Society Update


Genealogy Now!

San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society 

all-day seminar February 1, 2014.

 …featuring nationally-known speakers, including The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell, CG – all the way from New Jersey. The seminar also includes vendors, raffle, freebies, and morning and afternoon snacks. It’s a great way to begin to make good on that resolution to learn more about your family.

Registration Form Here!

Every Attendee receives: Ticket for a drawing for a one-year deluxe subscription and a voucher for a free course from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies ($89 value)

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Society Update

Feb 22, 2014 – CSGA Board Meeting and San Joaquin Genealogical Society FREE SEMINAR REGISTER TODAY

Feb 6 – Vallejo-Benicia Genealogy Society – Genealogical Proof Standard  Check website or contact program chair for more information

Orange Line

Have you seen the Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake created by Shaun Clover.  They are a wonderful example of combining yesterday with today.

James Sweany, head of Local History and Genealogy in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of LOC encourages you to  Write Your Family History – And Send it to the Library of Congress! on the LOC Blog of 13 Jan 2014

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

Cath Madden Trindle

United States Housing Authority

1937 – in various forms to present

NARA RG 207 

Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. (03/09/1943 - 09/15/1945)

Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. (03/09/1943 – 09/15/1945)

The USHA was created by the Housing / Wagner-Steagall Act of 1937 (Pub.L. 75–412, 50 Stat. 888, enacted September 1, 1937). It has been reorganized and regrouped many times over the past seventy plus years.  Today the Department of Housing and Urban Development carries on it’s functions.

USHA provided subsidies from the U.S. government to local public housing agencies to improve living conditions for low-income families.

Living quarters for over 600,000 low income (often homeless) individuals were started in multiple localities. The programs created helped establish the direction of federal housing policy for the next 10 years, leading to the creation of the urban renewal program.

Look for records of projects at the local, regional, state and national level.

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