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Women’s Issues on the Overland Trail
Saturday, March 2
Women’s Issues on the Overland Trail  (Speaker Series)
11:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
The Solano County Genealogical Society will host a virtual Speaker Series presentation on Saturday, March 2, 2024 starting at 11 a.m.
 
In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Bob LaPerriere will present Women’s Issues on the Overland Trail”.
 
Come hear what it was like for a woman to travel this important 19th century migration route to the American West. Women were responsible for domestic chores, but they performed many other tasks, including driving oxen teams and herding livestock. Disease and accidents were a constant threat, and women tended to the sick and the dying.
 
Dr. LaPerriere is a retired medical doctor and historian who has been researching and sharing Sacramento area medical history for over 40 years. He is the current chair of the Sacramento County Cemetery Advisory Commission and started the committee to restore Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery. Bob was on the board of the Sacramento County Historical Society for over a decade. Finally, he has chaired the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society’s Medical History Committee for over 30 years, which led to creating the Society’s Museum of Medical History in Sacramento.
 
Members will automatically receive an email invitation by the day prior to the event.

Non-Members Guests are welcome to attend this free event. If interested, send an email to the society at scgs@scgsca.org no later than 4 p.m., March 1st to request an invitation.
 
For additional information on our activities, please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/SCGSCA


Irish SIG
Friday, March 8
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Group (SIG))
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are held on Zoom. These small groups share resources and strategies for researching. This is a Members Only Benefit. Any member can join a group by sending an email and requesting to be put on the group list to receive a monthly Zoom invitation.
 
Irish SIG - meets on the second Friday at 10 am. 
  • All  SIGs meet on Zoom and will continue to do so.  
  • Links are emailed the day before a meeting.
  • Anyone who is a member of Solano County Genealogical Society is eligible to join.
  • To join, ask to be placed on the mailing list.
Members of this SIG will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.
 
SolanoCGS Members can go to the Zoom Invitation Link page listed under the Members Only section and click on the  Zoom link for this meeting.
 
 


Writers' SIG
Monday, March 11
Writers' SIG  (Special Interest Group (SIG))
1:30 pm
in person meeting
Writers' SIG meets on the second Monday of the month in person (not on Zoom)
 
This is a Members Only Benefit.  Anyone who is a member of Solano County Genealogical Society is eligible to join this  group by sending an email requesting to be put on the group list to receive a monthly reminder invitation. 
 
The Writers’ Special Interest Group is for our members who are interested in writing stories about their family histories. They get together monthly to share their writing and give feedback about the writing of the others. Your type of writing can be historical narrative or historical fiction. The group is currently meeting on the second Monday of the month at the home of one of the members. If you would be interested in being of part of such a group, contact Jim Poff at jpoff@csbsju.edu


How to Use Ancestry.com.
Wednesday, March 13
How to Use Ancestry.com.  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
Solano County Genealogical Society’s next Discussion Group is Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 10 a.m. on Zoom.
 
The topic is: How to Use Ancestry.comThe discussion leader is Ruth Ann Halligan. 
 
Learn how to use Ancestry.com, fix relationships, add media, add a floating tree and search.
 
The website Ancestry.com and its many Ins and Outs is the topic.
 
Come and join us and we can all learn together!
 
In our roundtable discussion we will  share our experiences and try to answer any "how do I do that?" questions.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
This Discussion Group meeting is being held online. 
 
Our Members will receive a Zoom invite via email. They can also find the most current Zoom Invitation Link in the Members Only menu section.
 
Guests are welcome. Non-members should send an email request to  scgs@scgsca.org  no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event. 


German SIG
Monday, March 18
German SIG  (Special Interest Group (SIG))
2:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are held on Zoom. These small groups share resources and strategies for researching. This is a Members Only Benefit. Any member can join a group by sending an email and requesting to be put on the group list to receive a monthly Zoom invitation.
 
German SIG - meets on the third Monday at 2 pm 
  • All  SIGs meet on Zoom and will continue to do so.  
  • Links are emailed the day before a meeting.
  • Anyone who is a member of Solano County Genealogical Society is eligible to join.
  • To join, ask to be placed on the SIG mailing list.
Members of this SIG will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.
 
SolanoCGS Members can go to the Zoom Invitation Link page listed under the Members Only section and click on the  Zoom link for this meeting.
 
 


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, March 20
Board of Directors Meeting  (Board Meeting)
10:00 am
Zoom
All SolanoCGS members are encouraged to attend our monthly board meetings on Zoom. Generally, board meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month starting at 10:00 am. Please email scgs@scgsca.org to request a Zoom invitation to the meeting.
 
The board is made up of volunteers. There are 11 Elected Board Members. They each serve a term of 2 years. Board candidates are usually sought out in August and September. Nominations close at the end of the October first Saturday Speaker Series meeting. Current board members elect new board members at the November board meeting.The terms start on January 1st.
 
Board members are responsible for making decisions involving our budget. event planning, our library, law, taxes, accounting, insurance, computer maintenance, website construction, property management and many other matters that may involve hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars.
 
Volunteering to serve on the Board is recognized as a commitment with responsibilities along with some inconveniences.
  
Generally, board meetings are held via Zoom on the third Wednesday of the month starting at 10:00 am.
 
 If a member wants an item to be placed on the agenda, they can contact our president or any board member no later than five (5) days prior to that months Board meeting.
 
All Solano County Genealogical Society members may attend all board meetings.
 
 


Brick Walls SIG
Monday, March 25
Brick Walls SIG  (Special Interest Group (SIG))
1:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are held on Zoom. These small groups share resources and strategies for researching. This is a Members Only Benefit. Any member can join a group by sending an email and requesting to be put on the group list to receive a monthly Zoom invitation.
 
Brick Walls SIG - meets on the fourth Monday at 1:30 pm. 
 
  • All  SIGs meet on Zoom and will continue to do so.  
  • Links are emailed the day before a meeting.
  • Anyone who is a member of Solano County Genealogical Society is eligible to join.
  • To join, ask to be placed on the SIG mailing list.
Members of this SIG will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.
 
SolanoCGS Members can go to the Zoom Invitation Link page listed under the Members Only section and click on the  Zoom link for this meeting.
 
 



Why They Left, Where They Went, and What Their Journeys Can Reveal
Saturday, April 6
Why They Left, Where They Went, and What Their Journeys Can Reveal  (Speaker Series)
11:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
The Solano County Genealogical Society will host a virtual Speaker Series presentation on Saturday, April 6, 2024 starting at 11 a.m.
 
Pam Vestal will be presenting her lecture, Why They Left, Where They Went, and What Their Journeys Can Reveal virtually on Zoom. 

Why did our ancestors leave their homes?  Why did they settle where they did?  Using unexpected records, social history, the law, and more, we will  discover the secrets our ancestors’ migrations can reveal as we track them from place to place, across the ocean, across the country, even across town! 

Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist and speaker who turned her focus to her longtime love of genealogy after a 20-year writing career. Her articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society Magazine, the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and Federation of Genealogical Society's Forum magazine, and her lectures take her from coast to coast.  Pam specializes in conducting genealogical research and then transforming that information into illustrated stories that even non-genealogists can enjoy.
 
Members will automatically receive an email invitation by the day prior to the event.

Non-Members Guests are welcome to attend this free event. If interested, send an email to the society at scgs@scgsca.org no later than 4 p.m., April 5th to request an invitation.
 
For additional information on our activities, please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/SCGSCA


Writers' SIG
Monday, April 8
Writers' SIG  (Special Interest Group (SIG))
1:30 pm
in person meeting
Writers' SIG meets on the second Monday of the month in person (not on Zoom)
 
This is a Members Only Benefit.  Anyone who is a member of Solano County Genealogical Society is eligible to join this  group by sending an email requesting to be put on the group list to receive a monthly reminder invitation. 
 
The Writers’ Special Interest Group is for our members who are interested in writing stories about their family histories. They get together monthly to share their writing and give feedback about the writing of the others. Your type of writing can be historical narrative or historical fiction. The group is currently meeting on the second Monday of the month at the home of one of the members. If you would be interested in being of part of such a group, contact Jim Poff at jpoff@csbsju.edu


Create and Write Tombstones & Obits for Ancestors or Obituaries 101
Wednesday, April 10
Create and Write Tombstones & Obits for Ancestors or Obituaries 101  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
Hybrid Meeting at Ulatis Library in Vacaville & on Zoom
Our Solano County Genealogical Society’s Hybrid April 10, 2024 Discussion Group Topic is: Create and Write Tombstones & Obits for Ancestors or Obituaries 101.
 
The discussion leader is Linda Elkins who said she had the honor of writing 2 obituaries for family members. She learned some interesting and new things about her father and one of her own brothers. Linda also found the act a catharsis for facing mixed emotions upon their deaths, and a gentle nudge to progress through the grieving process. She will share her examples of family obituaries and others. Nowadays, obituaries may include simple death notices, published newspaper obituaries, spoken memorials at funerals, and tributes at a Celebration of Life. Linda will offer some resources, tips, and guidelines for writing obituaries.
 
In our roundtable discussion we will share our experiences and suggestions.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
This Discussion Group will be our second Hybrid Meeting. For 2024 we are planning Hybrid Discussion Group Meetings for every other month. A Hybrid Meeting may be attended either online with Zoom or in person at the Cultural Center Public Library at 1020 Ulatis Drive in Vacaville.
 
Our Solano County Genealogy Society members will receive a Zoom invite via email. They can also find the most current Zoom Invitation Link in the Members Only menu section.
 
Guests are welcome. Non-members should send an email request to  scgs@scgsca.org  no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event. 


Irish SIG
Friday, April 12
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Group (SIG))
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are held on Zoom. These small groups share resources and strategies for researching. This is a Members Only Benefit. Any member can join a group by sending an email and requesting to be put on the group list to receive a monthly Zoom invitation.
 
Irish SIG - meets on the second Friday at 10 am. 
  • All  SIGs meet on Zoom and will continue to do so.  
  • Links are emailed the day before a meeting.
  • Anyone who is a member of Solano County Genealogical Society is eligible to join.
  • To join, ask to be placed on the mailing list.
Members of this SIG will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.
 
SolanoCGS Members can go to the Zoom Invitation Link page listed under the Members Only section and click on the  Zoom link for this meeting.
 
 


German SIG
Monday, April 15
German SIG  (Special Interest Group (SIG))
2:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are held on Zoom. These small groups share resources and strategies for researching. This is a Members Only Benefit. Any member can join a group by sending an email and requesting to be put on the group list to receive a monthly Zoom invitation.
 
German SIG - meets on the third Monday at 2 pm 
  • All  SIGs meet on Zoom and will continue to do so.  
  • Links are emailed the day before a meeting.
  • Anyone who is a member of Solano County Genealogical Society is eligible to join.
  • To join, ask to be placed on the SIG mailing list.
Members of this SIG will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.
 
SolanoCGS Members can go to the Zoom Invitation Link page listed under the Members Only section and click on the  Zoom link for this meeting.
 
 


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, April 17
Board of Directors Meeting  (Board Meeting)
10:00 am
Zoom
All SolanoCGS members are encouraged to attend our monthly board meetings on Zoom. Generally, board meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month starting at 10:00 am. Please email scgs@scgsca.org to request a Zoom invitation to the meeting.
 
The board is made up of volunteers. There are 11 Elected Board Members. They each serve a term of 2 years. Board candidates are usually sought out in August and September. Nominations close at the end of the October first Saturday Speaker Series meeting. Current board members elect new board members at the November board meeting.The terms start on January 1st.
 
Board members are responsible for making decisions involving our budget. event planning, our library, law, taxes, accounting, insurance, computer maintenance, website construction, property management and many other matters that may involve hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars.
 
Volunteering to serve on the Board is recognized as a commitment with responsibilities along with some inconveniences.
  
Generally, board meetings are held via Zoom on the third Wednesday of the month starting at 10:00 am.
 
 If a member wants an item to be placed on the agenda, they can contact our president or any board member no later than five (5) days prior to that months Board meeting.
 
All Solano County Genealogical Society members may attend all board meetings.
 
 


Brick Walls SIG
Monday, April 22
Brick Walls SIG  (Special Interest Group (SIG))
1:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are held on Zoom. These small groups share resources and strategies for researching. This is a Members Only Benefit. Any member can join a group by sending an email and requesting to be put on the group list to receive a monthly Zoom invitation.
 
Brick Walls SIG - meets on the fourth Monday at 1:30 pm. 
 
  • All  SIGs meet on Zoom and will continue to do so.  
  • Links are emailed the day before a meeting.
  • Anyone who is a member of Solano County Genealogical Society is eligible to join.
  • To join, ask to be placed on the SIG mailing list.
Members of this SIG will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.
 
SolanoCGS Members can go to the Zoom Invitation Link page listed under the Members Only section and click on the  Zoom link for this meeting.