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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  

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