I just received my Family Tree Magazine Dec2011 and I was thrilled to read about California Genealogical Society & Library (CGS)- Oakland CA. A big congratulations to the California Genealogical Society and Library, this is really a big honor for the Society. (page 20-26)
"Well-Stated" Trace your US ancestors from sea to shining sea with these 75 great state websites.
IThis is a excellent article to help researching around the country.
The articles states, "In selecting this year's best state websites for genealogy, we were on the lookout for databases where you can look for a relative's name. Many of the 75 sites (at least one per state) have indexed, and in many cases, you can even view images of original records. We salute the efforts of these state archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies - and even a few ambitious indivduals - for making genealogical and historical information available online...............
California has two listings............
California Digital Newspaper Collection (cdnc.ucr.edu) access more than 5 millin California newspaper articles from 1846 to 2009
California Genealogical Society and Library ..... (californiaancestors.org) Click the Databases tab to search more than 350,000 records - including voter registers, probate records, cemetery records and more - in the California Names Index for free. If your ancestor's name appears, you can order a copy of the original record for $10. Members have online access to San Francisco church records and newspapers. (if you have California research this could be a very helpful resource)
posted by Sandra Gardner Benward for Following Friday