Monday, July 21, 2014

The Marin Journal March 15, 1883

The following is abstracted from the Marin Journal.  The Marin County Genealogical Society has published a series of books with abstracts from the paper from 1861 through 1890.  Each book has a full name index.  If you are interested in researching your ancestors in these publications, please contact Cathy Gowdy (cylgowdy at aol dot com). 

March 15, 1883

Local Intelligence

Mme. Fourgeaud died in San Francisco last week.

Mr. G.W. L'Amoureaux had gone to Mojave Country.

Hon. C. Washburne has taken Col. Saunder's cottage, and will probably become a permanent resident of San Rafael.

The remains of J.W. Upton and G.W. Stinson were exhumed on Pt. Reyes last week, and brought to Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery.  Mr Upton died in 1872, yet strange to say, his appearance was as life-like as when he was buried.

The will of the late Mr. David L. Phillips is filed for probate.  The amount of the estate in CA., is estimated at about $200,000.  Half is given to the widow, $5,000 to each of the 6 children at majority, and the remaining half , less these bequests, to be equally divided among the children when the youngest becomes of age.


Source: Schwab, Carolyn, compiler. Newspaper Extracts From The Marin Journal, San Rafael, Marin County, California, January 6, 1881 to December 25, 1884. Marin County Genealogical Society. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2003.

Friday, July 18, 2014

NEHGS Comes West: Navigating New England & New York Resources

From California Genealogical Society:

NEHGS Comes West:  Navigating New England and New York Resources!

Presented by The New England Historic Genealogical Society and The California Genealogical Society.

When:  Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Berkeley

The EARLY BIRD deadline is July 31st.

We are so fortunate that we have such a great relationship with NEHGS that they are willing to bring their programs to us in the Bay Area.

I hope you will spread the word and share with other New England researchers.

Price:  Early Bird Registration (by July 31, 2014):  $65.00 - Registration (after July 31, 2014):  $75.00.

The information flier is attached to download, complete and mail to CGS.

Click here to register today online, or you can go to:  http://tinyurl.com/nyc97zc

Click here to download the flier.

If you have any questions, Please feel free to contact: 

Jane Knowles Lindsey

California Genealogical Society

www.CaliforniaAncestors.org

jlindsey@CaliforniaAncestors.org

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Marin Journal January 25, 1883

The following is abstracted from the Marin Journal.  The Marin County Genealogical Society has published a series of books with abstracts from the paper from 1861 through 1890.  Each book has a full name index.  If you are interested in researching your ancestors in these publications, please contact Cathy Gowdy (cylgowdy at aol dot com). 

January 25, 1883

Probate Court

Joseph Hoxie vs. Warren Dutton, administrator of Mary Cross, E. Eden appointed guardian of minor heir

Estate of Pembroke S. Farmen, Administrator T.J. Bowers discharged

Estate of W.H. and Susan A. James, minors, Annual account of J.W. Atherton, guardian, allowed and settled

Estate of Thomas McCune, Order for sale of Real Estate

Superior Court

Divorce Granted - Benjamin Eggleston vs. Hannah Eggleston




Source: Schwab, Carolyn, compiler. Newspaper Extracts From The Marin Journal, San Rafael, Marin County, California, January 6, 1881 to December 25, 1884. Marin County Genealogical Society. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2003.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Follow MCGS on Twitter!

President Sierra Pope has started a Twitter account for MCGS! Be sure to follow MCGS on Twitter. You can find MCGS here: @MarinGenealogy

Monday, July 7, 2014

Next MCGS CIG Meeting

MCGS COMPUTER INTEREST GROUP MEETING

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic: The Genealogy Cloud - What is this "Cloud" all about and how can I use it? - Presented by Gene Pennington

Location: Villa Marin, 100 Thorndale Drive, San Rafael - The Meeting will be held in the Auditorium, which is to the left and down the hall from the entrance.

Villa Marin has wireless Internet access! If you have a laptop, iPad, Tablet, or SmartPhone with Wi-Fi, you can bring it with you so you can follow along with the presentation. Note these devices are optional and are not necessary for you to attend our presentations.

Contact Gene Pennington if you need more information.

These meetings are free to the public.

Visit the MCGS website to see the 2014 schedule, topics, locations and directions.

The Marin Journal December 7, 1882

The following is abstracted from the Marin Journal.  The Marin County Genealogical Society has published a series of books with abstracts from the paper from 1861 through 1890.  Each book has a full name index.  If you are interested in researching your ancestors in these publications, please contact Cathy Gowdy (cylgowdy at aol dot com). 


December 7, 1882

Obituary

On Point Reyes, November 15, 1882, G.W. Stinson, father of A.H and N.H. Stinson of this county.

He was born in New Jersey, October 6, 1799, and moved to Michigan in 1847.  In November of 1869 he made a journey to California, to visit his son Nathan, and returned to his home in June of the following year, with health much improved.  He again visited California in 1875, and returned in May 1876.  He came to this state the third time, arriving November 7, 1882.

He was taken sick on the 10th, and died on the 15th, at the house of his son Amos.  He had been with his sons but a few hours more than one week before death took him from them.  It was 6 o'clock Tuesday evening when he arrived, and he died at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning of the following week.  His age was 83 years, 1 month, and 9 days, and he leaves an aged wife at his home in Fentonville, Michigan.

The attendance at the funeral was large, every ranch on the Point being represented at the schoolhouse where the services were held.  The neat and pleasant schoolhouse of the Point was arranged with white drapings about the desk, and just in front was a raised platform of white, upon which the coffin rested.  Vines and flowers tastefully disposed showed that in this last sad tribute to the dead, there was much sympathy from the people.

The remains were interred in the Pt. Reyes cemetery.  While the body was being lowered to its rest, "Rock of Ages" was softly sung, and then the beautiful burial service of the M.E. Church was read.


Source: Schwab, Carolyn, compiler. Newspaper Extracts From The Marin Journal, San Rafael, Marin County, California, January 6, 1881 to December 25, 1884. Marin County Genealogical Society. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2003.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

NO MCGS CIG Meeting This Month

NO CIG Meeting this month.

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact Gene Pennington () if you need more information.

Visit the MCGS website  to see the 2014 schedule, topics, locations and directions.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Marin Journal September 28, 1882

The following is abstracted from the Marin Journal.  The Marin County Genealogical Society has published a series of books with abstracts from the paper from 1861 through 1890.  Each book has a full name index.  If you are interested in researching your ancestors in these publications, please contact Cathy Gowdy (cylgowdy at aol dot com). 


September 28, 1882

Tomales Notes

Mr. Hewitt Not Married

Our Olema correspondent last week mentioned a rumor that a wedding had taken place the parties being Mr. George Hewitt and a lady living at Olema Station.  The rumor was mere idle gossip, without any foundation in truth.  Perhaps it was just as well to give it publicity, as the only means of setting the matter right.



Source: Schwab, Carolyn, compiler. Newspaper Extracts From The Marin Journal, San Rafael, Marin County, California, January 6, 1881 to December 25, 1884. Marin County Genealogical Society. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2003.