Saddleback Valley Trails

Vol 4 No. 9 Editor: Pat Weeks September 1997

South Orange County California Genealogical Society

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


Monthly Meetings are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month and are held from 10:00 AM to Noon at 27978 Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo, Ca., situated between Medical Center Drive and Hillcrest Drive. Visitors are always welcome.

Membership is open to anyone wishing to join. Membership fees are $20 per year, January 1 through December 31.

20 September 1997 Our speaker this month is Harry Drewry, whose topic of "Cemetery and Mortuary Records" appears to be a lively discussion of the effective use of these records for genealogical research.

18 October 1997 To be announced.

15 November 1997 Everett Ireland comes to our meeting with his tips on research in the Nation's capital, titled, "A View From Beyond the Beltway". At this meeting we will also be holding our annual election of officers for the year 1998.

20 December 1997 The annual holiday party and installation of officers for the upcoming year of 1998 will take place at this meeting.

Other Local Events

6 September 1997 At the German Research Association meeting, Dolores Semon will present new developments in German and Eastern European research. Besides research procedures in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Russia, Dee will discuss recent information including latest research tools, bibliographies and procedures for using the Internet. To be held 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM at Joyce Beers Community Center, Vermont St, north of University Avenue, San Diego. For further information contact 755-0544.

13-14 September 1997 The San Diego Gen Society holds their second annual Genealogical and Family History Fair, 9:00 5:00 p.m. each day, $5 donation to attend each day. This fair will be held at the Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley, San Diego.

27 September 1997 The North San Diego Co Gen Society's Fall Genealogical Seminar, presents "Doing Genealogy on the Internet" featuring Barbara Renick and Richard Wilson, 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 779 Pine Ave in Carlsbad. Admission fee of $15. Must have reservations. Call (760)723-0676.

12 October 1997 The Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society is hosting a Family History Fair to be held at the Art Gallery Room, Clubhouse 1, Leisure World, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m and will have experts there to help you with every part of your research. Of particular interest, there will be experts there to translate documents you may have written in Hebrew, German, Yiddish or Russian. If you are not a member of this society, or live outside Leisure World, contact Dorothy Kohanski so you will be able to enter the facility.

25 October 1997 Opening Day at the new Mission Viejo City Library.


We welcome the following new members to SOCCGS:

Mabel Hemphill
Lois Silva Ihrman
Barbara Rasmussen
Cynthia Daly
James G. Walker

Guests at our August meeting were Walter R. Anderson, Karen and David Miller, Jack Hackney, Virginia Robertson, Brian Davisson and Marie Ward.


The Mission Viejo Family History Center at 27976 Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo is again offering ten week genealogy classes beginning October 7. For further information and to register to attend, contact the FHC at (714)364-2742.


At this time, the new Mission Viejo Library is scheduled to hold Opening Day on October 25th. At our August meeting we sent around a sign-up sheet for members willing to volunteer on a regular basis once the genealogical section is open.

If you are interested in being a volunteer please contact Betty McKenzie or Janet Franks. Also, a reminder that any donations of small supplies, books, computer equipment, etc. are being accepted now, and are greatly needed to get our project of a genealogical research center available to the public. Betty can be contacted at <>


The early Los Angeles District Court and County Court records were moved to the Huntington Library in San Marino on 1 November 1996. These records are for 1850-79 and include all civil, divorce, probate and criminal records. Inquiries regarding indexing, copying or access to the case files should be referred to Mr. William Frank, Curator, The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino CA, 91108. The Library plans to create a computer database into which each of the 7,852 cases will be entered by case number, judge, plaintiff, defendant, date, subject headings, and deponents and others mentioned in any significant way. The database will be available to scholars, the Superior Court, and the public and will be a source for various printed indexes. (Bonnie Sell, WAGS newsletter Apr 1997 via FGS Forum, Summer 1997)


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From the Family Tree Maker Newsletter on the Internet comes this explanation of relationship terms:

A Cousin is someone in your family that has two of the same grandparents as you do. They are the children of your aunts and uncles.

A second cousin is someone in you family who shares one set of the same great-grandparents with you (remember, you have four sets of great-grandparents).

If a third cousin, that person shares one set of great-great grandparents. If a fourth cousin, they share a great-great-great-grandparent., so on and so on.

When the word "removed" is used, it indicates that two people are from different generations. You and your first cousins are in the same generation (two generations younger than your grandparents), so the term would not be used to describe first cousins. But, "once removed" indicates that there is a difference of one generation. For example, your mother's first cousin is your first cousin once removed. That is because your mother's first cousin is one generation younger than your grandparents, and you are two generations younger than your grandparents.

Twice removed means there is a two generation difference. Example: you are two generations younger than the first cousin of your grandmother, so your relationship to that person would be first cousins twice removed. (Ed note: Got that? We will be giving a quiz on this at our next meeting)


Seeking family of Hiram Norton and wife Cynthia Eggleston who lived Tustin CA in 1907 and Santa Ana, Orange Co CA when the 1910 census was taken. Both born around 1855 in Illinois. Cynthia was the dau of Richard Eggleston, grand-dau of Alpheus Eggleston. Will gladly share research of the ancestors of Cynthia which are seven documented lines of direct descent back to the Mayflower, including Plymouth Governor William Bradford, John and Priscilla Alden, and Pilgrim Elder William Brewster. Ms. Jeannie A. Winter, 1429 Shadywood Rd., Norfolk, VA 23513, <


SOCCGS Member Willis Wyant

My start down the endless road of kin-hunting was in 1939, when a brother of my late great grandfather came to visit my folks home in Sandusky County, Ohio.

The George/Barbara Wyant Family reunion was held at my folks farm home in 1940 and then again in 1941. Mae Brunner, a cousin from Toledo. Ohio, put out two papers, one with addresses, the other with information on the George Wyant family.

After the death of my aunt, Elizabeth Wyant Pugh, my aunt Grace Wyant gave me several old papers, one was about a national Lybarger reunion that was held in Madley Bedford County, Pa. In 1970 my wife, my sister, and I drove to Bedford County PA to visit the old Lybarger church cemetery, park and farm where the old Lybarger reunions were held in the late 1920's. Those reunions lasted for three days.

I joined genealogical clubs plus subscribed to the Genealogical Helper, where I put in ads, looking to exchange family information. This proved very successful, as I received lots of information from several of my lines.


Coming to America took:

In 1824, 68 days from Rotterdam to Baltimore

In 1832, 58 days from Breman to Baltimore

In 1834, 44 days from Breman to Baltimore

In 1843, 66 days from Breman to New Orleans.

In 1854, 47 days from Le Havre, France to New Orleans.

From 1867 to 1890 most sailing ships used steam auxiliary engines on days when there was little or no wind. However, sailing ships remained in service and their fares were often lower than the faster steamships. In 1893, a steamship made its trip from Ireland to New York in only 10 days. (Fox Valley Gen Soc., Winter 1996 via Lycoming Lineage, sent in to us by Mel)

at the Los Angeles Public Library
as of February 1996
Compiled by Barry Silver. From the Newsletter of the Jewish Gen Society of Los Angeles
These city directories are available
in the History Department of the Main Branch, Downtown Los Angeles Library

Akron, OH 1903-1935
Albany, NY 1861-1935
Albuquerque NM 1904-1935
Alton, IL 1901-1935
Amarillo, TX 1903-1935
Ann Arbor, MI 1902-1935
Ansonia, CT 1881-1935
Appleton, WI 1884-1934
Ashville, NC 1902-1935
Astoria, OR 1902-1934
Atchison, KS 1860-1934
Atlanta, GA 1861-1935
Atlantic City, NJ 1902-1935
Auburn, GA 1862-1935
Augusta, GA 1902-1935
Augusta, ME 1867-1935
Austin, TX 1903-1935
Bakersfield, CA 1906-1935
Baltimore, MD 1861-1935
Bangor, ME 1864-1935
Barre, VT 1902-1935
Bath, ME 1867-1880
Battle Creek MI 1901-1935
Beaumont, TX 1903-1936
Belleville, IL 1901-1935
Bellingham, WA 1902-1935
Benton Harbor, MI 1902-1934
Biddeford, ME 1902-1934
Billings, MT 1901-1935
Binghamton, NY 1902-1935
Birmingham, AL 1888-1935
Boise, ID 1901-1935
Boston, MA 1861-1935
Brattleboro, VT 1901-1935
Bridgeport, CT 1862-1935
Bristol, CT 1882-1935
Brocton, MA 1874-1935
Brookline, MA 1868-1934
Brooklyn, NY 1861-1934
Buffalo, NY 1861-1935
Burlington, IA 1902-1935
Burlington, VT 1861-1935
Cambridge, MA 1861-1931
Camden, NJ 1863-1931
Charleston, SC 1861-1934
Charlestown, MA 1864-1874
Chattanooga, TN 1861-1935
Chelsea, MA 1861-1935
Chester, PA 1902-1929
Chicago, IL 1861-1923
Chillicothe, OH 1902-1934
Cincinnati, OH 1861-1935
Clarksburg, WV 1905-1935
Cleveland, OH 1861-1935
Clinton, MA 1902-1935
Colorado Springs CO 1902-1935
Columbus, GA 1906-1934
Columbus, OH 1861-1935
Concord, NH 1902-1935
Cortland, NY 1902-1935
Covington, KY 1861-1932
Dallas, TX 1861-1935
Danbury, CT 1885-1935
Davenport, IA 1861-1881
Dayton, OH 1871-1935
Denver, CO 1861-1935
Des Moines, IA 1861-1935
Detroit, MI 1960-1935
Dover, NH 1865-1935
Dubuque, IA 1867-1901
Duluth, MI 1884-1935
East Providence RI 1901-1936
Elizabeth, NJ 1883-1901
Elmira, NY 1861-1901
Enid, OK 1905-1935
Erie, PA 1861-1935
Evanston, IL 1882-1935
Evansville, IN 1861-1934
Everett, WA 1901-1935
Fall River, MA 1861-1935
Fargo, ND 1902-1934
Fond du Lac, WI 1903-1934
Fort Wayne, IN 1861-1935
Fort Worth, TX 1861-1936
Fresno, CA 1904-1935
Galveston, TX 1866-1935
Geneva, NY 1901-1935
Gloucester, MA 1869-1936
Grand Junction & Mesa Co CO
Grand Rapids, MI 1861-1935
Great Falls, MT 1903-1935
Green Bay, WI 1903-1935
Greenboro, NC 1903-1935
Hamilton, OH 1902-1936
Harrisburg, PA 1861-1935
Hartford, CT 1861-1935
Hastings, NE 1903-1935
Haverhill, MA 1860-1935
Holyoke, MA 1882-1901
Honolulu, HI 1902-1936
Houston, TX 1882-1935
Hudson, NY 1862-2935
Indianapolis, IN 1861-1935
Iowa City, IA 1901-1934
Iowa State 1901-1923
Ithaca, NY 1903-1935
Jacksonville, FL 1902-1935
Jersey City & Hoboken, NJ
Joliet, IL 1861-1935
Kalamazoo, MI 1902-1935
Kansas City, MO 1861-1935
Keene, NH 1871-1935
Kenosha, WI 1903-1935
Kingston, NY 1864-1935
Knoxville, TN 1869-1935
Lafayette, IN 1867-1935
Lancaster, PA 1903-1935
Laramie, WT 1908-1935
Leadville, CO 1882-1901
Leavenworth, KS 1862-1934
Leominster, MA 1883-1935
Lexington, KY 1861-1935
Little Rock, AR 1861-1935
Livingston, MT 1904-1935
Logan, UT 1904-1936
Long Beach, CA 1907-1935
Long Island, NY 1864-1872
Los Angeles, CA 1872-1942
Louisville, KY 1861-1935
Lowell, MA 1861-1935
Lynn, MA 1863-1935
Madison, WI 1866-1935
Manchester, NH 1861-1935
Mansfield, OH 1881-1935
Marietta, OH 1902-1936
Medford, MA 1902-1930
Memphis, TN 1861-1935
Meriden, CT 1872-1881
Miami, FL 1904-1935
Middletown, CT 1868-1934
Middletown, NY 1905-1935
Milford, MA 1901-1934
Milwaukee, WI 1861-1935
Minneapolis, MN 1861-1935
Mobile, AL 1861-1935
Moline & Rock Island, IL
Moline IL 1901-1935
Montana State 1861-1882
Montgomery, AL 1880-1901
Muscatine, IA 1889-1900
Nashua, NH 1864-1935
Nashville, TN 1860-1935
Nevada State 1861-1882
New Albany, IN 1903-1936
New Bedford, MA 1865-1934
New Brunswick, NJ 1901-1933
New Hampshire State 1902-1921
New Haven, CT 1861-1935
New London, CT 1863-1935
New Orleans, LA 1861-1935
New Rochelle, NY 1903-1934
New York, NY 1861-1935
Newark, NJ 1861-1935
Newburgh, NY 1868-1935
Newburyport MA 1902-1936
Newport, RI 1882-1935
Newton, MA 1868-1881
Norfolk, VA 1861-1935
Norristown, PA 1902-1935
Norwich, CT 1882-1935
Oakland, CA 1861-1935
Ogden, UT 1890-1935
Oklahoma City OK 1902-1935
Omaha, NE 1861-1935
Orlando, FL 1915-1935
Oshkosh, WI 1868-1934
Oswego, NY 1861-1935
Ottawa, KS 1903-1933
Paterson, NJ 1861-1935
Pawtucket, RI 1867-1935
Pensacola, FL 1903-1934
Peoria, IL 1861-1935
Petersburg, VA 1901-1935
Petoskey, MI 1903-1935
Philadelphia, PA 1861-1935
Phoenix, AZ 1903-1935
Pittsburgh, PA 1861-1935
Pittsfield, MA 1902-1935
Pocatello, ID 1901-1935
Portland, ME 1861-1935
Portland, OR 1861-1935
Portsmouth, NH 1860-1934
Poughkeepsie, NY 1862-1935
Providence, RI 1861-1935
Quincy, MA 1868-1881
Racine, WI 1902-1935
Raleigh, NC 1903-1935
Reading, PA 1861-1933
Richmond, IN 1901-1935
Richmond, VA 1861-1935
Riverside, CA 1905-1934
Rochester, NY 1861-1935
Rock Island, IL 1901-1935
Rockford, IL 1902-1935
Rome, NY 1903-1934
Sacramento, CA 1861-1935
St Joseph, MO 1902-1935
St Louis, MO 1861-1935
St Paul MN 1863-1935
St Petersburg, FL 1914-1935
Salem, MA 1861-1935
Salt Lake City, UT 1861-1935
San Antonio, TX 1861-1935
San Diego, CA 1903-1935
San Francisco, CA 1861-1935
Sandusky, OH 1860-1878
Santa Barbara, CA 1904-1935
Savannah, GA 1861-1934
Schnectady, NY 1860-1935
Scranton, PA 1861-1935
Seattle, WA 1861-1935
Sioux City, IA 1884-1935
Sioux Falls, SD 1902-1935
Somerville, MA 1869-1881
Springfield, IL 1860-1935
Springfield, MA 1861-1935
Springfield, OH 1902-1935
Stamford, CT 1881-1935
Steubenville, OH 1902-1934
Stockton, CA 1902-1935
Syracuse, NY 1861-1935
Tampa, FL 1903-1935
Taunton, MA 1861-1935
Terre Haute, IN 1901-1934
Texarkana, AR 1904-1934
Toledo, OH 1861-1935
Topeka, KS 1861-1935
Trenton, NJ 1867-1935
Troy, NY 1861-1935
Tucson, AZ 1902-1935
Tulsa, OK 1909-1935
Utica, NY 1861-1935
Vicksburg, MS 1906-1935
Waco, TX 1886-1935
Washington, DC 1861-1935
Waterbury, CT 1902-1935
Watertown, WI 1907-1934
Watertown, NY 1902-1935
West Palm Beach, FL 1915-1935
Westbrook, ME 1902-1934
Westerly, RI 1894-1935
Wheeling, WV 1882-1934
Wilks-Barre, PA 1882-1935
Williamsport, PA 1866-1934
Wilmington, DE 1861-1935
Woburn, MA 1868-1881
Worchester, MA 1861-1935
Yonkers, NY 1902-1931
York, PA 1902-1936
Zanesville, OH 1901-1936

Bored and in need of a chuckle?

Then some day when nothing is going right at the National Archives, read p 158, Greenville Twp,. Darke Co Ohio, 1860, M653 Roll #956. Just keep your fingers crossed that you don't find a relative there! (Discovered by Judy Deeter one dull day.)


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