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Friday, March 16, 2012

March Meeting
Date: Saturday, March 17 | 10:30 am
Topic: Los Shenanigans
Speaker: Linda Lorda

On St. Patrick’s Day come hear how Linda Lorda has uncovered the shenanigans* of early Californians...

Linda Lorda is a Professional Genealogist with a 25-year research background in Early Hispanic California, particularly the Carrillo Family, including Fitch, Pacheco, Vallejo, and Mallagh descendants.

Linda specializes in the use of genealogy to find living persons. www.americanfamilydetective.com
*Shenanigan: trickery, underhand action, intrigue. First used in Gold Rush California. Possible origins: Irish, sionnachuighm, meaning “I play tricks”, or Spanish, chanada, meaning “trick or deceit”.

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