Californianos: Early California Settlers’, with Pamela Meeds Williams, California Genealogical Society & Library, Saturday, 11. May 2019

 Californianos: Early California Settlers’
Pamela Meeds Williams
May 11, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pamela will provide Information and Resources for finding early California ancestors.

I am an 8th generation native Californian.  My 5th great grandfathers Josè Manuel Gonzales and Claudio Alvires arrived in the spring of 1776 as members of the Anza Expedition. 
 I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo.  I attended San Francisco State during the days of anti-war demonstrations.  I was a member of the first class of women hired by the San Francisco Police Department. After retiring from the police department, I graduated from JFK University School of Law and passed the CA Bar exam.   
I became interested in genealogy in the 1990s, when I noticed on my great grandmother's headstone that she was born in 1867, and wondered where she came from.  In pre-internet days research involved legwork. I obtained a copy of her death certificate, and discovered that my great great grandmother, Maria Encarnacion Duckworth Romo was born in 1838 in Monterey, Alta CA.  I then learned of an organization for descendants of pre-statehood California ancestors.   I applied and joined Los Californianos, where I learned that my ancestors were among the original settlers of Alta California.  For several years I served as the genealogist, reviewed new applications, and helped people do research to discover their early California ancestors.
I have recently discovered that I am a direct descendant of Mayflower families, Royce, Calkins, and Fuller.  Many new ancestors to be discover.
My husband, Michael and I have been together over 40 years, and have two grandchildren in San Luis Obispo.

Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early. 
CGS members enjoy free admission.
Non-member admission fee is $30.00* and can be applied towards a new one year CGS membership the day of the class.
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*Seminar fee is non-refundable.


Californianos: Early California Settlers’, with Pamela Meeds Williams

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