Saddleback Valley Trails

Vol 5 No 12 Editor: Pat Weeks December 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 Mission Viejo Family History Center Institute Building, 27978 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo CA, situated between Medical Center Drive and Hillcrest Drive. Visitors are welcome. Membership is open to anyone wishing to join. Yearly membership fees are $20 per calendar year for individuals, $25 for joint memberships

19 December 1998 Our Annual Christmas meeting with installation of officers for the upcoming year will be held on this date. We would appreciate any member volunteering to bring cookies and snacks. Please contact Janet if you can help us out. Hope to see you at this meeting.

16 January 1999 Our first meeting of this new year will feature Dr. Willard Blankenship who will discuss medieval records. Dr Blankenship is President of the South Coast Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

20 February 1999 Program for this meeting will be announced.

25 September 1999 SOCCGS 2nd all-day Seminar, featuring guest speaker, classes, prizes, mark your calendar now and plan to help us make it a big success


30 January 1999 "Seeking Clues to Your Irish and Scottish Ancestors", a seminar to be hosted by the Orange County California Genealogical Society, with Judy Wight as guest speaker. Begins at 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Huntington Beach Central Library. If registering before December 1st the cost is $32, if afterwards, cost is $40.. A Gaelic lunch will be offered for $6.50.

27 February 1999 The Annual Whittier Area Genealogical Society Seminar will be held on this date. The guest speaker is John Philip Colletta, whose topic is "They Came to America, Where Are the Records"Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. To be held at the Masonic Lodge, Greenleaf Ave at Mar Vista, Whittier. For more information, contact Iris at (562)941-6371.

12-13 June 1999 Southern California Gen. Society Genealogical Jamboree at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena CA.

Meet your new Board of Directors:

President, Judy Deeter
Vice President, Rich Faber
Treasurer, Ruby White
Recording Secretary, Jeanne Barrett
Corresponding Secretary, Iris Graham

You are probably already acquainted with this new Board for we are a small group, and a most friendly assemblage. Besides, these are people who have been very active and have given a good share of their time in the past to promote and aid in the growth of our society and the collection at the MV Library. Now, it is time to ask all members to please help by volunteering for some of the projects to help this new Board carry out the expert past performances of this society.

I think it needs to be said, and said, and said, Thank you Janet Franks, for your devotion to our cause and your countless hours to organize our library collection. Also a large "bravo" to our librarian, Betty McKenzie. Those two members have performed miracles! Their efforts will be a continuing benefit to this community for many years to come.


Big plans are afloat for the January safari! The San Diego Genealogical Society will open its' library for a day for our safari group. They are making special efforts to give us the preferential treatment and we need to know how many are planning to join the group for the day. Date is January 27th, 9:30 a.m. sharp at the Institute Bldg parking lot. Bring a sack lunch and lots of enthusiasm! Contact Shirley Fraser or Janet Franks and let them know if you intend to join the group that day.


There are four new series of microfilm now available at the local National Archives. These are:

A3361 Register of Citizens (1943-19470 and Alien arrivals (1936-1949) by Aircraft at San Francisco CA. 2 rolls

A3363 Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels arriving at Ventura CA, May 1929-Dec 1956, 1 roll

M1503 Index and Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Roma TX, March 1928-May 1955, 5 rolls

M1504 Manifests of Alien Arrivals at San Luiz, AZ, July 1929-Dec 1952, 2 rolls


One of our contributions to the Library holdings this month is a valued acquisition/but not one we can freely use. Margi Bonney gave the library Vols 4, 5, 7 and 8 of the American State Papers, the land claims hearings that decided legal claim to the original holders of lands in the states of FL, AL, MO., LA. TN, KY, WI, IL, hearings that had to be held so that the west could be opened up.

These books, printed in 1860 were falling apart, so were being discarded. Margi is like most of us, can't stand seeing a book just thrown out in the dumpster, so she rescued them and held onto them for quite a few years. When she asked me if we would like these falling apart books I immediately said "yes, definitely".

Now what we will do with them, I don't know, They are too frail to use. But, all of these books have been microfilmed and they can easily be researched at our MV local family history center! Index is titled "Grassroots of America", microfilm #6051323. Land claims, 1789 to 1837 are on rolls 0908743 thru 0908750. These are on long-term loan at MVFHC. Here is a sample of what you may find.:

Vol 6, p 732, April 29, 1833. Charlot Boyer (Charles Boyer) made deposition that he lived at Old Mines since 1801 and is 83 years old. Also testified that Charles Robert, nephew and John Portel resided on property since early 1800s.

John Boullier, curate of St Joachim church, in his deposition stated that he was well acquainted with Charles boyer and wife, and knows they have 97 children and grandchildren, nearly all residing on that part, which according to the number (of the Old Mines Concession lots) is said to belong to them.


Two classes, Beginning Genealogy, and Research and computer Use will be offered free of charge at the Mission Viejo FHC and will commence February 2nd. If interested call and make arrangements to attend. 364-2742


It was the first day of census, and all through the land;
The pollster was ready.....a black book in hand.
He mounted his horse for a long dusty ride;
His book and some quills were tucked close by his side.
A long winding ride down a road barely there;
Toward the smell of fresh bread wafting up through the air.
The woman was tired, with lines on her face,
And wisps of brown hair she tucked back into place.
She gave him some they sat at the table;
And she answered his questions....the best she was able.
He asked of her children.....Yes, she had quite a few;
The oldest was twenty, the youngest not two.
She held up a toddler with cheeks round and red;
His sister, she whispered, was napping in bed.
She noted each person who lived there with pride;
And she felt the faint stirrings of the wee one inside.
He noted the sex, the color, the age...
The marks of the quill soon filled up the page.
At the number of children, she nodded her head;;
And he saw her lips quiver for the three that were dead.
The places of birth she "never forgot";
Was it Kansas? or Utah? or Oregon... or not?
They came from Scotland, of that she was clear;
But she wasn't quite sure just how long they'd been here.
They spoke of employment, of schooling and such;
They could read some....and write some...though really not much.
When the questions were answered, his job there was done;
So he mounted his horse and rode toward the sun.
We can almost imagine his voice loud and clear;
"May God bless you all for another ten years."
Now picture a time's now you and me;
As we search for the people on our family tree.
We squint at the census and scroll down so slow;
As we search for that entry from long long ago.
Could they only image on that long ago day;
That the entries they made would affect us this way?
If they knew, would they wonder at the yearning we feel;
And the searching that makes them so increasingly real.
We can hear if we listen the words they impart
Through their blood in our veins and their voice in our heart.
Author Unknown


1. A Genealogical Record of Descendants of William Palmer of Hampton NY, by John Calvin Palmer.
2. Air Command Fighters & Bombers of WWII by Jeffrey Ethell
3. Kalendar Hlasatel in Czechoslovakian
4. Moravan in Czechoslovakian
5. Caronina Families, by Donald M Hehir
6. Tennessee, Family Histories and Genealogies, by Donald M. Hehir
7. Marriage Records of Accomack Co VA 1776-1854, by Nora Turman
8. Ship Passenger Lists, National and Northeast., 1600-1825, by Carol Boyer
9. Ship Passenger Lists, NY by Carl Boyer
10. Ship Passenger Lists, the South, by Carl Boyer
11. Ship Passenger Lists, PA & DE, by Carl Boyer
12. FTM Marriage Bundle, 12 CDs
13. FTM State Index, Upstate NY 1685-1910, cd #160
14. FTM Genealogical Records, NY 1685-1825m cd #238
15. FTM World Family Tree Super Bundle II, Vols 8 - 12
16. FTM World Family Tree Super Bundle III, Vols 13-17
17. FTM CD Land Records, AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790-1907
18. FTM -CD Soutnern Genealogies #1, 1600-1800
19. Heritage Books - CD, The VA Genealogist, Vols 1-20
20. FTM CD Revolutionary War Soldiers & Sailors, 1775-1782
21. Fauquier Families, 1759-1799 (VA) Tax & Tithable Lists, Marr Bonds, & Minute, Dee and Will Books & Others, by John P. Alcock
22. MD Records, Col, Rev, Co and Church, from Original Sources, by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, Vol 1 & 2
23. Early Ohio Settlers, Purchasers of Land in SW Ohio, 1800=1840 by Ellen & David Berry
24. Abstracts of NC Wills, by J. Bryan Grimes
25. Roster of SC Patriots in Amer Rev. by Bobby Moss
26. Soldiers, Sailors and Patriots of RW, Maine, by Carleton & Sue Fisher
27. Soldiers, Sailors and Patriots of RW, Vermont, by Carleton 7 Sue Fisher
28. Nova Scotia to 1867, by Leonard H. Smith
29. Mason Co WV Marriages, 1806-1915, by Julie Hesson
30. Person Co NC Marriage Records 1792-1868 by Katherine Kendall
31. Guide to Historical Records of OK, revised edition, by Bradford Koplowitz
32. Early Records of GA, Wilkes Co, Vol 1 & 2, by Grace Davidson
33. Provincial Families of MD, Vol 1 by Vernon Skinner
34. VA Publick Claims, Spotspylvania, by Janice Abercrombie
35. Records of Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and NY, Marriages from 1639-1801, by Samuel Purple
36. Rhode Island Passenger Lists, by Maureen Taylor
37. Delaware Bible Records, Vols 2-6 by Donald Virdin & Lu Verne Hall
38. Vital Records from ME newspapers, 1785-1820 by David Young, Vols 1 & 2
39. Abstracts of Augusta Co VA Death Registers, 1853-1896 by Margaret Reese
40. Botetourt Co (VA) Marriages, 1770-1853, Vol 1 & 2, John Vogt and T. Wm Kethley
41. Pioneers of MA by Charles Pope
42. Shenandoah Valley Pioneers & Their Descendants, A History of Frederick Co VA, by T. K. Cartmell
43. 7000 Hudson Mohawk Valley (NY) Vital Records, 1808-1850 by Fred Q. Bowman
44. American Place Names of Long Ago, by Gilbert S. Bohn
45. NE Hist. & Gen Register, Vol 152, #606, 607 1998
46. Life & Letters of David Coit Scudder, Missionary in Southern India, by Horace E. Schdder
47. John Hart, The Biography of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
48. Cry of the Eagle, History & Legends of the Cherokee Indians, by Forest C. Wade
49. Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Year Book 1961
50. Commemorative History of the Presbyterian Church in Westfield NJ 1728-1928, by Wm K. McKinney
51. Descent of John Nelson & His Children,, by Temple Prime
52. Ida S. Scudder of Vellore, by Pauline Jeffrey
53. On Journey, by Vida Dutton Scudder
54. A Chronology of the Stallnaker Family in America, by Cecil E. Stalnaker
55. Journal of William Scudder
56. Ancestry of Carol Rose Colburn by Ken Bosworth
57. French Canadian Contribution to Willing the American West, by Donald Chaput
58. 1830 Washington Co MO census abstract, by Patricia Weeks
59. Ancestry of Jane Whitehead, by Ken Bosworth
60. 1850 US Census, Boyle Co. KY, by Dr. John F. Schunk
61. Casey Co KY Census for 1810-1820-1830-1840 by Patty Black
62. 1850 Casey Co. KY by Dr. John F. Schunk
63. Kentucky Military Pensioners. , 1818-1840
64. Old Photograph Collection, List #1, by Judith Allison Walters
65. Allison-Scruggs, More old Photographs and Letters, by Judith Allison Walters
66. Historical & Genealogical Records of West Central Ohio, CD, Heritage Books
67. Vital Records of Three Burned Counties, B, M, & D. of King and Queen, King William and New Kent Counties VA 1680-1860, by Theresa Fisher
68. Early Settlers of Indiana's "Gore" 1803 to 1820, by Shirley K Mikesell
69. Irish Emigration to New England through the Port of St John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-to 1849, by Daniel F. Johnson
70. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Charleston, 1820-1829
71. Virginia Carolorum; The Colony Under the Rule of Charles the First and Second, manuscripts and documents of the Period, by Edward D. Neill.
72. Native American Director, Vital Records of ME, MA, RI, CT, NY and WI, by Lorraine Rainwaters Henry.
73. Map Guide to American Migration Routes 1735-1815 by William Dollarhide
74. Kidd Family by Lawrie and Joann Kidd
75. American State papers/Public Land Claims, Vols 4,5,7.8, US Congress
76. Using Maps in Genealogy, US Dept of the Interior
77. VA/WV Husbands & Wives, Vol 1, by Patrick G. Wardell
78. Family History Made Easy by Loretta Dennis Szucs (is this an oxymoron?)
79. Marriage Notices from Washington Co NY Newspapers, 1799-1880 by Mary & Edward Jackson
80. Death Notices from Washington Co NY Newspapers, 1799-1880, by Mary & Edward Jackson
81. Washington Co NY Vital Records: 1847-1849 by Laura Hulslander
82. Washington Co NY Poor House Accounts, by Laura Hulslander
83. Supplement to Vital Records of Washington Co NY 1847-1849
84. Huguenots Migration, by Abram Elting Bennett
85. The English Ancestry & Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers, by Charles Edward Banks
86. Huguenot Pedigrees, Vol 1, by Charles Lart
87. English Origins of the "Mary & John" Passengers, by Ann Hansen
88. Huguenot Heritage, The History and Contribution of the buguenots in Britain, by Robin Gwyan
89. Sources for Indian Genealogy in Michigan, Family Trails, Vol 2, 1969
90. Genealogical Helper, Jan-Aug 1998
91. Queen City Heritage, Journal of Cincinnati HS, vol 51 \32/3, 1993, Vol 52, #1,2,4; Vol 54, #1 1996
92. KY Kinfolk, Vol 11 #4 1995; Vol 12 1-4 1996; Vol 13 #1-4 1997; Vol 14 #1-3 1998
93. Bluegrass Roots, 1990 Vol 18 thru Vol 25 #1 1998
94. NGS/CIG Digest (Nat Gen Soc/Computer Interest Group, Vol 8 #1-5 ´1989; Vol 9 #1-6 1990; Vol 10 #1-4 1991; Vol 11, #1, 3 1992
95. OCCJS Journal, Vol 35 #1 Apr 1998
96. Nexus, Vol 15, #3-5 1998
97. Forum, Vol 1 #4, 1990 Vol 2 #1-3 1990
98. Clan MacLeod Magazine, Vol 6 #35, 1970, Vol 6 #36, 1971
99. MO Hist Review, Vol 92, #3, 4 1998, Vol 93
100. The Highlander, Vol 36 #1
101. STLGS Quarterly, Vol 30 #3, 1997, Vol 31, #2 & 3 1998
102. LA Roots, Vol 4 #2 & 3, 1998
103. The Searcher, SCGS, Vol 35, #5,7-11
104. Reflections of Icaria, Vol 1 #5 1998
105. Sleeper News, a Q. newsletter on Washington Co NY, Vol 6 #3 1998
106. Ancestry, Vol 16 #5, 1998
107. Gen Helper, Sept/Oct 1998
108. Gen Computing Vol 18 #2, 1998
109. Websters New World Dictionary
(The previous library acquisitions were either purchased by SOCCGS with book fund monies, or donated to the library. We wish to thank the following persons for contributing to the library: Margaret Axlund;Janet Franks; Pat McCoy; Jude Deeter; Ken Bosworth; L. W. Keith; Judith Mittleman; Pat Weeks.; Norris J. Cole, Mary Ellen Lytle, Margi Bonney.Harry Drewry, and Christopher Kringle


1. Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century by Julia E. Mercer
2. Genealogies of PA Families, Vol 1 & 2 from PA Gen Magazine
3. FTM Passenger & Immigrations Lists Index, 1538-1949, CD
4. Duke of York Record, 1646-1679
5. WI Early French Habitants, by Jo Bartels Alderson
6. Vital Records of York ME, by Lester MacKenzie Bragdon.
7. MO Genealogical Gleanings Vol 3
8. Inhabitants of NY 1774-1776 by Thomas B. Wilson
9. Colorado Families: A Territorial Heritage by Colorado Genealogical Society
10. Deaths Recorded in St Paul, MI, City Directories, 1888-1910, by Stina B Green

Pacific Region - 2400 Avila Road, Laguna Niguel California

Introduction to CD ROM Census Indexes - January 13, repeats July 7

Introduction to Genealogical Resources - January 27, repeats march 3 & June 23

Introduction to Military Genealogical Resources - February 10, repeats May 12

Introduction to African-American Genealogy and Resources, February 24

Introduction to Ship's Passenger Arrival/Naturalization Resources - March 31, repeats June 9

Introduction to Hispanic Genealogy and Resources - April 14

Introduction to NARA (and other) resources on the Internet - April 28, repeats May 26 and July 21

Reservations are required (949)360-2641. There is a $5.00 per person/per workshop charge to cover the cost of handouts. All workshops are conducted on Wednesday mornings, begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and last approximately two hours. If you make reservations and then are not able to attend, please call and cancel so the staff can make room for others, for these workshops are very popular.


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