23 members in were in attendance to hear Richarad Finn speak about Civil War Veterans who lived in the greater Tri-Valley area (from Alamo down to Sunol and from Dublin/Pleasanton to Altamont). He is very active with genealogical and historical societies in the Tri-Valley area. One fact he mentioned was that Danville was a hotbed of the Confederacy. He recommended using “Footnote.com”. Other sites recommended were “Find a Grave”, “Interment.net”, ”CA Pre-1905 Records at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cabf1905/, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War at http://suvcw.org/, National Park Service website on the Civil War at http://witd.nps.gov/cwss/index.html, Alexander Street Press at http://alexanderstreet.com/, and Cyndi's List http://www.cyndislist.com/.
This was also our first meeting with a new time and format. We began the general meeting promply at 7 PM with some announcements:
Following the announcements was the new "Teaching Moment."
Refreshments served - general genealogy chat ensued, followed by the speaker.
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