Sunday, October 27, 2013

November Meeting: Civil War Research and Source Citations

Saturday, November 2, 2013
Research Class: 12:15 PM
Main Program: 1:45 PM

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Hall
520 Dana Street
San Luis Obispo, California

The October research class, Adventures in Source Citations, will be presented by Susan Goss Johnston.

Following the research class will be a brief business meeting at 1:00 PM, followed by snacks and time for chatting with other members. Don't miss the drawings for some excellent prizes!

The main program will be Civil War Research: It's More than Pensions and the CMSR also presented by Susan Goss Johnston.

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Susan Goss Johnston is a 2011 ProGen alumna, a graduate of the Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, the National Institute on Genealogical Research, and the National Archives’ lecture and lab course, Going to the Source. She is a co-editor of the recently published Source Templates for The Master Genealogist. Her personal research focuses on families in New England and the Mid-Atlantic region, and she specializes in military records. A former Maryland resident, she now lives in California, and continues teaching basic and advanced genealogy courses there and is a frequent speaker at local meetings and conferences.

Image of the Battle of Antietam by Thure de Thulstrup (1846 - 1930) from Wikipedia Commons.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Spanish American War Veterans Burial Project Database Completed!

We are pleased to announce the completion of another SLOCGS project! The Spanish American War Veterans Burials of the men who came to San Luis Obispo County and passed away there has finally been completed.

In addition, all of their names and military information has been sent to the The National Spanish American War Gravesite Recording Project so their names can be added to the database.

Visit the San Luis Obispo County, California, Spanish American War Veterans Burial site at

A big thank you to project volunteers Joyce and Mary for their assistance with this project!

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