Saddleback Valley Trails

Vol 5 No 4 Editor: Pat Weeks April 1998

South Orange County California Genealogical Society

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


Monthly meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 A.M. to Noon, at the Institute Building, 27978 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, between Medical Center Drive and Hillcrest Drive. Membership is open to anyone wishing to join. Membership fees are $20 per calendar year.

18 April 1998 Guest speaker is Dee Semon, who will talk on "Immigration and Naturalization".

16 May 1998 Leland Pound is returning to discuss "The Uses and Misuses of Census Records".

20 June 1998 The topic of this lecture is `Dating and Identifying 19th and Early 20th Century Photographs" by David Drake. Mr. Drake is a professor of photography at Cypress College and has been involved in genealogy for ten years.

Other Local Events

25 April 1998 Family History Fair at the Orange Stake Center, Family History Library, 674 Yorba St., Orange Ca. Five sessions of classes offered, 9:00 A.M. to 4:40 P.M. There is no charge for classes or displays. A box lunch can be ordered for $6.00 if ordered before April 20th. For further information, call (714)997-7710

30 & 31 May 1998 Annual Genealogical Jamboree, to be held by the Southern California Genealogical Society. Ten speakers, classes, book dealers' tables and knowledgeable volunteers from local societies, to be held at the Pasadena Center, 300 East Green St., Pasadena, CA. Admission charge of $10 for one day, $15 for both days. Doors open at 8:30 A.M. each day, closing time is 6:30 on Saturday, and 5:00 P.M. on Sunday.


As of 12 March of this year we had a current membership count of 228 persons.


The safari committee has plans to visit the Los Angeles Public Library in the month of April. In May they would like to organize car pools to the Southern California Genealogical Society Annual Jamboree. If interested in either trip, contact Shirley Fraser at 837-5566.


The SOCCGS has received two donations this past month . We wish to publically thank the National Society of Women Descendants of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company and the Southern California Division of Magna Charta Dames National Society.


The Family History Center at Mission Viejo has announced that it now has available the update of the IGI International Genealogical Index. This new addition includes the addition of 43 million names, bringing the holding to a total of 283 million records.

We also understand that the Ancestral File is being updated, and should be available sometime this year.

PAF Companion Program

There is a Windows-based utility program for the PAF 3.0 or later, now available which provides flexible report options including choice of event and date formats, place names, unlimited generations, RIN, landscape or portrait pages, scaleable text and boxes. Prints high quality reports, charts, and you can create narrative reports which can be used with MS Word, WordPerfect, Lotus AmiPro, MS Write and MS Works. Cost of $10, Stock #50094. Order forms available at the FHC office or you can order by phone, 1-800-3685


The Genealogical Book Shop at the Huntington Beach Library at 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach is open the following hours:

Tues-Thursday 11:00 to 7:00

Friday & Saturday, 11:00 to 4:30

Phone number is (714)842-4481

DAR Lineage Books Online

Fifty volumes of the Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books are now available on, Ancestry's Web site , for subscribers to search. This is a major release of genealogy records in electronic format. It contains thousands of references to U.S. Revolutionary War ancestors and their descendants. It was created from the Lineage Books of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution from information submitted by tens of thousands of individuals. (Chicago G.S. March 1998)


The Mission Viejo Family History Center is again offering genealogy classes beginning April 7th. These classes will meet weekly, form 7 to 9 p.m. and run for ten weeks. These include introductory genealogy class, computer class and a writing class. Reservations are required, so if interested call (714)364-2742.


If you have Tennessee ancestors you might like to place a query in a newspaper genealogical column in the Nashville area. There is such a column published each Wednesday in the "Nashville Banner". You may send your query to: David R. Logsdon, Nashville Banner, 1100 Broadway, Nashville, TN, 37203 (Gen Soc. Of N. Orange Co, Mar 1998)


We wish to send our wishes for a speedy recovery to Connie Smith, the Assistant Director of the Mission Viejo Family History Center who had surgery last week, and will be returning to the Center in about six weeks. Get well, Connie. Now you have time to get that genealogy finished!


A 1790 census taker had written the following: "Sirs, I beg to report that I have been dog-bit, goose-pecked, cow-kicked, briar-scratched, shot at, and called every "fowel" name that can be tho't of. I have worked twelve days and made $2. I have had enough and I beg to resign my position as a census taker for Crittden Township". (The Genealogist, Conejo Valley, Oct 1997, via WAGS, Jan 1998)


Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History, Winter 1998
by Indiana Historical Society

The Record, Vol. 4, # 3, Jan. 1998
by National Archives

The Searcher, Vol. 34, # 11, 1997; Vol. 35, # 1 & 2, 1998

World Book of America's Presidents: Portraits of the Presidents
by William H. Nault

World Book of America's Presidents: The President's World
by William H. Nault

The Spirit of Enterprise, The History of Pacific Enterprises from 1886-1989
Douglas R. Littlefield & Tanis C. Thorne

Here Was the Revolution, Historic Sites of the War for American Independence
by Harlan D. Unrau

The First Casualty, From the Crimea to Vietnam: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist & Myth Maker
by Phillip Knightley

The Logbook of the Captain's Clerk, Adventures in the China Seas
by John S. Sewall

Colonials & Patriots, Historic Places Commemorating Our Forebears 1700-1783
by Frank B. Sarles, Jr. & Charles E. Shedd

Texas Sketches
by A. C. Greene

California State Society Colonial Dames 17th Century Ancestor Roster Supplement 1985-1996
by Carole D. Belcher

North Carolina 1810 Census
by Dora Wilson Smith

Index to Old War Pension Files 1815-1926, Vol. 1: A-K
by Virgil D. White

Kentucky Families, A Bibliographic Listing
by Donald M. Hehir

Our Kin, Being a History of the Hoffman, Rhyne, Costner, Rudisill, Best, Hovis, Hoyle, Wills, Shetley, Jenkins, Holland, Hambright, Gaston, Withers, Cansler, Clemmer & Lineberger Families
by Laban Miles Hoffman

Scottish Family History, A Guide to Works of Reference on the History & Genealogy of Scottish Families
by Margaret Stuart

Index to Old Wars Pension Files 1815-1926, Vol. 2: L-Z
by Virgil D. White

New York in 1800, An Index to the Federal Census Schedules of the State of N. Y., with Other Aids to Research
Phillip McMullin

Miscellaneous Texas Newspaper Abstracts--Deaths, Vol. 2
by Michael Kelsey, et al

Directory of Scots in the Carolinas 1680-1830
by David Dobson

History of Tulare & King's Counties, California
by Eugene L. Menefee & Fred A. Dodge

History of King's County (CA)
by Robert R. Brown

History of the State of California & Biographical Record of the San Joaquin Valley
by J. M. Guinn

Virginia in 1760: A Reconstructed Census
by T. L. C. Genealogy

Gold Rush Days, Vital Statistics copies from Early Newspapers of Stockton, CA

1850-1855, Vol. 1; Vol. 2, Deaths, 1856-1862; Vol. 3, Miscellaneous Records, 1856-1862; Vol. 4, Births & Marriages, 1856-1862; Vol. 5, Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1861-1866
by San Joaquin Genealogical Society

Clay-Vigo Counties, Indiana 1985 Plat Book
by Official County Public Records

Thomas Barnes of Hartford, Connecticut & 1,766 Descendants, 1615-1994
Frederic Wayne Barnes

Massachusetts Register - 1802
by Orange Co. CA Genealogical Society

Orange County (CA), A History and Celebration
by Steve Emmons

Wisconsin Death Trip
by Michael Lesy

The Chronicles of Oklahoma, Vol. 65, # 4, 1987-88 and Vol. 73, # 2, 1995
by Bob L. Blackburn

American Vital Records from the Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1868
by David Dobson

The Mississippi Headwaters Region, Scenes From the Past
by Harold T. Hagg

Early Church Records of New Castle County, Delaware, Vol. 2, Old Swedes Church, Wilmington, Delaware 1713-1799
by Horace Burr

The River Towns of Connecticut, A Study of Wethersfield, Hartford, and Windsor
by Charles M. Andrews

Southold (NY) Town Records Copied and Explanatory Notes, Vol. 1 & 2
by J. Wickham Case

Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 18, # 4, 1992; Vol. 22, # 2, 1995; Vol. 22, # 3, 1996; Vol. 23, # 1, 2, 3, 1996; Vol. 24, # 1, 1997

The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 31, # 3, 1980; Vol. 36, # 4, 1990; Vol. 37, # 1, 1991; Vol. 37, # 4, 1992; Vol. 38, # 2, 3, 4, 1994; Vol. 39, # 2, 4, 1996; Vol. 40, # 1, 1997

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography, Vol. 103, # 1, 1979

The North Caarolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. 22, # 4, 1996; Vol. 23, # 1, 2, 3, 4, 1997

Missouri Genealogical Records & Abstracts, Vol. 1: 1766- 1839
by Sherida K. Eddlemon

Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States
Comp: Christina K. Schaefer

The Vietnam War, The Illustrated History of the Conflict in Southeast Asia
Editor: Ray Bonds

Aircraft Down! Evading Capture in World War II Europe
Comp: Philip D. Caine

Ireland of the Welcomes, Vol. 41, #1,2, 1992
Pub: Irish Tourist Board Offices

The Septs, Vol. 13, # 3,4, 1992; Vol. 14, # 1--4, 1993; Vol. 15, # 1--3, 1994; Vol. 16, # 1--4, 1995; Vol. 17, # 2--4, 1996; Vol. 18, # 2, 3, 1997
Editor: Ida Troye

How to Find Your Own Roots
Comp: Len Hilts

The Story of the Irish Race, A Popular History of Ireland, Revised Edition
Comp: Seumas Mac Manus

California's Seventy-five Historic Years DAR 1891-1966
Editor: Eunice Moore Anderson

A Pictorial History of the American Indian
Comp: Oliver Lafarge

Rhyolite, The Ghost City of Golden Dreams
Comp: Harold & Lucile Weight

California DAR Ancestry Guide

Pioneer Nevada
Comp: Harolds Club
Eleanor Richards Lyon, Civic Volunteer, Clubwoman & Conservationist
Comp: University of California Berkeley Regional Oral History Office

Genealogical Research in England's Public Record Office: A Guide
Comp: Judith Prowe Reid

Genealogy Online, Researching Your Roots, 3nd Ed.
Comp: Elizabeth Powell Crowe

Searching for Cyber-Roots, A Step-by-Step Guide to Genealogy on the World Wide Web
Comp: Laurie & Steve Bonner

Michelin Road Atlas Europe
Comp: Paul Hamlyn

Cavaliers & Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents & Grants, Vol. 4 1732-1741
Editor: Dennis Ray

Cavaliers & Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents & Grants, Vol. 5 1741-1749
Editor: Dennis Ray

Currituck County, North Carolina Cemetery Records
Comp: Albemarle Genealogical Society

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy, Sources in the U. S. and Canada
Editor: Arthur Kurzweil & Miriam Weiner

Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States
Comp: Christina K. Schaefer

Vital Records Handbook
by Thomas J. Kemp

Italian Family Research
by J. Konrad

Polish Family Research
by J. Konrad

Genealogical Computing, The Beginning
by Paul Andereck

Indiana Source Book, Vol. 2
by Willard Heiss

Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives
by National Archives

The Archives, A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches
by Loretto Dennis Szucs

Migration, Emigration, Immigration Principally to the US and in the US
by Olga K. Miller

New England Genealogical Research A Guide to Sources
by Kip Sperry

Applied Genealogy
by Eugene A. Stratton

Understanding Colonial Handwriting
by Harriet Stryker-Rodda

Civil War Genealogy
by George K. Schweitzer

Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor
by Bertram Hawthorne Groene

Land Records of America, Military Records of America, Census Records of America
by E. Kay Kirkham

The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, 2nd Edition
by Val D. Greenwood

Guide to Local and Family History at the Newberry Library
by Peggy Tuck Sinko

Finding Your Roots
by Jeane Eddy Westin

English Family Research
by J. Konrad

English Family Research, Revised Edition
by J. Konrad

Research in Ohio
by Wendy L. Elliott

Maine, Her Counties, Her Townships & Her Towns
by The Researchers

Scotland, A Genealogical Research Guide
by LDS

Irish Family Research Made Simple, 2nd Edition
by E. J. Collins

Orange County California Genealogical Society Tombstone Inscriptions, Vol. 6

American Naturalization Processes and Procedures 1790-1985
by John J. Newman

U. S. and Special Census Catalog
by Ancestry

Federal Population Census catalogs: 1790-1890; 1900; 1910; 1920
by National Archives

South Carolina Genealogical Research
by George K. Schweitzer

Pennsylvania Genealogical Research
by George K. Schweitzer

Directory of Census Information Sources, 5th edition--1982
by J. Konrad

Using Land Records to Solve Research Problems
by Wendy L. Elliott

Deed Book "A" 1845--1857, Panola County, Texas
by Oma Dee Phillips

Sources for Genealogical Searching in Indiana
by Betty L. McCay

Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 78, # 1, 1982

Colorado 100 Years Ago
by Skip Whitson

Pennsylvania Area Key
by Florence Clint

Immigrant & Passenger Arrivals Catalog
by National Archives

U. S. Migration Patterns
by Wendy L. Elliott

Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research
by New England Library Assoc.

Pitfalls in Genealogical Research
by Milton Rubincam

Massachusetts Genealogical Research
by George K. Schweitzer

How and Where to Research Your Ethnic-American Cultural Heritage: German Americans
by Robert D. Reed

How and Where to Research Your Ethnic-American Cultural Heritage:

by Robert D. Reed

Searching for Your German Ancestors
by Virginia Eschenback

Guide to Genealogical Records in the National Archives
by National Archives

The First Frontier, The Indian Wars & America's Origins: 1607--1776
by David Horowitz

Newspaper Genealogical Column Directory, 4th edition
by Anita Cheek Milner

A Guide to Irish Roots
by William & Mary Durning

Searching in Indiana
by Mickey Dimon Carty

United States County Courthouse Address Book
by Leland K. Meitzler

Civil War Records "A Useful Tool"
by Sherry Harris

Cite Your Sources
by Richard S. Lackey

Massachusetts Officers and Soldiers in the 17th Century Conflicts
by Carole Doreski

Maryland Marriages, 1634-1777
by Robert Barnes

The "Lost" Pensions
by Craig R. Scott

The Patton Mind, The Professional Development of an Extraordinary Leader
by Roger H. Nye

The Patton Papers, 1940-1945
by Martin Blumenson

The Biography of Gen. George S. Patton
by Ian V. Hogg

by Charles Whiting

A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina 1763-1773
by Janie Revill

Land Grant Maps, covering parts of Chester, Fairfield, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg & Union Counties in South Carolina

Map of Province of New York - 1779 (in two parts)

Map of Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, White Plains, Harrison & Rye (New York) - 1867

Map of Counties of Albany & Schenectady (New York) - 1865

Map of Hartford, Connecticut - 1640

Map of Ancient Windsor (Connecticut) - 1640

Map of Town of Huntington (New York) - 1873

Map of a Plan for the city of Albany (New York) - 1794

Map of City of Albany (New York) - 1852

Map of Bohemia, Moravia and Austrian Silesia, Atlas of the Austro-Hungarian Empire - 1892

Orange County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1734-1741: An Every-name Index

Virginia in 1720: A Reconstructed Census

Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, 1660-1809
by Roswell Randall Hoes

When Anaheim was 21
by Leo J. Friis

Persons Naturalized in the Province of Pennsylvania 1740-1773
by Pennsylvania Archives

Ulster Emigration to Colonial America 1718-1775
by R. J. Dickson

A Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm
by Missouri State Archives

Microfilm Resources for Research
by National Archives

Works Projects Administration Sources for Genealogists
John W. Heisey

Guide to the Naturalization Records of the United States
by Christina K. Schaefer Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal, Vol. 1, #4, Winter 1997 Ohio the Cross Road of our Nation, Records & Pioneer Families, Vol. 38, #4, 1997

The Ohio Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, # 12, Dec. 1997

Newsletter of the Wood County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society for the years 1994--1997


The following books have been purchased due to your generous contributions to our 50/50 envelopes.

Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, 1663-1760" by J. Brian Grimes

Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, 1760-1800 by Fred A. Olds

Inhabitants of New Hampshire in 1776 by Emily S. Wilson

Colorado Families, A Territorial Heritage, by Colorado Gen. Society

Runaway Servants, Convicts and Apprentices Advertised inn the PA Gazeteer, by Farley Grubb

Iowa Marriages, Early to 1850 (microfiche) by Liahana Research

Alabama Marriages, Early to 1825 (microfiche) by Liahana Research

Indiana Marriages, Early to 1825 (microfiche) by Gordon R. Dodd

Genealogical Dictionary of Main & New Hampshire, by Sybil Noyes

Ten Thousand Missouri Taxpayers by Sherida Eddlemon Missouri Genealogical Gleanings, Vol 2 By Sherida Eddlemon

Following is a list of the new envelopes which have been opened this month and are available for donations to complete the 50% of the purchase cost.

Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century by Julia E. Mercer

Early Planters of Scituate (MA), by Harvey Hunter Pratt

Free African Americans of N.C. and VA By Paul Heinegg

VA Rev. Publick Claims, Iberia Publishing Co New England Historical & Genealogical Research. Weights, Money and Other Measures Vital Statistics of Seabrook N.H., 1768-1903
Compiled by William Haslet Jones

History of Fairfield CT by Elizabeth Hubbell Schenk

Civil War CD Rom by Guild Press of Indiana

10,000 Vital Records of Central New York, 1813-1850

New York State Census of Albany County Towns, 1790, by Kenneth Scott

Register of Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island, NY, 1700 by Tevnis G. Bergen

If you have any books you would like to see purchased, please let the Book Committee know about it.


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