Saddleback Valley Trails

Vol 5 No 5 Editor: Pat Weeks May 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 Parkway, in Mission Viejo Ca. Situated between Medical Center Drive and Hillcrest Drive. Membership is open to anyone wishing to join. Membership fees are $20 per calendar year.

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 Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Photographs" by David Drake. Mr Drake is a professor of photography at Cypress College and has been involved in genealogy for ten years.

18 July 1998. Program to be announced later.

Other Local Events

2 May 1998 SHHAR series at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage "East L.A. and South L.A. during the late 1930's and 1940's" Memories of Los Angeles in cultural transition shared by Mili Holtzman and Edwardo Morga. For further information contat them at (714)894-8161 or

9 May 1998 German Gen Soc of America Seminar, 10-4pm at the Bette Cree Edwards Humanities Auditorium, Scripps College, Claremont, CA. They can be contacted at (909)593-0509

30 & 31 May 1998 Annual Genealogical Jamboree to be held by the Southern California Genealogy Society. Ten speakers, classes, book dealers' tables and knowledgeable volunteeers from local societies, to be held at the Pasadena Center, 300 East Green St., Pasadena. Admission charge of $10 for one day, and $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.

1 August 1998 German Research Association Seminar with George Schwitzer. More details in the next newsletter.

Shirley Fraser has reported that she has been having good responses from members interested in joining the group on that fourth Wednesday to local libraries. For the month of May, Shirley would like to organize the group to attend the Jamboree in Pasadena and forgo the Wednesday date. If interested in going to the Jamboree with the group, call Shirley at 837-5566.

National Archives News

The news is out: The National Archives at Laguna Niguel is now open on the first Tuesday of each month until 8:30 P.M. In April, their second month to be open these extended hours, they report that they were swamped. In fact, attendance during the regular hours has taken a leap forward also. They are blaming it on us, the SOCCGS. The FHC reports the same. Seems our presence at the Mission Viejo City Public Library has opened the eyes of many patrons that we are truly living in a very unique area with wonderful resources to do genealogical research.

Which brings to mind another topic. We are covering the hours open at

the City Library, but it would be so much better if there were two volunteers on duty each shift. Anyone out there willing to volunteer? Please contact Betty McKenzie if you can help.


The Ohio Historical Society holds statewide death certificates, from 20 December 1908 to 31 December 1944. An index to records 1913-1927 and 1933-1937 is now available online. More years will be added later. Death Index:

What Came After 1 B.C

You could say that one year of human history was skipped. After the year 1 B.C., the calendar measurements immediatedly went to A.D. 1. Between 1 B.C. and A.D. there was no year numbered "0" although in the centuries since there have been zero years, such as 100, 1200 and 1900.

That is why the 21st century will technically start in 2001 not 2000. Because there was no zero year, the first century consisted of the years 1 through 100. The twentieth century consists of the years 1901 through 2000. However, people will most likely celebrate the new century January 1, 2000, even though 2000 really belongs to the 100 years of the previous century. (Knowledge in a Nutshell, by Charles Reichblum, Orange Co Ca Gen Soc., Aug 97 via GSNOCC, Aug 97)

Many Ways to Say It
There is no shortage of terms for a child born out of wedlock. Some of the terms found in British birth registers include: bantling, base, baseborn, bastardus, begotten in fornication, lovechild, come by chance, in sin begotten, son of no certain man. (from Odom Family Tree, Oct/Nov 97 via WAGS newsletter Apr 98)

This Month's Pedigree Chart

Our pedigree chart this month has been sent by Rich Faber, who writes "I have used PAF for my Russian Dwarf hamsters pedigree charts since I began raising them in 1993. In 5 years I have over 30 generations in you data-base and use the first names of my ancestors as names for my hamsters."


The Highlander, The Magazine of Scottish Heritage, Vol. 33, # 4,5,6, 1995; Vol. 34, # 1,2, 1996

Nexus, The Bimonthly Newsletter of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vol. 8, # 3,4, 1991; Vol. 9, #6, 1992; Vol. 10, # 1--6, 1993; Vol. 11, # 1--6, 1993; Vol. 12, # 2--6, 1995; Vol. 13, # 1--4, 1996

Family Associations, Societies and Reunions (A Comprehensive Listing) 1981
by J. Konrad

The Quinsept User Group Newsletter, Sept.-Oct., 1991; Sept.- Oct., 1992; Nov.- Dec., 1992; Jan. - Feb. 1993; Mar.- Apr. 1993; May-June 1993

British, Irish, Scottish and Welsh Journal, Quarterly of the British Isles Family History Society of Los Angeles, Vol. 5, # 2,3,4, 1992; Vol. 6, # 1,2 1993

Gaelic Gleanings, Vol. 1, # 1, 1981, #2, 1982

Ancestry and Descendants of Lieut. John Henderson, of Greenbrier Co., Virginia 1650--1900
by Roger Lyon Miller

Henderson Heritage, a Family Study, Vol. 2, #4, 1985; Vol. 3, # 1--4, 1986; Vol. 4, # 4, 1987; Vol. 5, # 1, 4, 1988

Hogan Family Association Research Quarterly, Vol. 4, # 1--4, 1982

The Wade Register, Vol. 8, # 1--3, 1981; Vol. 9, # 1,2,3, 1982

The Wade News, A Research Bulletin, # 1, March 1989; #2, June 1989; # 3, Sept. 1989; # 4, Nov. 1989; Vol. 2, # 1--4, 1991

Wade World, Vol. 1 and 2, 1985; Vol. 3, 1986; Vol. 4, 1987; Vol. 5, 1988; Vol. 6, 1989; Vol. 7& 8 , Jan. 1989; Vol. 9, 1990; Vol. 10, 1990; Vol. 11, 1991; Vol. 12, 1992; Vol. 13, 1993; Vol. 14, 1995;

The Plantagenet Ancestry
by Lt. Col. W. H. Turton

Cultural Atlas of Russia and the Soviet Union
by Robin Milner-Gulland

Goldfield, Boom Town of Nevada
by Stanley W. Paher

Carleton E. Watkins, A Listing of Photographs in the Collection of the California State Library

Edward I
by Micahel Prestwich

The Genius of Alexander the Great
by N. G. L. Hammond

The Times Atlas of World History

Rosa May: The Search for a Mining Camp Legend
by George Williams, III

The Children of Henry VIII
by Alison Weir

Mistress Anne
by Carolly Erickson

America in 1857, A Nation on the Brink
by Kenneth M. Stampp

The Bretons
by Patrick Galliou

The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Monarchy
John Cannon

The Six Wives of Henry VIII
by Alison Weir

Philip of Spain
by Henry Kamen

King Edward VIII
by Philip Ziegler

Mark Twain: His Life in Virginia City, Nevada
by George Williams III

Mark Twain: His Adventures at Aurora and Mono Lake
by George Williams III

Clan Munro Magazine, # 19, 1991; #20, 1993; # 21, 1996

Munro Eagle , # 25, 1994-95; # 27, 1997-98

Clan Munro Association 1995 Directory and 1997 Directory

The Bronco 1928, Yearbook of Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

The 50 Great Pioneers of American Industry
by Baldwin H. Ward

Westside Pioneer Farmers
by Mary Alice Ferry Diener

One Hundred Per Cent American
by Arnon L. Squiers

America's National Capital
by E. John Long

The River and the Gauntlet
by S.L.A. Marshall

The American Frontier
by D. Duane Cummins

Covered Wagon Memories
by Frank Lincoln Duane Holmes

The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Brig. Gen. R. H. Pratt

Speaking Frankly
James F. Byrnes

Genealogy & Local History Catalog # 6
by Tuttle Antiquarian Books, Inc.

An Encyclopedia of World History
by William L. Langer

Buckeye Tales
by Homer L. Royer

Pioneers of Old Hopewell
by Ralph Ege

Thomas Jefferson, A Strange Case of Mistaken Identity
by Alf J. Mapp, Jr.

The Age of Moguls
by Stewart H. Holbrook

The Wallaces of Alabama
by George Wallace, Jr.

Biography of a Bank, The Story of Bank of America
by Marquis James

Engineers of Distinction
by Engineers Joint Council

Biographical Directory of the American Psychiatric Association 1973

Microfilm Publications in the National Archives--Great Lakes Region
by National Archives

No Quittin' Sense
by the Rev. C. C. White

The Cadet Chapel, United States Military Academy
by George S. Pappas

The Uprooted, The Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the American People
by Oscar Handlin

Haines, Hewlings, Nixon Family History on floppy discs
by Bernard Keen

Virginia Wills & Administration 1632-1800
by Clayton Torrence

Virginia County Records, Vol. 2, Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776
by William Crozier

My Sixteen, A Self-Help Guide to Finding Your 16 Great-Great-Grandparents
by Robert W. Martin

The Wuerttemberg Emigration Index, Vol. 6
by Trudy Schenk & Ruth Froelke

The Ancestry Family Historian's Address Book
Juliana Szucs Smith

North Carolina Marriages Early to 1800
Jordan R. Dodd

Virginia Marriages Early to 1800
by Jordan R. Dodd

Oregon Trail Pioneers of 1845
by Iris Graham

South Carolinians in the Revolution with Service Records & Miscellaneous Data
by Sara Sullivan Ervin

An Index to the Will Books & Intestate Records of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania 1729-1850
by Eleanore Jane Fulton & Barbara Kendig Mylin

Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky Containing a Roll of the Officers of Virginia Line who Received Land Bounties; A Roll of the Rev. Pensioners in KY; A List of the IL Regiment who Served under George Rogers Clark in the NW Campaign
by Anderson Chenault Quisenberry

Patens & Deeds & Other Early Records of New Jersey 1664-1703
by William Nelson

NEHG Register, Vol. 133, Jan., Apr. 1979; Vol. 134, Apr., 1980; Vol. 136, Jan., Jul., 1982; Vol. 13 7, Jan., Apr., Oct., 1983; Vol. 138, Oct., 1984; Vol. 139, Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct. 1985; Vol. 140, Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct, 1986; Vol. 141, Jan.,Jul, Oct, 1987; Vol. 144, Apr, Jul, Oct, 1990; Vol. 145, Apr, 1991

Parish and Vital Records List, Jan. 1997 from all over the world

Enter the Dragon, China's Undeclared War Against the U.S. in Korea, 1950-51
by Russell Spurr

U. S. Marine Operations in Korea, Vol. 1 through 5
by Lynn Montross

The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. 151, Oct., 1997; Vol. 152, Jan. 1998

Cleveland (England) Family History Society Journal, Vol. 6, # 1, 1995; Vol. 6, # 6, 7, 1996

Avotaynu, The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Vol. 9, # 1--4, 1993; Vol. 10, # 1, 1994

The Illiana Genealogist Quarterly, Vol. 1, #1,2,3, 1965; Vol. 2 # 1,2,3, 1966; Vol. 3, # 1,2,3, 1967; Vol. 4, # 3, 4, 1968; Vol. 5, # 1,3, 1969; Vol. 6, # 1--4, 1970; Vol. 7, # 2, 1971; Vol. 10, # 2, 1974; Vol. 11, # 3,,4, 1975

Los Angeles Riot, McCone Commission Report, Complete and Unabridged Report by the Governor's Commission

Articles on the riot from the Los Angeles Times newspaper

World's Greatest News Events 1931-1957
by Richfield Reporter

All Hands, magazine of the US Navy, Desert Storm Special Issue, The Navy-Marine Corps Team

F4U Corsair in Action, Squadron/Signal Publications

US Navy War Photographs, Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Harbor

Family History Library, Author, Title Catalog 1990

A History of Mission Viejo Chapter National Society DAR and Genealogies of Its Members

From You to Your Ancestors, 3rd Edition
by LDS

The Surname Searcher 1980 edition

Midwest Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. 18, #2, 1983

The Journal of the Kanawha Valley Genealogical Society, Vols. 11,12,13,14,15,16, and 17

The Polish Underground State, A Guide to the Underground 1939-1945
by Stefan Karbonski

Eastern Europe Between the Wars 1918-1941
by Hugh Seton-Watson

American Ancestors & Cousins of the Princess of Wales
by Gary Boyd Roberts

A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors
by Sharon De Bartolo Carmack

New Jersey Biographical & Genealogical Notes from the Volumes of the New Jersey Archives
by William Nelson

Historic Morristown, New Jersey; The Story of Its First Century
by Andrew M. Sherman

1978 Supplement to the 1976 Bicentennial Register of Pedigrees of Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
by Robert Glenn Thurtle

Enderlin Centennial 1891-1991 (ND)

Centennial Celebration, Together with an Historical Sketch of Reading, Windsor Co., VT & Its Inhabitants from the 1st Settlement of the Town to 1874
by Gilbert A. Davis

The White House Years, A Personal Account 1956-61, Waging Peace
by Dwight D. Eisenhower

Willard's of Washington
by Garnett Laidlaw Eskew

Encyclopedia of American History
by Richard B. Morris

The Life of Samuel Johnson
by James Boswell

John Adams & the American Revolution
by Catherine Drinker Bowen

New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vols. 146, 147, 148 & 149

County Governments & Archives in Pennsylvania
by PA Historical Survey

Genealogical Forum of Portland, Oregon Bulletin, Vol. 32


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