Author Archives: Janice Sellers

“Family Ties: From Past to Present” Genealogy Workshop, June 25–26, 2016

The Chinese American Museum will host “Family Ties: From Past to Present” Genealogy Workshop at California State University at Los Angeles on June 25 and 26, 2016.   Family Ties is a two-day symposium and workshop focusing on educating individuals on … Continue reading

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The Solano County Archives Are in Indefinite Storage

I have a blog where I have been posting regularly on Thursdays under the theme of “Treasure Chest Thursday” about a cache of documents I was given relating to Emma (Schafer) Petit La Forêt.  She was living in Vallejo, Solano … Continue reading

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Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogical Research

Sunday, March 13, 2016 1:30-3:00 p.m. Rhoda Goldman Plaza 2180 Post Street San Francisco 94115 (parking information available at http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/calendar.html) Tired of being told by state archives or libraries that the records you want are inaccessible?  Reclaim the Records is … Continue reading

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Port of Los Angeles Archives in Danger

The Port of Los Angeles created an archives program in 2010 to preserve its historic documents.  About 25,000 linear feet of archival materials have been identified, including photographs, ledgers, maps, blueprints, promotional material, and ephemera.  In early 2015, the Port … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society Presents San Francisco’s Own Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico

Sunday, November 15, 2015 1:30–3:00 p.m. Rhoda Goldman Plaza 2180 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (parking information available at http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/calendar.html) A Jewish businessman originally from England and South Africa, Joshua Abraham Norton arrived in San Francisco in 1849 with … Continue reading

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