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Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County, CA., Inc.
P. O. Box A
Modesto, CA  95352-3660
(209) 526-5009
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Officers Publications Special  Notices, Events & Meetings 4 Generations Chart Newsletter
--- Next General Meeting on January 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM --- Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ---  

Purpose of the Society

  • To bring together people with a mutual interest in genealogical research.

  • To inform, instruct and educate members in the techniques of research.

  • To increase the genealogical holdings of the Special Collections Room at the Stanislaus County Free Public Library and acquire other materials for community use in the form of reference books, microfiche and microfilms.


Membership Benefits

2015 Officers


meets every third 
of every month
(except July & December)


Trinity United Presbyterian Church
    1600 Carver Road.
    Modesto, 95350

7:00 PM

Business & Program 
at every meeting

Membership Application

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  • Programs
  • Workshops/Seminars    
  • Newsletter
  • Assistance at the Stanislaus County Free Public Library Special Collections Room 1st Monday each month
  • Free Queries
  • Surname Registry - See Research below
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Bus Trips
  • Salt Lake City Trips
  • Family Tree DNA Discount Program



Detailed benefit information

Bev Johnson

1st Vice President
Sharon Hawley-Crum

2nd Vice President
Pamela Atherstone

Recording Secretary
Marge Scheuber


Jay Mirza


Directors at Large:

Past President:
Lewis M. Ruddick

2015 Standing Committee Chairs:


Ellen Reesh

Audit: Jeff Wells
Budget: Jay Mirza
ByLaws Bev Johnson
 4 Generations Chart: Donna Burleaud
Corresponding Secretary/ Sunshine:: Judith Welch
Membership: Maybelle Allen

Memorial Day:

Jennifer McDonald / Dale Thompson
Mentor: Janet Lancaster / Marilyn Belleville
Newsletter: Lewis M. Ruddick
Planning: Bev Johnson
Program: Sharon Hawley-Crum
Publicity: Ellen Reesh
Queries: Charles Tieman
Refreshments: Jackie Niemeyer
Registrar: Dorothy Winke
Research & Publications: Millie Starr
Research Trips: Vicky Wolff / Cleda Lane
Research Trip - Salt Lake City Lisa Bruk
Seminars & Workshop: Pam Atherstone
Special Collections Room: Marilyn Belleville
Social Media Angela Kraft
 Greeter Cyndi Bray

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Stanislaus County Page Coordinator
Lewis M. Ruddick

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Four (4) Generations Chart

Charts instruction sheet

Click above for printable Pdf forms

Stanislaus County Cemetery Files

The Stanislaus County Library, Special Collections Room has a large number of old county records on microfilm.  Volunteers from the Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County volunteer their help at this location and will also answer research queries without charge.  Send queries to:

GSSC Queries
P. O. Box A
Modesto, CA  95352-3660


CAGenWeb Stanislaus County website 

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Civil War Veterans of Stanislaus County Website

Every Name Index to History of Stanislaus County by George Tinkham 1921

          Large PDF file (171 pages) and it loads slowly

Wood Colony Cemetery (on-line publication)

Stanislaus County Cemetery Files (Tombstone Project)

Stanislaus County Cemetery Descriptions and Burial Permits

Stanislaus County Abstracts of Probates 1901 - 1911 w/index

Stanislaus County Coroner Reports 1883 to 1927

St Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Register Modesto 1880 to 1921

    Presented here courtesy of Don Sanford and St. Paul's Episcopal Church

"Early Records of Stanislaus County" by Myrtle Dix



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GSSC Books

All GSSC Books have been Sold and we thank you.  If you need a look up in a GSSC book Carolyn Kerr has graciously offered to take queries.

Questions?  Call Carolyn Kerr at (209) 656-8128 or email rtk@inreach.com.

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Updated 11-30-2015

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