Topics in Genealogy
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Library Meeting Room.
We’ll be discussing a different area of genealogy research each month. Our speaker, Jeffery Vaillant, President of the Sonoma County Genealogy Society and genealogy junkie loves a challenge, so come with your questions!
March 14 – Federal and State Census, draft registrations and city directories
April 11 – Genealogical and historical societies, state and local libraries and writing effective queries
May 9 – County histories and reverse genealogy
June 13 – Genealogical research checklist
July 11 – Probate and military records, National Archives
August 8 – Land and tax records
September 12 – no class
October 10 – Pedigree charts, Family Group sheets, Research and Correspondence logs, Citations
November 14 – Primary and secondary sources, civic and sacred records, home sources, interviewing relatives
December 12 – School records, fraternal organizations
January 9 – Immigration and naturalization records, fold3
February 13 – Federal and State census, draft registrations, city directories
March 13 – genealogical and historical societies, state and local libraries
April 10 – County histories, reverse genealogy (locating living relatives)
May 8 – Genealogical research checklist
Notice that the focus is on United States records, however, each topic has its international element.
At the San Rafael Libraries and all of the MARINet libraries, you have FREE in-library access to the most popular genealogy research tool – Ancestry.com Inside any of the city and county libraries, just log in with your library card number and PIN/password.