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October 7, 2011
Genealogy programs at the Davis Public Library

Conlan.JPGThis month the Yolo County Library presents a series of practical and informative lectures for amateur genealogists and historians:

October 12, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Caring for Your Family Treasures - Learn how to properly store important family documents and photographs with Yolo County Archivist Moira Conlan.

October 16, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Techniques for Researching Your Family History - Local researcher/family historian Jeannette L. Molson will speak about her 'grass roots' level research methods and tools.

October 19, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Who Do You Think You Are? And How Do You Find Out? - Learn how you can begin your own family research at home, on the Internet and in repositories throughout the United States. For beginning family researchers.

October 26, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Yolo County History Founding Families - Yolo County historian Shipley Walters will share her knowledge about Yolo County and its early denizens.

What: Genealogy and History Programs
Where: Blanchard Room, Davis Public Library, 315 14th St., Davis
When: Oct. 12, 16, 19 and 26
Cost: free
For more info: Victoria Klein (530) 757-5593 x1139 or

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PHOTO CREDIT: Yolo County Archivist Moira Conlan shows off the first County Board of Supervisors minutes from 1850. 2007 Sacramento Bee photograph by Renee C. Byer

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About Sac History Happenings

California and Sacramento have a long, rich, vibrant history. And our region is blessed with an abundance of historical resources maintained by museums, libraries, archives and societies. This blog aims to alert readers to the latest developments in local/state historical education and research.

Send tips concerning upcoming exhibits, tours, lectures and meetings, as well as new books, magazine articles and online collections to the blog's contributors.

The Contributors:

Michael Dolgushkin

Michael Dolgushkin is Manuscript Librarian at the California State Library History Section. He is co-author of San Francisco's California Street Cable Cars and is a frequent contributor to the California State Library Foundation Bulletin. Contact him at

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Amanda Graham is a Certified Archivist working in the Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library. She earned a BS in History from Southern Oregon University and a MS in Information Studies with an emphasis in archives from The University of Texas at Austin. Contact her at

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Pete Basofin is Director of Editorial Research at The Sacramento Bee. He previously worked at The St. Petersburg Times and Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. Contact him at

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