Category Archives: Genealogical Help

The Program for Our June 24 Annual Meeting Is “Early Virginia Genealogy; Finding Deeper Roots”

First California Company’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Luncheon will be held Saturday June 24, 2017 at 11:30 AM at the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum in Carlsbad (north San Diego County). Our program will be Early Virginia Genealogy; Finding Deeper Roots; … Continue reading

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We Exhibited at the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree

By Scarlett Stahl Once again, First California Company participated in the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree, one of the premier national events of its kind, which is put on annually by the Southern California Genealogical Society. The 2016 Jamboree was held June … Continue reading

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Announcing Another New Member, but Long-Time Friend

Martha “Marty” Cleveland Sommercamp, a long-time Friend of First California Company, recently was enrolled as both a member of the Society and our Company. Her ancestor is Reverend Robert Braswell. She submitted this profile for us: I grew up in … Continue reading

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Anticipating Thanksgiving: We Learn Our Ancestors’ Culinary Customs at Our Fall Meeting

A message from Governor Donna Derrick: The changing season was evident as we traveled through the fall countryside to the meeting. Fall meetings are considered something of a “homecoming.” The camaraderie with those of common lineage bonds and interest in … Continue reading

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We Celebrate Our 15th Anniversary and Receive A Report on the Society’s Meetings

First California Company celebrated our 15th anniversary at the 2014 Annual Meeting on Saturday,  June 28 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Four charter members were present among the 38 members and guests, including Martha Pace Gresham, our Organizing Governor. Governor Ginny … Continue reading

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A Message from Our New Governor, Donna Derrick

I am honored to have been elected to the office of Governor of the First California Company to serve for the term 2014-2016.  I appreciate the confidence you have shown in me to lead our Company, and look forward to working … Continue reading

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Adding A New Qualified Ancestor and A Daughter as New Member

Harry Holgate, our outgoing Treasurer, has been a genealogical researcher for over three decades and makes use of many of the resources that can be found at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s 2014 Jamboree in Burbank on June 6-8. Most … Continue reading

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Two Important Events on January 18: Our ByLaws; and Why Hereditary Societies are Important

Our First California Company will be joining other lineage societies on Saturday, January 18 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club for two meetings that should be of importance to all of us. Company members have been invited to convene at … Continue reading

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Two Opportunities to Research Your VA Ancestors

If you are interested in pursuing unique opportunities for researching for your Virginia ancestors, there appear to be two promising genealogical tours to Richmond and Williamsburg hosted by Roads Scholars in the next few months. Here are their summaries and … Continue reading

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Looking for Your Virginia Ancestors: Researching 17th Century Virginia

Looking for a Virginia ancestor is often a key task in preparing an initial Society membership application or for finding collateral lines to supplement an existing one. We are adding a new resource to the Other Sources among the Helpful Tools … Continue reading

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On-Line Help for Preserving Photographs and Documents

Preserving photographs and documents are important to all of us wanting to hand down heritage to our progeny. Southern California Genealogical Society has alerted us that during the forthcoming Preservation Week (April 21-27) two FREE webinars  – Tuesday 4/23 at … Continue reading

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