Category Archives: geneaology

We Held Our 2016 Annual Meeting and Council Elections

We met May 21, 2016 at the Officers’ Club at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, San Diego for a joint meeting with the Mayflower Descendants of San Diego. Our program was a presentation of a history of the flags of … Continue reading

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A Visit to St. George’s Church, Gravesend, England

By Scarlett Stahl As the First California Company’s  historian, I emailed the Reverend Canon Chris Stone, Rector of Gravesend in England to arrange a visit to St. George’s Church, where my 10th great grandmother, Pocahontas is buried. Reverend Chris graciously agreed … Continue reading

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Our Fall Meeting was Held November 21

We held our 2015 fall meeting on Saturday, November 21 in Anaheim. Governor Donna Derrick presided as 28 members and guests attended and heard Dr. Mark Hanna, Associate Professor of History at University of California, San Diego discuss early colonial maritime history. … 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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Introducing Four New First California Company Members

We introduce four new members that have joined our company in the past few months: Robert Eric (Bob) Holcomb descends from Richard Cocke, founder of the Henrico county branch of the Cocke family and settled in Virginia about 1627. Cocke served several … Continue reading

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Exciting New Discoveries at Historic Jamestown

With a video, Jamestown Rediscovery and the Smithsonian Institution today announced the discovery and examination of the graves of four of the colony’s earliest founders in the excavation of the chancel the 1608 church at Historic Jamestown (the site of the Pocahontas/Rolfe … 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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Photos of Our June 28th Annual Meeting

Here are photos taken our June 28th Annual Meeting:    

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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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2014 Annual Meeting Presents “Jane”

The First California Company will hold its annual meeting Saturday June 28, 2014 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in northern San Diego County. Members and guests are welcome. This will be a good opportunity for prospective Jamestowne Society … Continue reading

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Historic Jamestown’s 400th Wedding Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

Thanks to our friend Jane Crallé Congdon (another Pocahontas descendant), who sent us this message: Below is the link for the Colonial Williamsburg video of the Pocahontas/Rolfe wedding anniversary reenactment held ( 3 times) on Saturday, April 5, 2014, anniversary date … Continue reading

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