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  • Neal Graffy to Present "They Came, They Saw, They Shelled"
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    Neal Graffy to Present "They Came, They Saw, They Shelled"

    Following the Society’s annual membership meeting to approve next year’s budget and elect Board members, the ever-popular Santa Barbara local historian Neal Graffy will give his presentation, "They Came, They Saw, They Shelled." On February 23, 1942, at 7:15 pm, a submarine sitting off the coast shelled the Ellwood Oil Field near Goleta. Just two months and sixteen

  • How to Use eBay, Etsy, and Other Shopping Sites for Family History
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    How to Use eBay, Etsy, and Other Shopping Sites for Family History

    Your family treasures could be waiting to be found on popular online sales and auction websites like eBay, Etsy, Craigslist, and others. While many people use sites like these to find collectibles at a reasonable price, they can also be used to enhance your family history research. In this session, you will learn how to locate family heirlooms using effective search strategies, how to work with sellers, and how to make a purchase or participate in an auction. Additionally, you will learn how to use these sites as a family history research tool… without spending a dime!

  • 1950 Census Party at the Sahyun Genealogical Library
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    1950 Census Party at the Sahyun Genealogical Library

    The Santa Barbara County Genealogy Society will host a public open house and 1950s-themed costume event to celebrate the April 1 release of the 1950 Federal Census data.

    This is a free event and will feature food and fun! We’ll have hot dogs, treats from the 50s, games, a photo display, and memorabilia from the mid-century.

    The bash will take place on Sunday, April 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sahyun Genealogical Library, 316 Castillo St. in Santa Barbara.

  • SBCGS January Webinar: Getting Started in Genealogy
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    SBCGS January Webinar: Getting Started in Genealogy

    The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society is pleased to welcome professional genealogist Kelli Bergheimer to the Society's monthly meeting on Saturday, January 15. Kelli will present tips on how to get started in genealogy, how to organize what you know, and tools for success such as pedigree charts and family history software, where to go, and how to avoid common assumptions that can lead you astray.

  • French-Canadian and Acadian Genealogy
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    French-Canadian and Acadian Genealogy

    The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society is pleased to welcome professional genealogist Judy Nimer Muhn to the Society's monthly meeting on Saturday, November 20. From extensive experience in researching the founding families of Canada, Judy's "French-Canadian and Acadian Genealogy" session includes information about online research resources, key social media help areas, and the fundamental tools of this elaborate and well-documented group of people.

  • Think Like an Archivist: Finding Genealogy Records in Archives
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    Think Like an Archivist: Finding Genealogy Records in Archives

    Think Like an Archivist: Finding Genealogy Records in Archives helps researchers find original records in US and international archives. Whether you had famous ancestors or not, a rich variety of genealogical primary sources in archives are waiting to be found for your family history research. Discover and use online archival portals and finding aids, essential tools to locate hidden genealogical gems in archives.

  • Ghostly image of two local actors portraying historic Santa Barbara community members at Goleta Cemetery
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    Picnic in the Cemetery with SB County Genealogical Society

    As the Genealogical Society continues celebrating Family History Month, community members are invited to attend a Picnic in the Cemetery and Live Historical Presentation on Saturday, October 23 at 10:30am.

    Local actors Betsy J. Green, Neal Graffy, Leslie Roby Ervin, E. Bonnie Lewis, Alfred Smith, and Mark McDonald will portray Goleta Cemetery residents William N. and Ann Stronach Hendry, Ralph Paulin, Stella Haverland Rouse, Joseph Sexton, and Miles Lane. Following the presentation, a picnic lunch will be provided on the patio at Grace Gathering Church.

  • Family History Month Open House Flyer
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    Family History Month Open House and Student Art Exhibit

    October is Family History Month, and the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society is pleased to welcome community members to an Open House and Student Art Show on Sunday, October 3 from 1-4pm at the Sahyun Library.

  • Santa Barbara African American Exhibit and Italian Immigrant Exhibit Now Open

    Santa Barbara African American Exhibit and the Santa Barbara Italian Immigrant Exhibit by the Genealogical Society is now open to in-person visitors