Friday, October 2, 2009

Family History Month Kick-off Event

It's Family History Month in Santa Barbara County!
America, A Nation of Immigrants

Newly arrived immigrants, Cari and Lydie - with official Ellis Island Health Inspection documents - welcomed members and guests of the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society to a Family History Month Open House at the Sahyun Library, on Wednesday, September 30.

And, what an afternoon it was! The official City of Santa Barbara proclamation was read by Mayor Marty Blum and presented to President Art Sylvester.

Joining Mayor Marty Blum in congratulating SBCGS was Eric Friedman, Supervisor Salud Carbajal’s aide.

Members and guests had the opportunity to look up ancestral information using the Society’s research resources, enter the name of their immigrant on the Wall of Honor, and listen and enjoy Irish music and stories by the musicians of Foggy Dew: Gary Jensen, Willie Quinn, and Aoife Quinn.

Guests enjoyed platters full of heritage cookies and
pitchers full of homemade lemonade.

We especially recognize and honor our hard working volunteers who made the event a huge success.