San Rafael Public Library

Topics in Genealogy

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January 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Library Meeting Room
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Reference Desk

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 – Inside any of the city and county libraries, just log in with your library card number and PIN/password.

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