What Is The
Sequoia Genealogical Society?
The Sequoia Genealogical
Society, Inc. is the major support organization for the Inez Hyde
Collection in the Genealogical Room of the Tulare City Library. This
library has one of the largest in-house genealogical collections in
California's Central Valley. Some of its holdings include all U.S.
censuses for 1850, 1860 and 1880 and all of California through 1920 on
microfilm or CDs.
The library boasts over
6,000 books, 5,500 microfilms, 18,000 microfiche, and over 70 CDs. Nearly
half of the microfilm collection is the Genealogy and Local History
Collection of Microfilm Corp. of America, mostly for New England. In
addition, the library houses the 16-volume set of the Confederate Compiled
Service Records Index called The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865,
edited by James B. Hewlett. Library patrons have access to the databases
of Ancestry.com from computers inside the library.
SEQUOIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The Sequoia Genealogical Society invites you to become a member.
Memberships, which include a subscription to a newsletter and discounts
on classes and other activities, are as follows: single, $20; couple, $22;
and life memberships, $200. All memberships cover the period of June 1 to
May 31. Memberships starting in mid-year (December 1 to May 1) are at half
the annual rate.
The society's Newsletter is printed nine times a year. It lists
genealogical events, library acquisitions, and genealogical data, mostly
local. The Newsletter is exchanged with other newsletters which are
available in our library.
The regular meetings will be held in the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Fellowship Hall, 494 North Blackstone (SE corner of Cross & Blackstone), Tulare, CA, at 7:00
p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, March through November. Meetings
are open to the public. For more information, call the library at (559)