Sunday, August 23, 2009

Back to "School" Clean Up Day!

Our ancestors were often called upon to pitch in and perform a little community maintenance on the "one room" school or civic center or library.

This coming Saturday, August 29th, is your chance to experience that worthwhile endeavor at the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society's Sahyun Library at 316 Castillo St.

The doldroms of summer are over and the new "Academic Year" of research is upon us. Time to clean windows, replace light bulbs, re-affix fallen signs, identify items for a garage sale (or E-bay) and generally get ready for a new season of research and new visitors.

Jim Friestad, our major domo of the Library's facilities, will be the leader for the day's work details. Rumor has it that Marj Friestad, who knows that a happy belly and caffeine makes for a productive worker, will ensure we're be supplied with....something yummy.

Lots of hands will produce quick, yet satisfying, results! Contact Jim ( if you have an area of expertise; otherwise just show up at 9:00 a.m. this next Saturday (August 29th) at the Sahyun Library (316 Castillo St) and experience the joy -- and sugar rush -- of a community cleansing...there may even be tunes!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Simi Valley Ladies Research in the Sahyun Library

Five researchers, members of the Genealogy Group of Simi Valley Senior Center, spent the day on Friday, August 13, 2009, researching in our Sahyun Library. Ethel brought her handy portable scanner to scan pages of books rather than photocopying them. Regina, a member of the SBCGS, researched on our computers using the Internet. Sondra, Kathy and Judy pulled many books off the shelves. They promised to return soon to put in some more time in the stacks.

There were several librarians on staff that day to assist the visitors------ Jan and Mary, Dorothy, Ruth, and Marnie in the morning, and Connie and Dorcas in the afternoon.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Friday August 14 ~ 6 - 10pm "Sleepless at the Sahyun"

We had so much fun last month, we're doing it again!

No "Amazing Chase" this time (it is August, after all) but we will have Pizza, munchies, soft drinks, tea, and best of all....collegial fellow genealogical enthusiasts to offer a hint or two, and celebrate your breakthroughs with you!

Bring someone who is just beginning in their roots quest and we'll help them get started on those pedigree charts, family group sheets, or a tutorial on Internet genealogy.

Or for you experienced -- but stymied -- researchers bring a few GWs (or maybe a Benjamin!) and enter the raffle for a chance to win a dedicated one hour of Research Assistance with our own Janice G. Cloud, a renowned genealogist that we are so lucky to have in our midst.

Given our cramped space and the dearth of computers, we're limiting space this time. (Good thing we're expanding our library!) So, you'll need to RSVP to Diane Sylvester as spaces are limited:

Or call 967-1742.

See you this Friday for another "Sleepless at the Sahyun"!