Thursday, August 16, 2012

Family History Day at the California State Archives

Curious about the saints or scoundrels in your family tree?  Learn how to find those ancestors or revive your old research at the 14th annual Family History Day at the California State Archives on Saturday, October 13, from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.

This free, all-day event includes 25+ beginner-level genealogy classes on topics such as the census, vital records, cemeteries, maps, ethnic research, archives and libraries, and the Internet.  A class syllabus (nominal fee) can be reserved in advance.

The crowd-pleasing “insider” tours of the State Archives facilities are back, offering a rare glimpse at examples of historic government documents and how they are preserved and stored in "California’s attic."  Be sure to visit with representatives from 25+ local, regional and national organizations to learn about their programs and resources that can help you in this rewarding journey of discovering ancestral gold.

Browse through the extensive collections in the Root Cellar Genealogical Library on site.  As in previous years, many volunteers and exhibitors wear period clothing to set the scene of the bygone era of our ancestors. For details about the classes, exhibitors and registration, go to or phone the State Archives at (916) 653-7715.  The California State Archives is located at 1020 “O” Street in Sacramento.

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of the California State Archives.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the posting about our event.
    Denise H. Richmond, Chairperson


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