Category Archives: 2020

Monthly Meeting – January 2, 2020 – “Sources for Tracing Pre-Mid-19th Century Ancestors” by Nancy Runyon

This meeting will start with a short, but required annual business meeting for election of Officers. Then we will have a presentation by Nancy Runyon, who attended the British Institute 5 day course in Salt Lake City, titled: “Sources for Tracing Pre-Mid-19th Century Ancestors” this past October. With morning lectures from Paul Blake, English research expert and author, and afternoons to spend researching in the world-renowned Family History Library, this was a great introduction to beautiful Salt Lake City & the best genealogy research facilities. Paul Blake is a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists & President of the East Surrey Family History Society. Nancy will share about tips & resources she received from his course & evening presentations at the Family History Library.

Nancy Runyon grew up in the Sacramento Delta where her father’s family grew pears since the Gold Rush. As a volunteer historic preservation advocate, she served on the Board of Palo Alto Stanford Heritage from 1988-1998. She volunteered for and coordinated many of the Statewide California Preservation Foundation Conferences since 2000 (Monterey), and is a Founding Member of the Alliance of Monterey Area Preservation, serving as president for the last 3 years. To preserve a historic building, you often need to research the people who built or lived in it. Nancy has collected information on her family tree over the years. Nancy is a member of MoCoGenSo, and enjoys the never ending puzzle of ancestry research.

Doors open at 6:15 pm, the meeting starts at 7:00 pm. We’ll see you at the Family History Center, 1024 Noche Buena, Seaside, CA., left rear of building.


“By the way, if you find that your DNA matches mine, watch out, as I have millions of ancestors” – Jim Robeson


The DAR’s Ancestor Roundup — January 25, 2020

You’ve been waiting for the Ancestor Roundup Order Form? Here it is!!


The local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter is holding its 39th annual Ancestor Roundup Genealogical Seminar again in January.

Many of you know this is the best genealogical meeting on the central California coast! As always, it will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints here in Seaside, CA. If you are working on your genealogy, you really need to come to this seminar. I know I’ll be there.

The seminar will be held all day Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Lunch is provided.

There will be over 35 classes during the day. You can pick and choose from the calendar and actually attend up to 5 classes during the day, including the Keynote. The keynote speaker will be Karina Robinson! Karina currently serves as special assistant to the State Librarian at the California State Library. Also, for the DNA junkies in the audience, Katherine Borges from ISOGG, and Pamela Brigham from Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group will both be back.

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There are 2 ticket options, both include lunch! $25 gives you a downloadable syllabus, $35 gives you a printed syllabus. Get the signup form by clicking below. Print the signup form to mail in.

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Go ahead — download and print the above form and mail it in. You know you’re going to do it anyway!

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