Monthly Meeting – November 3, 2022 – “Early Settlers, Pioneers and First Families: Focusing on Your Ancestor’s Place in History” by Junel Davidsen, CG®

There are a lot of local and statewide groups that offer recognition of early settlers and their descendants who can document lineage. There is an application process and some offer certificates, pins, etc., as well as, preserving the ancestor’s information in their files. Examples will feature various websites across the U.S. with information for those interested in documenting their pioneer ancestors. Researchers may also find information such as ancestor lists, collection information and finding aids. Maybe you will find your elusive pioneer? Cyndi’s List – cyndislist.com is a good place to start.

Junel Davidsen, CG®, worked in San Benito County Clerk/Recorder’s office and as Assistant Registrar of Voters of Monterey County. After retirement, she obtained an AA degree in Family Research Studies from Monterey Peninsula College and has been a Board-Certified genealogist for 14 years. She has attended several genealogy conferences and training workshops, most recently the 2021 Midwest African American Genealogy Institute. Junel has held various positions on the Monterey County Genealogy Society Board including President. She is a regular speaker at family history events including the Annual Ancestor’s Roundup. She is a professional genealogist specializing in courthouse research. She assists families in finding missing relatives and estate administrators in locating living next-of-kin.

The Zoom meeting will start at 7:00 pm sharp. Zoom meeting details will be sent by invitation only. If you are not a member and wish to attend, send an email with your email address to our Membership VP, Marilyn Ruccello .

For additional information, call (831) 915-9465.


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