Society Update

Mar 6 – Vallejo-Benicia Genealogy Society – Migration within the United States
Check website or contact program chair for more information.

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

 Miscellaneous Agencies

Cath Madden Trindle

 fdic FDIC 1933 – present NARA RG 34   

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation   was established in 1933 as an independent agency by the Federal Reserve / Glass Stagall Act (48 Stat. 162) to insure the deposits of approved banks against loss in the event of bank failure.  In return for banks meeting stringent regulations, depositor’s funds were insured up to $5000 each.  Banks can apply for inclusion.  The FDIC acts as receiver for all national banks and some state banks placed in receivership.

secSEC  1934-present   NARA RG 266

The Security and Exchange Commission was established by Congress as an independent, nonpartisan regulatory agency, designed to restore the stability of the stock market after the crash of October 1929 and to prevent corporate abuses  relating to the offering and sale of securities.


FCC  1934-present  NARA RG 173

The Federal Communications Commission was established by the Communications Act of 1934 (48 Stat. 1064) to regulate interstate and foreign communications by telephone, telegraph, cable and radio. It  replaced the Federal Radio Commission. From the Interstate Commerce Commission the FCC assumed regulation of telephone, telegraph, and cable companies; from the Department of State it assumed licensing of submarine cable operators.  As new communication technologies are created they are absorbed into the responsibilities of the FCC.The Federal Communications Commission   was established as an independent agency by the Comm


CSB 1933-1939. NARA RG 51.7

The Central Statistical Board was established by EO 6225, July 27, 1933, under authority of the National Industrial Recovery Act (48 Stat. 195), June 16, 1933to coordinate federal and other statistical services.  It was absorbed into Division of Statistical Standards, Budget Bureau in 1939  Records include reports from CWA and other programs.


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Society Finances

In FTB TaxNews the State of California Franchise Tax Board announced a conference for nonprofit business professionals and staff who want to learn more about financing visions and and learn new strategies for success.Official communication from the State of Calfornia Franchise Tax Board

Jerome E. Horton, Chairman of the Board of Equalization, along with the California Association of Nonprofits is partnering with business community leaders to bring you the upcoming nonprofit financial conference, Building Financial Capacity for Change.

Friday, March 21, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
El Camino College 
16007 Crenshaw Blvd. 
Torrance, CA 90506

Free:  at, or call 1-888-847-9652.

You will also find information on a tax seminar for non-profits being held Feb 27 in Tustin.

Some topics might be beyond our small societies, but we all need to keep in compliance with Federal and State law.  I urge you to send a representative to these conferences if you live in close enough proximity and perhaps they would be willing to report on them for the CSGA Newsletter and Blog.

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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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