Exploring genealogy at SIR #53
Wednesday November 27th 2019 -
Katherine J. Rinehart, an author and expert in genealogy, will explore the details and techniques of genealogy at the Nov. 27 luncheon of Sons in Retirement Branch #53 at Oakmont’s East Recreation Center.
Many Americans whose families arrived in the United States more than two generations ago often have sketchy or no information about their ancestors. Rinehart will discuss the science of genealogy and how to learn more about families.
Rinehart has worked in the Sonoma County Library’s Sonoma County History and Genealogy Department since 2002. In addition to managing an important special collection, she oversees the Sonoma County Archive. She received an MA in History from Sonoma State University in 1994 and has worked in various positions in the fields of cultural resource management and historic preservation for the past 21 years. She is the author of Petaluma: A History in Architecture, an occasional contributor to the Press Democrat and is proud to be a Petaluma Good Egg.
Branch #53 meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the East Rec Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr. A social hour starts at 11 a.m. with luncheon at noon catered by A La Heart Catering. Any Oakmont man interested in attending this presentation and/or membership should contact Dave McCuan at 539-3028. Ladies are welcome at 1 p.m. to hear the speaker.