San Mateo County Genealogical Society's Blog featuring society events, projects, meeting notes and other items of relevance to genealogists.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Rogue Valley Genealogical Society - Genealogy Week Sept 18th

All classes are FREE to everyone, Saturday Seminar is $45 for members and $55 for non-
members. To register, go to rvsglibrary.org > Programs & Classes menu.

See our web calendar for more details. All classes and the seminar are via Zoom.
Registration closes the day before each event. Registrants will receive a Zoom link via
email the day before. RVGS




Friday, July 23, 2021

Remembering Ruth

Ruth was the consummate genealogist.  Her research (and her proofreading) were impeccable.  She volunteered to proofread our entire new SMCGS website and picked up broken links and typos that even our webmaster missed.  She was also responsible for much of the cataloging that went on at our library.  

When Ruth joined the British Interest Group she was researching her Carwithen ancestors of Devon.  But every time I went into an obscure site to look for this family I would run up against "you should contact a researcher in California named Ruth Sattherthwaite".  I guess she was famous among the Carwithen researchers.  And it was a joy to have someone in the group looking in 16th & 17th century England.



Ruth was also a writer of family stories and apparently a cook (see photo).  She was there at our first Genealogy in the Park gathering in June, and brought stories and deviled eggs to share. We had such a good time, and it was a blessing to have her with us.  


Ruth Satterthwaite, a long-time member of SMCGS, passed away recently.  We would like to have an article in our next newsletter with people’s remembrances of her. Do you have memories that you would like to share? If so, please send them to newsletter-team@smcgs.org.  
💐
mm

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Barry Hinman 1940-2021



Barry Elmore Hinman was born at Palo Alto and grew up in Redwood City. After graduating from Sequoia High School, he attended the University of Santa Clara (now Santa Clara University) and went on to graduate school at Princeton University. After 12 years in Paris, France, where he became head of the language section of a company training people for jobs in tourism, he returned to Redwood City and went to work in the Stanford University Libraries. He retired from there as Special Collections Librarian for Cataloging Emeritus and has since devoted his time to pursuing his genealogical interests, having published articles in The California Nugget, The National Genealogical Society Magazine, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register and The American Genealogist.

Barry, a long-time member of SMCGS, passed away recently.  We would like to have an article in our next newsletter with people’s remembrances of him. Do you have memories of Barry that you would like to share? If so, please send them to newsletter@smcgs.org.  
💐
mm