Vol 4 No 3 Editor: Pat Weeks March 1997
South Orange County California Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4513, Mission Viejo CA 92660
15 March 1997 This month's topic will be "Military Resources at the National Archives" presented by Bill Doty. Mr. Doty is an archivist at the local National Archives in Laguna Niguel and is currently in charge of the volunteer program there.
19 April 1997 SOCCGS member Kathie Mauzey will speak to the group on "Getting Started in English Research".
17 May 1997 Beth McCarty, Director of the Orange Family History Center will present "Effective Use of the Family History Center".
Other Local Events
1 March 1997 The Orange County Calilfornia Genealogical Society will hold a Book Fair at their regular meeting, beginning at 9:30 AM at the Huntington Beach Central Library on Talbert Street.
These are used books and periodicals which are duplicates and no longer needed at the library. Beginning at Noon, the afternoon workshops feature Bill Tieppe on German Research; Rod Bush, Computer IBM Compatible; and Computer Roots IV with Lloyd Budwig.
8 March 1997 German Gen Soc. Of America. Guest speaker Ronald Smelser. 9:30 am to 4 pm, Scripps College, Claremont. For information, call GGSA Library (909)593-0509.
22 March 1997 British Isles & So Bay Cities Gen. Soc. Seminar with guest speakers Linda Jonas on how to access sources of the British Isles and Nancy Carlbury on sources for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Redondo Beach Community Center. For more info, call (310)326-7008
29 March 1997 The Heritage Quest Workshop which was to be held by Questing Heirs in Long Beach, has been cancelled.
The following members have renewed their membership: Eugenia Gannon, Mary Caldwell, Jinx Cochrell, Jeanne Barrett, Pat Stafford, Kathleen Hagan.
Our guests at the February meeting were:
Mr. & Mrs Sampson, Grace Cacia, David Wood, Clem Tomerlin, Rich Faber, David Flomerfelt, Philip Stumpfhauser and Corette McFarland.
The March 26th safari is planned for Los Angeles Public Library.
The other series is Microfilm Publication Number M1749, the Historical Register of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers - Sawtelle CA, 1888-1933, with the first six rolls containing the index to this series.
National Personnel Records, GSA
900 Page Blvd.
St Louis MO 63132
Also, over one hundred boxes of pension records were found recently at the National Archives in Washington D.C. They date back to the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Seminole War. They were never indexed or microfilmed. These files, arranged by account number, are being published in the American Gen. Magazine by Datatrace Systems, P.O. Box 1587, Stephenville TX 76401.(from Smokey Valley, Salinas Kansas Newsletter, Jan 1997)
Along with the name of the veteran applying for land, the following information may be listed: date of military service, State and unit served from, address of veteran at the time of application, physical description of veteran, occupation prior to service, names of spouse and/or friends, and number of acres in land application. The cost is $8.00, postage paid, CA residents add state sales tax. Send orders to Judy A. Deeter, 4 Altezza Dr., Mission Viejo, CA 91619-5107. Make check payable to Judy.
May it be built from the wood
of a hundred year old oak tree
That I shall plant tomorrow!