University and a B.S. in Economics from SCU. His mother's family immigrated to San Francisco from Ireland and Brittany between Gold Rush and early 20th century - going back 8 generations in the Bay Area. Other branches came to California and settled in the Central Valley and Sierras. He has used online database technology for genealogical research for close to three decades. Sean has worked on a variety of research projects over the years and specializes in California and Ireland research. He lives in Santa Cruz County.
This meeting will be held remotely via the Zoom web conferencing system. Several days before the date of the meeting, a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to SMCGS eNews subscribers (both members and non-members) and will also be posted in the Members Only section of this website.
Social hour 10-10:30 AM, via Zoom
This event is free and all are welcome. For more information about our monthly meetings, click here.
San Mateo County Genealogical Society
SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization
PO Box 5569Redwood City, CA 94063-5569https://smcgs.org
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