Discussed a bit at this meeting were the uses of Advanced Google Search and Google Maps from a Legacy Family Tree webinar by Thomas MacEntee.
In addition, lots of genealogy news and tips were discussed (see web links below).
The refreshments were provided by Harriet Hoffman (drinks), and Faith Burgwinkel (who made delicious, and never-to-be-forgotten macademia nut bread pudding).
Pearl Blanding grew from birth in Madison Lake, Minnesota in 1892 to spend a year or two in Sibley, Georgia and Palm Beach Florida as a child, to eventually landing by train with her family in Los Angeles, California in 1903. Post cards, land records, marriage and divorce records, news paper articles, and mysterious notes and photographs helped mold an interesting story of the life of Pearl, the fearless female in Donna's life.
---Fold 3 Military Records www.fold3.com (Subscription site with free areas such as War of 1812 pension records)
---California Digital Newspaper Collection: http://cdnc.ucr.edu (free)
---California Death Index 1940-1997 – www.Ancestry.com (subscription)
---Maps: Google Earth (free) and Family Tree Maker software (purchase).
---Don Blanding – Aloha, Don BlandingCollectors Society. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aloha-donblanding/
---Maureen Taylor, photo detective: http://www.maureentaylor.com
---YouTube genealogy videos: www.youtube.com/user/ancestrycom , www.youtube.com/user/GenealogyGems , www.youtube.com/user/DearMyrtle
--Who Do You Think You Are … on cable channel TLC
|Madademia Nut Bread Pudding by Faith Burgwinkel|
|Harriet Hoffman, Fa'aki and Kurt Richter, and Stan Yon enjoying the meeting|