Sunday, March 4, 2012

Conejo Valley Genealogists on Field trip to the Sahyun Genealogical Library

A group of genealogists from  the Goebel Center Genealogy Group from Conejo Valley brought 31 individuals on a Research Field trip to the Sahyun Library last Wednesday, Feb.29th.  (also one very young researcher - Baby Aurora)  Her mother, Kathy Wittes organized the trip and worked with our own Marsha Martin to plan the day. 

They were at the library by 9:30 am and stayed until 3:00 closing.  What a wonderful sight to see practically every chair in the main room filled with researchers!  They utilized every room we had and availed them selves of all of our resources including the computers, scanners, our book collection, the Surname and Locality files and especially loved the CD collection. Even the Patio tables and chairs were utilized for a quick snack and lunch.
Working with Marsha to assist our visitors were Kristin Ingalls, Dorothy Oksner, Diane Sylvester and Kathie Morgan.  President Mary Hall stopped by to do some finance work and ended up staying to help with the group as well. 
All in attendance were just amazed at our "new" facility.  The individuals who had been here previously just could not believe the amazing transformation.  Also Bill Hurley a researcher with this group shared with us the results of some research he has been doing concerning Revolutionary military men that were from Weymouth, Mass.  He has left some materials that will be available for us to review including pictures of A monument in Weymouth erected to members of the military that served in all wars.  The visitors were thrilled with their visit and the group made a very generous contribution to our library.   They  are already looking forward to their next field trip here!