Saddleback Valley Trails

Vol. 2 No. 2 Editor: Pat Weeks February 1995

South Orange County California Genealogical Society

P. O. Box 4513, Mission Viejo, CA 92690


SOCCGS monthly meetings are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month and will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon at:

Norman P. Murray Community Center

24932 Oso Viejo Drive

Mission Viejo, CA

18 February

The guest speaker at our February meeting will be Kathie Mauzey who will discuss how to use the federal census. Kathie has twenty years experience in researching. She has been a professional researcher for the past eight years, and is active at the National Archives both as a volunteer and as an instructor.

18 March - to be announced.


The National Archives in Laguna Niguel will be presenting workshops open to the public. Reservations must be made by telephone or in person. Contact Claire Malervy at for reservations. A $5 registration fee for each workshop is charged. Classes will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

7 Feb & 24 Feb: Computer Census Indexes at the NA. Instructor Pamela Quigley

16 Feb & 6 March: Basic Genealogical Workshop. Instructor Kathie Mauzey.


25 February 1995

The annual seminar of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society will be held at the Whittier Masonic Lodge, featuring Russell Baker whose subject will be "Civil War and Pioneer Community Research". For more information, contact Mary Collins at (310)633-4697.

8-9 April 1995

The annual Genealogical Jamboree of the Southern California Genealogical Society will

be held at the Pasadena Center, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena. Cost is $7 for one day, $12 for both days and $5 parking fee per day. For more information contact SCGS at (818)843-2747.

3-6 May

The annual conference of the National Genealogical Society will be held the Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center in San Diego this year.


Welcome to the folowing new members:

Hope G. Luedeke #0135

24171 Vista D'Onde

Monarch Beach, CA 92629

Mary Jane Roberts #0136

33242 Ocean Hill Drive

Dana Point, CA 92629

Fran Mefford-Smith #0137

2510 N. Grand Ave, Suite 130

Santa Ana, CA 92701

The following members have renewed their membership: Janet Franks, Ruth Loustaunau, Louise Vaughn, Shirley Fraser, Mildred Malmquist, Helen Watson, Evelyn Shopp, Warren Bruns, Peggy Bruns, Norris Cole, Beverly Long, Marjorie Strachan and Pat Weeks.

Don't forget to renew, and please note your membership number on the membership application and your check.


The Fullerton Public Library is presenting "Old Paper Preservation" classes from 9 a.m. to noon on March 25 and June 3. Their preservation librarian will talk about paper care and storage and what to do in the event of water damaged books, photos, documents. The library is located at 353 W. Commonwealth Ave in Fullerton. Details can be learned by calling (714)738-6342.


And, where did Noah store the pair of bees that he took with him on the Ark? In the ark hives, of course!

compliments of Eugenia Gannon


Have you a particularly vexing research problem that has you stumped? Our Society is going to try an ongoing activity which we will call "The Brick Wall". We will run your short article in the newsletter and then open discussion at the next meeting. This way you will have the combined experiences of our members to possibly steer you into success. If you choose not to write up your problem for inclusion in the newsletter, you can present it at a meeting, but must provide a copy of the data for each member present. The editor, Pat Weeks, will be coordinating this program. You can contact her at 33412 Sea Bright Drive, Dana Point CA 92629-1133,


There has been a schedule change at the Family History Center, 27976 Marguerite Parkway, (by Medical Center Dr.) Mission Viejo CA 92692

M-F-S 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

T-W-Th 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Warren Bruns has volunteered to chair the Publicity position, Diane Miller is now membership chairperson. George and Eleanor McInnis have taken over the mailing committee duties.Welcome aboard, and thanks a million!


Everyone at the National Archives and those in our Society would like to extend a "get well soon" wish to John Williams who has been ill the past several weeks.


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