22 February 2013

APG - Northern California Field Trip - Join Us!

Long time no blogging.  Well I am back and have some great news for members of APG who live in Northern California.  We have scheduled our first field trip of the year and we'd love to have you join us.  We are meeting at the Yolo County Archives at 11:00 am.  After the tour we usually try and have lunch together somewhere close by.  

The Yolo County Archives is pleased to host members of the Association of Professional Genealogist for a tour on Saturday March 2, 2013 from 
11am to 2pm. The following is the tentative agenda:

11am -11:15am Welcome/Greetings/Sign In

11:15am – 11:30am Overview of Archives and Records Center

11:30am – 12:30pm In-depth Tour of Archives and Records Center

12:30pm – 12:35pm Break

12:35 – 1:30pm Research a group topic as an example

1:30pm – 1:45pm Q/A

1:45 – 2pm Final Thoughts

You will not need to bring anything. You will be given pencils to use 
and an informational packet. The only item you may want to 
collectively provide is a research topic specific to Yolo County and 
or a Yolo County Pioneer.

Yolo County Archives
226 Buckeye St.
Woodland, Ca 95695

From their website:

Yolo County’s collection of archives is extensive, ranging from original tax records to old newspapers. Among the gems are Yolo County court records of probates, wills, civil cases and criminal cases from 1850 to 1960 – a collection so comprehensive and so representative.  Some of the most interesting and beautiful archives are the original grant line maps from the transition of Mexican to American governance in the 1850s, hand drawn on linen, with pictures of orchards, rocks, trees, and houses as markers. Prior to 1848, the Mexican government had granted most of the county’s land. After the U.S. took possession of California these grants were required to be confirmed by a Board of Land Commissioners and then surveyed.