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Planning Our 2023 Budget
Tuesday, January 31
Planning Our 2023 Budget  (Annual Meeting)
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting
Solano County Genealogical Society has an annual Budget Planning Meeting in January. 

Please join us for this important meeting where we determine how SolanoCGS spends our money in 2023.

Our Bylaws require that a yearly Budget Meeting will be conducted in January by the Treasurer at a location and time as determined by the Board.

We are open to any Fundraising ideas so we can better Balance our Budget.

We want to hear from you!

Meet our New Board. 

We'd like your participation.

If you are unable to attend, please send your budget requests and suggestions to scgs@scgsca.org at least 5 days before the meeting.

A Zoom link for this meeting will be sent to all our active members.




Researching Religious and Church Records
Saturday, February 4
Researching Religious and Church Records  (Speaker Series)
11:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
Our kick-off speaker for the 2023 Speaker Series is popular presenter Lisa Gorrell. Lisa will present Researching Religious and Church Records”.
 
Census and court records are great places to look when researching your family, but don’t forget to check church records, too - even if you think your ancestor did not attend church. Church records can be a rich source of information about family members, providing names, dates, and relationships, and many records from churches and religious organizations predate civil records.

Lisa has been researching family histories for over 30 years. She is a Certified Genealogist®, a graduate of the ProGen program, and an alumna of many genealogical institutes. Her areas of expertise include southern states and Texas; California, Montana, and Oregon; 18th & 19th-century German research; and 18th & 19th-century Swedish research. Lisa has served on boards of several genealogical societies and is currently the recording secretary with the Contra Costa County Historical Society, where she volunteers at their archives in Martinez. She is also a founding member and instructor of the new online Applied Genealogy Institute (https://appliedgen.institute).
 
Ms. Gorrell writes about her family on two blogs: Mam-mas Southern Family” http://mam-massouthernfamily.blogspot.com/ and My Trails into the Past” http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/.
 
Members – All presentations will be held online with Zoom until further notice. You will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.

Non-Members – can join us by contacting the society at scgs@scgsca.org no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event.


How to Use our New Website
Wednesday, February 8
How to Use our New Website  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
Our Web Design Tech Committee co-chairs will give a guided tour on the features of our new website. You will find out how to log in to the exclusive Members Only section. Get instructed on using the Surname Research tool. Learn how to search the library catalog, explore our databases, change your user name and update your password. Also watch our Speaker Series Zoom videos, read current and back issues of Rootdigger and much more. We will review all the new items as well as some familiar functions.

Please join our roundtable discussion to share your ideas on what features you would like added.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.

All Discussion Group Meetings are being held online until further notice. 

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. 



Irish SIG
Friday, February 10
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.
 
 


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, February 15
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 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.
 
 


German SIG
Monday, February 20
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.
 
 


Brick Walls SIG
Monday, February 27
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.
 
 



Immigration: Ports of Entry
Saturday, March 4
Immigration: Ports of Entry  (Speaker Series)
11:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
Christine Cohen is our March featured speaker. She will present “Immigration: Ports of Entry”. Christine Cohen's interest in genealogy began in 1977 with the airing of the TV mini-series, “Roots” and she was piqued when she found a typed pedigree chart of her Dutch heritage from the New Netherlands in the 1660’s.  She is a native Californian, a graduate of UCLA in Political Science, and she has worked for Vitol Aviation Company since 1993.
 
Ms. Cohen is a long time member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) and has served in many capacities, including President.  She is also a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, and the Association of Professional Genealogists.
 
About 47 million people immigrated to the US between 1607 and 1990 and about 70 percent entered through the Port of New York.  However, you need to consider a broader search in all ports, such as Boston, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Providence.  Also, an entry through Canada and Mexico should be researched. 
 
We will review the websites and resources to locate clues to those entry ports, such as State Censuses, Voter Registrations, WWI Draft registrations, and Passport Applications. 
 
Members – All presentations will be held online with Zoom until further notice. You will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.

Non-Members – can join us by contacting the society at scgs@scgsca.org no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event.


Introduction to Ancestry.com
Wednesday, March 8
Introduction to Ancestry.com  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
Learn the basics of Ancestry.com.  We’ll discuss and demonstrate how to merge people, repair relationships, add photos/documents, estimate dates of birth, marriage and death.  We’ll also discuss how to add sources and link websites.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
All Discussion Group Meetings are being held online until further notice. 
 
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. 


Irish SIG
Friday, March 10
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.
 
 


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, March 15
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 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.
 
 


German SIG
Monday, March 20
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.
 
 


Brick Walls SIG
Monday, March 27
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.
 
 



Timelines: A Path to Your Next Research Steps
Saturday, April 1
Timelines: A Path to Your Next Research Steps  (Speaker Series)
11:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
Annette Burke Lyttle is our April featured speaker.
 
 
Members – All presentations will be held online with Zoom until further notice. You will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.

Non-Members – can join us by contacting the society at scgs@scgsca.org no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event.


Secret Societies
Wednesday, April 12
Secret Societies  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
A secret society is a club or an organization whose activities, events, inner functioning, or membership are concealed. The society may or may not attempt to conceal its existence. Its members are sworn to secrecy about its activities.  Wikipedia Find out how and why secret societies are formed.  We’ll explore some secret society platforms such as political, religious, occupation, social, family tradition, location based, racial/gender based, criminal, educational, and occult.  Learn how they can be identified and where to search in order to find information on family members who belonged to them.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
All Discussion Group Meetings are being held online until further notice. 
 
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. 


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, April 19
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 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.
 
 



Shakin’ Out the Smiths
Saturday, May 6
Shakin’ Out the Smiths  (Speaker Series)
11:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
Nancy Calhoun is our May featured speaker.
 
 
Members – All presentations will be held online with Zoom until further notice. You will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.

Non-Members – can join us by contacting the society at scgs@scgsca.org no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event.


Newsletter Contributions Welcome
Wednesday, May 10
Newsletter Contributions Welcome  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
Our Discussion Group Topic: Newsletter Contributions Welcome
 
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
All Discussion Group Meetings are being held online until further notice. 
 
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.  
 


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, May 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 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.
 
 



Overview of the Major DNA Testing Company Tools
Saturday, June 3
Overview of the Major DNA Testing Company Tools  (Speaker Series)
11:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
Mark McLaren is our June featured speaker.
 
 
Members – All presentations will be held online with Zoom until further notice. You will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.

Non-Members – can join us by contacting the society at scgs@scgsca.org no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event.


Digital Accessibility to Books You Didn't Know Existed
Wednesday, June 14
Digital Accessibility to Books You Didn't Know Existed  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
There has been an explosion of digitalized books for genealogy available on the internet.  Thousands contain local and family histories.  Most are free and can be downloaded.  Learn where to look and how to take advantage of these wonderful resources.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
All Discussion Group Meetings are being held online until further notice. 
 
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. 


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, June 21
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 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.
 
 



Famous Quotes/Sayings and Historical Origins
Wednesday, July 12
Famous Quotes/Sayings and Historical Origins  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
Have you ever wondered where or when often-used quotes originated such as 'turn a blind eye'?  This particular phrase originated back in history to British Admiral Horatio Nelson in 1801 during a battle.  Join our July Discussion Group to learn more about the history tied to phrases and quotes that continue to be part of our speech today.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
All Discussion Group Meetings are being held online until further notice. 
 
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. 


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, July 19
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 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.
 
 



All About  Solano County Genealogical Society
Wednesday, August 9
All About Solano County Genealogical Society  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
We will talk about what happens to keep Solano County Genealogical Society running smoothly. Want to know what happens at a typical Board Meeting? How does the Program Committee get those wonderful Speaker Series presentations? What do our Researchers do? Where do Zoom invites come from? What are the functions of our treasurer and the membership chair? In the roundtable we will ask committee and board members to describe what their jobs are. Almost all our “secrets” will be revealed. Please join us and share your ideas on what we can do to improve your experiences with our society.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
All Discussion Group Meetings are being held online until further notice. 
 
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. 


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, August 16
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 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.
 
 



Who Needed It Anyway? Getting Around the Missing 1890 Census
Saturday, September 2
Who Needed It Anyway? Getting Around the Missing 1890 Census  (Speaker Series)
11:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
Sara Cochran is our September featured speaker.
 
 
Members – All presentations will be held online with Zoom until further notice. You will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.

Non-Members – can join us by contacting the society at scgs@scgsca.org no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event.


Nation of Immigrants
Wednesday, September 13
Nation of Immigrants  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
Unless you are a member of an Indigenous member of the Americas, then you are an immigrant.  Many of us may be able to trace some roots to the Natives, and it can be exciting to trace our roots to somewhere else! Many of us that may have come from Western Europe can learn that their ancestors come from even further Eastern Europe, like I discovered.  Come share what you know about your immigrant ancestors.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
All Discussion Group Meetings are being held online until further notice. 
 
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. 


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, September 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 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.
 
 



Free Land: Homesteading
Saturday, October 7
Free Land: Homesteading  (Speaker Series)
11:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
Tina Beaird  is our October featured speaker.
 
 
Members – All presentations will be held online with Zoom until further notice. You will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.

Non-Members – can join us by contacting the society at scgs@scgsca.org no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event.


Find a Grave
Wednesday, October 11
Find a Grave  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
FindAGrave is a free online resource for finding graves all over the world. Often a FindAGrave memorial will come up as a hint on your Ancestry.com tree. Have you realized there is much more you can find than that transcription you see as a hint? Anyone can join the FindAGrave website and add to existing memorials, contribute photos, send suggestions for corrections, or request a photo. If you have family graves that are not included on FindAGrave you can create a memorial. You could volunteer to take a photo of a grave nearby for a person living at distance who makes a request. This is so much more than just a hint on Ancestry. Have you made use of this helpful source? Many a relocation mystery can be solved by a grave record found at a distant location from where you thought you should be searching! Come to our roundtable discussion. Share what you have found and hear what others have found an contributed to FindAGrave.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
All Discussion Group Meetings are being held online until further notice. 
 
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. 


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, October 18
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 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.
 
 



Share Your Family's Stories.....Just Jump in and Do It
Saturday, November 4
Share Your Family's Stories.....Just Jump in and Do It  (Speaker Series)
11:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
Katherine Nielsen  is our November featured speaker.
 
 
Members – All presentations will be held online with Zoom until further notice. You will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.

Non-Members – can join us by contacting the society at scgs@scgsca.org no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event.


Research Plans and Research Logs
Wednesday, November 8
Research Plans and Research Logs  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
Research plans and research logs can be powerful tools to help solve knotty genealogical questions. Think of it as if planning for a holiday road trip: research plans and logs help you decide on a research question/destination, explore ways to get there, and—equally important—can keep you from going in circles or getting sidetracked down interesting side roads that are unlikely to help answer your research question. We’ll discuss how to create research plans and logs, how to use them, and hopefully share experiences that show what these tools can accomplish.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
All Discussion Group Meetings are being held online until further notice. 
 
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 


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, November 15
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 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.
 
 



Marriage by Blacksmith: Gretna Green Marriages
Saturday, December 2
Marriage by Blacksmith: Gretna Green Marriages  (Speaker Series)
11:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
Madeline Yanov   is our December featured speaker.
 
 
Members – All presentations will be held online with Zoom until further notice. You will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.

Non-Members – can join us by contacting the society at scgs@scgsca.org no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event.


Picking Topics for 2024
Wednesday, December 13
Picking Topics for 2024  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
 
This is a Roundtable discussion group which we do annually in December to pick topics for the following year.  Come and join members of the Solano County Genealogical Society to hear suggestions for topics and maybe suggest a topic yourself for our monthly discussion groups which will be held on the second Wednesday of each month through 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
All Discussion Group Meetings are being held online until further notice. 
 
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. 


There is No Board Meeting in December
Wednesday, December 20
There is No Board Meeting in December  (Board Meeting)
10:00 am
Zoom
Solano County Genealogical Society does not have a board meeting in December due to the busy holiday season.