Saddleback Valley Trails

Vol 5 No 6 Editor: Pat Weeks June 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, 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.

20 June 1998 The topic of this meeting 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 active in genealogy for ten years.

18 July 1998 J. Loren Kemper will speak on "Case Studies in 20th Century Research" at this summer meeting.

15 August 1998 Our guest speaker is Kathleen Ferguson Kane, who will discuss "Researching Scottish Records".

19 September 1998. Speaker to be announced later.

Other Local Events

6 June 1998 The German Research Association presents Trudy Schenk who will discuss "Emigration from Germany", June 6, 1998, 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Joyce Beers community Center, Vermont St., North of University Ave., San Diego. Admission is free.

20 June 1998 A mini-seminar is being hosted by the North San Diego County Genealogical Society on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon featuring Bill Doty, Archivist at the National Archives in Laguna Niguel, concerning "Military Resources for Genealogical Research at the National Archives". Fee, $10. To be held at the Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad CA.

1 August 1998, German Research Association seminar featuring George Schwitzer.

18-19 September 1998 San Diego Gen Soc will hold their annual fair with speakers and vendors, at the Scottish Rite Temple in Mission Valley. More information to be announced in the future.


We sadly announce that member Margaret Washburn passed away this month. We will miss her sweet disposition and friendliness. Our condolences to her family.


There has been a recent change in the main internet address for the USGenWeb Project. The project has learned that individuals associated with the server where their main URL was housed have formed a corporation, the USGenWeb, Inc. Since the USGenWeb Project was founded on the belief of "free access for all", we (the GenWeb Project) are concerned there may be confusion about the relationship between this for-profit corporation and The USGenWeb Project. As a result, you should change your bookmarks for The Project to be either of the following:

(CSGA Newsletter, May 1998)


In what relationship to yourself do the following persons stand?

1. your father's only uncle's brother's wife?

2. your aunt's mother's father's wife?

3. your mother's nephew's daughter's son?

4. Your brother's son's sister's mother?

5. Your sister-in-law's father-in-law's grandson?

6. Your sister's father's stepson's mother?

7. Your uncle's father's only grandchild?

8. Your brother-in-law's wife's grandmother's husband?

9. Your father's father's daughter's daughter?

10. The granddaughter of the only son of your mother's mother-in-law?

And, the answers will be published in next month's newsletter, because this smart editor forgot to copy down the answers when she lifted this from the Genealogy Bulletin, Sept/Oct 1997. By the way, if you score 100 percent on this quiz, you have enrolled in the wrong genealogical society.

At Aliso Viejo

There is a small FHC situated at 22851 Aliso Creek Road, between Eastwing and Glennwood, in Aliso Viejo, and it is open to the public. Their hours are:
Tues, Wed, Thur. 9 - 4
Tues & Wed evening 6 - 9 PM
They have no books but do have the IGI and Ancestral File, and can order microfilm for you from Salt Lake City. Since they are limited, they suggest you call first to assure they will be open. The number is 580-1908.


When copying old newspaper clipping and they turn out too dark, try selecting the photo option on the copier. Try going lighter or darker to get the best results.

Also, if you find that the other side of the papers shows through when you copy or scan, put a dark piece of paper on top of the originial. This will even out the bleed-through of the print that is giving you a poor copy. (CSGA Newsletter, May 1998)


13,000 Ancestors Wanted (1995)

250th Anniversary Historical Program for Old Mines, MO

37th Division in the World War, 1917-1918

Adams Addenda; 20th Anniversary Ed.

AGLL Catalog Census Records, Oct 1990

American Marriage Records Before 1699

Ancestry of Daniel King Wilson

Ancestry of Marcus Milton Clark, Part 1 & 2

Ancestry of Sarah Jane Fowler

Anderson, Dickson, Galbraith & Lenny

Apprentices of VA, 1623-1800

Bibliography of Massachusetts Vital Records 1620-1895, 3rd ed.

Bogardus & Other Dutch Families

Buchanan Family

California Register, 1966

Canadian Census Listings, 1666-1891

Census of Kansas, 1855

Census of Rhode island, 1774

Chapel & Wilcox Families

Clark Family Census Records

Cleveland Genealogy 1879

Crommelin's Thunderbirds, Air Group 12 Strikes in the Heart of Japan

DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Ed in 3 Volumes.

Death Valley National Monument

Early Connecticut Marriages No 2

Early Massachusetts Marriages, Vol 3

Early Massachusetts Marriages, Plymouth County

Early Massachusetts Marriages, Worcester County

Elliott Empire, Vols 10 through 12

Emigrants from England, 1773-1776

Finding Your German Ancestors

Forgotten Holocaust, The Poles Under German Occupation, 1939-1944

Fowler & McCormick

Friendly Guide-Book to Philadelphia

Friendship is My Business; The Memoirs of Florine Veatch Roper

Galbraith Family History

Genealogical Goldmine

Genealogical History of the Allen Family

Genealogpical Research in England's Public Record Office.

Genealogical Research in West Virginia

Genealogical Research in West Virginia

Genealogical Sources on Microfiche, Vol 1

Genealogies & Sketches of some Old Families

Genealogist's Companion & Sourcebook

Genealogy of Edward Chapman

Genealogy of the Andrews Family

Grafton Book of Biographies

Gravestone Inscriptions in New Hampshire

Groce Family

Guidebook to Historic Vincennes, IN.
Guthrie, Polk & Minor

Hamilton Co Ohio Citizenship Record Abstracts 1837-1916

Haynes, Frances, 1860; Walter Haynes & His Descendants 1583-1929

Hereditary Register of the USA. 1979

History of Monroe Co PA 1725-1979

How To Cllmb Your Family Tree Without Going out on a Limb

Hussey, Vernon, Hodgson

Illinois State Gen Society Quarterly

In Search of Your German Roots, 3rd ed.

Index of Names Researched by Connie Wilson

Index to New England Historical & Genealogical Register

Inscriptions from the Old Cemetery in Rowley, Massachusetts

Ireland of the Welcomes


Johnson Genealogy

Journal of the Kanawha Valley Gen Soc.

Kaskaskia Under the French Regime

King Family Book # 1 and #2

Krefeld's Immigrants & Their Descendants


List of Emigrants to America from Liverpool 1697-1707


Louisiana Roots, 1998

Marriage & Death Notices from Raleigh Register & North Carolina State Gazette, 1799-1826

Marriage Notices 1785-1794 for the Entire United States

Marriage Records in the Virginia State Library

Marriage Records: Southern States

Maryland Marriages, 1634-1777

Maryland Marriages 1778-1800

Mayflower Descendant, A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy & History

Mayflower Increasings, 2nd ed.

McKinney Maze

Milam News & Events Quarterly, Newsletter of the Milam Family Assoc.

Milam Roots, Vol 11, #2, 1998

Miller Family Newsletter, Vol 1, #1-3

Misc. Austin, Batchelder, Etc Families

Miscellaneous Families - Documentation

Miscellaneous Kings, Jennings, etc.

MO Genealogical Gleanings, Vol 2

Nase Rodina, "Our Family" newsletter of the Czechoslovak Gen Soc., Vol 9 #3

National Genealogical Society 1995 Conference in the States Program

New England Historical & Gen. Register

New England Quarterly

New Hampshire Lineages of Revolutionary War Regiments

New York Lineages of Revolutionary War Regiments


One Hundred Cemeteries & Burial Sites in Linn Co., Kansas

Orange Co CA Gen Soc. Surname Index, August 1995

Orange County Journal of Government, Business & History

Origin & Evoluntion of Illinois Counties

Pallas Poland

Phillips Family Finder, Vol 1, 8 & 9

Pioneers of Illinois

Pioneers of Maine & New Hampshire 1623-1660

Potosi MO Bicentennial 1763-1963

Prospector, Vol 17 #1

Record: The News from the National Archives

Records of the Town of Amherst CT

Register of KY Historical Society

Rowan Co NC Register

Scenic Madison Co IA

Scotch Irish in New England

Searching for Your Ancestors

Searching in Virginia

Shannon Searchers Nltr, Vols 1-3

Sidwell & Todd Families

Smith of Purton, from the William & Mary Quarterlies

Sources of Gen. Help : Indiana; Kansas; New Jersey; New England; Washington

South Carolina Historical Magazine

South Carolina His Soc Newsletter, 2nd & 3rd Quarters, 1980

Spanish Records Extraction Instructional Guide

St Joachim Catholic Church, Old Mines, MO

St Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly

State Census Records

Syllabus for Nat. Gen Soc 1995, Vol 1 & 2

Tales of the Paradise Ridge

Tenney Family Genealogy 1875

The Gold of Old Hornitos

The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England, 1620-1622, 3 vols.

The Polish Way, A Thoousand year History of the Poles & Their Culture

The Saga of Black Canyon, The Story of the MacGregors of Estes Park

The Searcher, Vol 35 #4, 1998

The Spur & Phoenix, Newsletter of Clan Johnstone in America, Vol 9 #3, Vol 11, #1,3

The Wanamaker Store in Philadelphia

The War of the Revolutnion, Vol 1

Wuerttemberg Emigration Index, Vol 1-7

Thomas Gardner, Planter.

Tidewater Virginia

Tracing Your Ancestors in Canada

Tracing Your Family History

US Catholic Sources, Diocesan Guide

Unpuzzling Your Past, Basic Guide to Gen.

Venango Co Records, Vol 1

Vermont Marriages 1791-1852, Vol 1

Visitation of the County of Suffolk

Vital Records for Essex Massachusetts

Vital Records of Medway Mass. To 1850

Vital Records of New Braintree Mass. To 1850

Vital Records of Peru, Massachusetts

Vital Recors to 1850 for Dover Mass.

Wallace Family

Weights, Money & Other Measures


Wilson Family Census Records

Wilson Books 1 & 2

(Contribution of books made by Peg Axlund, Jerri Bailey, Ken Bosworth, Judy Deeter, Janet Franks, Olive Fitzgerald, Shirley Frazier, Bev Long, Judith Mittleman, Betty McKenzie, Mildred Malmquist, Hope Leudtke, Louis Keith, M.V. DAR, Arthur Lygmont, Ruth Sheean, Pat Stafford, Betty Snyder, Bev Thornton, Mary Wood and Mission Viejo Friends of the Library.


The Library has been collecting some duplicates, and would like to offer them for sale. These are:

1. How to Locate Anyone Anywhere Without Leaving Home, by Ted Gunderson, $9

2. In Search of Your German Roots, 3rd Edition, Angus Baxter, $11.95

3. They Came in Ships, John Colletta, $9.95

4. In Search of Your European Roots, Angus Baxter. $16.95

5. In Search of Your British & Irish Roots, Angus Baxter, $16.95

6. Index to Will Books & Intestate Records of Lancaster Co PA 1729-1850, 2 copies, $8 and $10

7. PA Research, $5

8. Handy Book for Genealogists

9. Searching for Your Ancestors

10. The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy. $3

11. Simple & Vital Design - Story of the Indiana Post Office Murals,$5

12. How to Find Your Family Roots, $1

13. Otto Ping, Photographer of Brown County Indiana, 1900-1940, $5

14. Genealogical & Local History Books in Print (set of 3) $6

15. The source, $35

16. The Library, $30

17. 1920 Fed Pop Census, $2

18. Where to Write for Vital Records $1

19. Gen Research in England's Public Record Office; a Guide for North Americans, $5

50/50 UPDATE

Money has been collected for the following books and will be purchased this month:

Early Settlers of Maryland; Colorado Families; The Civil War CD -Rom; Virginia Rev. "Publick Claims", Index and Berkeley, Halifax, Orange, Shenandoah and Tazwell Counties; Mo Genealogical Gleanings, Vol 3.

We are asking donations to help pay half the cost of the following books.

An abstract of NC Wills, 1760 to 1800

Register of Early Settlers of Kings Co Long Island, NY, to 1700

Albany Co NY State Census in 1790

Abstract of NC Wills 1663-1760

Runaway Servants, Convicts & Apprentices

Advertised in PA Gazette, 1728-1796

Inhabitants of NH 1776

New England H & G Register, index of Persons, Vol 51 through 148

Early Planters of Scituate MA

Free African Americans of NC & VA

Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century

Vital Statistics of Seabrook NH 1768-1903

A REMINDER - The book committee would appreciate any suggestions for future purchases. We are committed to buying books that YOU can use in YOUR research, so give us some help in selecting books to be bought. Just talk with Janet, or Betty, or anyone of the volunteers working at the library.

The book committee would also like to again state their general purpose: to acquire materials useful to as many members as possible, preferably materials that contain vital records at the city, county, state, record which can be easily verified.


The 24-note melancholy bugle call known as "taps" is thought to be a revision of a French bugle signal called "tattoo" that notified soldiers to cease an evening's drinking and return to their garrisons. It was sounded an hour before the final bugle call to end the day by extinguishing fires and lights. The last five measures of the tattoo resemble taps.

The word "taps" is an alteration of the obsolete word "taptoo" derived from the Dutch "taptoe". Taptoe was the command - "tap toe!" - to shut ("toe to") the "tap" of a keg.

The revision that gave us present-day taps was made during America's Civil War by Union General Daniel Adams Butterfield, heading a brigade camped at Harrison Landing, VA., near Richmond. Up to that time, the U.S. Army's Infantry call to end the day was the French final call, "L'Extinction des feux". Gen. Butterfield decided the "lights out" music was too formal to signal the day's end. One day in July 1862 he recalled the tattoo music and hummed a version of it to an aid, who wrote it down in music. Butterfield then asked the brigade bugler, Olivier W. Norton, to play the notes and after listening, lengthened and shortened them while keeping his original melody.

He ordered Norton to play this new call at the end of each day thereafter, instead of the regulation call. The music was heard and appreciated by other brigades, who asked for copies, and adopted this bugle call. It was even adopted by Confederate buglers.

This music was made the official Army bugle call after the war, but not given the name "taps" until 1874.

The first time taps was played at a military funeral may also have been in Virginia soon after Butterfield composed it. Union Capt. John Tidball, head of an artillery battery, ordered it played for the burial of a cannoneer killed in action. Not wanting to reveal the battery's position in the woods to the enemy nearby, Tidball substituted taps for the traditional three rifle volleys fired over the grave.

Taps was played at the funeral of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson ten months after it was composed.

Army infantry regulations by 1891 required taps to be played at military funeral ceremonies.

Taps is now played by the military at burial and memorial services, to accompany the lowering of the flag, and to signal the "lights out" command at day's end. (Sea Breeze, American Legion, Newport Harbor Post 291 Newsltr, Jan 1998)


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