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      University of California Bancroft Library Field Trip in Berkeley

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      July 25, 2019

      Thursday  10:00 AM

      The Bancroft Library, University of California
      Berkeley, California

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      University of California Bancroft Library Field Trip

      University of California Bancroft Genealogy Library Field Trip Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. noon   (This is a CGS Members only trip.) The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. It is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States. It's collection of 600,000 print volumes, and millions of manuscripts and photographs is unrivaled in its coverage of the Western America and early California: the Spanish era, Native Americans, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, and more.   Join Lorna Wallace for a CGS Members Onlytalk and tour of the Bancroft Library. If you haven’t used the Bancroft Library recently or wonder what the Bancroft might have for you, the Library websites provide excellent overviews   A Library employee will show us examples of the types of artifacts that may be of interest to researchers of California and the West and answer questions about how to use the facility for research.    Please register through EventBrite, above. NOTE:Registration closes July 18, 2019.   Participants will meet at the Bancroft Library. More details will be sent the week prior to the trip. Public transit or carpools are encouraged.For library location, driving directions, and public transit information click   location, directions, and transit.   Prior to entering the library, all participants will be required to pre-register onlinewith the Bancroft Library. This will be covered with the registered participants the week prior to the field trip.   Space is limited to 15 Attendees.Please do not sign up if you are not serious about attending. There will be a Wait List, if necessary.  Lorna Wallace is a 4th generation Californian.  Her ​first California ​ancestor​ came to San Francisco in 1859 and was a partner in a successful boot and shoe company . By the time she started a family, she became obsessed with sorting out the tangled web of all the second cousins and great aunts while there were still some family elders to help her.  Her mother, uncles, maternal grandparents and great-grandfather all attended UC Berkeley. ​Her ancestors came from all over the British Isles, some in the early colonial times and others in the19th century. Others were from Denmark (the island of Bornholm).  A native of Berkeley​, she graduated from San Francisco State (CSU) with a BA in Psychology and Speech.​ Her other volunteer experiences have mostly focused on environmental issues and child educational enrichment.  She joined CGS in 1994 spurred by an interest in joining the Book Repair committee​​. She later joinedthe Desk Volunteerswhich she oversaw for several years​​. ​​She especially enjoys helping beginners get on the right track with their research. ​​ Contact Lorna Wallace with questions at   REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early.  CGS members - we are asking $10 which the Bancroft library charges CGS.. This is a CGS members only event. You may join CGS now. Register early to confirm your attendence for this trip.    PAYMENT OPTIONS: Credit card  payments will be processed by Eventbrite.  *Seminar fee is non-refundable.

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