Thursday, September 13, 2012

Santa Barbara: 40th Anniversary Open House

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Received this late yesterday from the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society. Please address all inquiries to

October is Family History Month / SB Genealogical Society 40th Birthday

Santa Barbara, CA – September 13, 2012

October marks Family History Month and the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society is celebrating in a big way with a month long list of events and classes.

At the same time the Society is celebrating its 40th birthday. Starting 40 years ago with an ad in the local paper that brought out about 27 interested people, the society has grown to be the largest of its type between Los Angeles and San Francisco with over 600 paid members and boasts a 7000 square foot library with over 25,000 offerings, The Sahyun Genealogical Library located at 316 Castillo St. in Santa Barbara is an incredible local resource for anyone interested in learning more about their family history and is staffed with friendly, knowledgeable volunteers who can help experts and novices alike to find their roots and add leaves to their family tree.

A two day open house is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 10am-3pm and Sunday October 14, 10am-1pm. The Public is invited and there will be tours, classes, and refreshments.

In addition to the open house, Family History Month is filled with a full schedule of classes, special interest groups, tours, lectures and demonstrations. A calendar of events can be found at the Society web site by
clicking here.

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