Category Archives: 2021

New MoCoGenSo Officers Elected

MoCoGenSo had an election for officers tonight!  Three position were filled with these people.

  • President – Gary Carlsen
  • Member At Large – Erica Burton
  • Member At Large – Kristina McGill

Congratulations to these brave folks!!  And thanks for helping our group.

You can see the full slate of officers by CLICKING HERE

By the way, we still have a few open positions. We are looking for a Genealogist, Hospitality director, Parliamentarian and a Publications director. Please contact someone in the above list if you can help out.  Surely there is a genealogist out there with some spare time on your hands! 

” Genealogist’s motto: they can hide but they can’t run.

Monthly Meeting – January 7, 2021 – “Tips for Searching with Ancestry” by Shelly McFadden via Zoom

There will be a short, but required Annual Business Meeting for Election of Officers. This will be followed by a presentation and group interaction with Shelley McFadden, on exploring different tips for searching with Ancestry. Many of us spend wasted time trying to search on Ancestry. But understanding how Ancestry works, and how to get results, can be easier than you think. We will explore many different techniques to search on Ancestry, and I am hoping you will come up with a few new ones to share with the group.

Shelley McFadden holds a BFA in Fine Arts at the University of Hawaii and is a retired RN from CHOMP. She has worked for over 40 years on her family genealogy. Her focus has been on Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, North and South Carolina, New York, Ohio, & New England. She is currently serving as acting President for Monterey County Genealogy Society, and 1st Vice President, Programs Chair. She is a member of the DAR Commodore Sloat Chapter & Assoc. member of the Aloha Chapter in Hawaii. A Charter member of the Colonial Dames in Hawaii. She specializes in Newspaper Research. She is currently working on research in the Monterey County Cemeteries with Jeannie Pedersen, Tina Magill, Theresa Henderson and Barbara Brown, and in connection with James Perry, Director of the Monterey County Historical Society, and Graig Stephens at the Soledad Historical Society in Soledad, CA.

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.

If you are not familiar with Zoom, click here.

”Don’t let the bees follow the butterflies.” – Jim Robeson