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General Meetings and Free Seminars

Our evening general meetings are on the Third Tuesday of the month in the Margie Edinger Room at the Santa Clara City Public Library located on Homestead Road. For directions please see the map.

Please help brighten up our general meetings by providing your suggestions for Speakers or Topics that you would like to see in the future. Please provide a brief description of the topic, the Speaker's name, their e-mail address, mailing address or Telephone number (if known). Send suggestions to Program Chair.

NOVEMBER

General Meeting: "Wealth Land and Slaveholding in Mississippi. A Fragile Freedom - The Ordeal of 3 Slaves in Gold Rush California” Tuesday November 18, 2014, 6pm, presented by Ray Albin,.

Ray Albin, author of Wealth, land and slaveholding in Mississippi: a planter family's life of privilege: 1818-1913, will be guest speaker at the November 18 Genealogy Society meeting which meets in the Redwood Room at Central Park Library. Mr. Albin’s book tells the story of the Perkins family, an example of slaveholding Southern planter-aristocrats. Their story begins in Virginia and Tennessee, moves to Mississippi and includes an important court case involving the family during the California Gold Rush. The presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Contact Trina Gentry for more information: connections at scchgs.com

Where are we located?

The society is located at the City of Santa Clara Central Park Library in the Heritage Pavilion.

We have a large collection of genealogy resources along with a great historical collection available for the public's use.

There are also consultants to help introduce patrons to the collection and assist them with their research problems. There is a staff available for help, usually from 1-3 pm; also 7-9 pm as volunteers are available.


This web page is hosted on behalf of the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society by SFgenealogy