Searching for Pre-1906 Earthquake San Francisco Records

The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society (SFBAJGS)  is hosting Searching for Pre-1906 Earthquake San Francisco Records, by Nancy S. Peterson.

When:  Sunday, 15 July 2007 – Doors open 12:30 p.m ., Program begins 1 p.m.
Where:  Jewish Community High School, 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA (Free parking)

Nancy Peterson is the author of the widely acclaimed Raking the Ashes: Genealogical Strategies for Pre-1906 San Francisco Research and Research Director of the California Genealogical Society. She’ll offer specifics about which records were lost, strategies for replacement sources and much more.

A fifth generation Californian, Nancy is a nationally known certified genealogist and author of numerous articles appearing in prominent genealogical periodicals. Winner of the 1998 National Genealogical Society’s Family History Writing Contest and the Society of Genealogists Scholar Award in 2003, she holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University.

Raking the Ashes, published by the California Genealogical Society, is available through their web site.  Founded in February 1898 in San Francisco, CGS, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that seeks to aid, educate and encourage research in family history, is presently located in Oakland, California. The society maintains a library, gathers and preserves vital records and disseminates information through publications, meetings, seminars, workshops and its web site:

Kathryn M. Doyle
Publicity Volunteer

California Genealogical Society and Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612-3017
(510) 663-1358
(510) 663-1596 (fax)

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