Temecula Valley Genealogical Society

Our Mission

To provide the community a society that encourages and stimulates interest in genealogical research, by providing a forum to exchange genealogical information and research guidance.                       

What's New in October!

TVGS Open House
Saturday October 8th
10:00am - 2:00pm
Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
Friday, October 14th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Priest and the Choir Girl Revisited: Searching for Family in an Endogamous Population
Zoom & Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public LIbrary 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
Kathy Fernandes
This presentation chronicles efforts to learn about the family of Joao Inacio da Silva who was a foundling born in 1861 in the Azores, an island group in the Atlantic Ocean west of Portugal. The geographic isolation of the islands has resulted in an endogamous population where relatives share more DNA than expected, reducing the applicability of standard methodologies and calling for the exploration of alternative analytic approaches. This presentation reviews the original research conducted in 2017 that describes how these techniques were applied and what was learned about Joao’s family and the accuracy of a family story about the identity of his parents. This presentation also reviews additional analyses conducted in 2021 that confirm and extend the results from the original research.
for zoom access
Whether you are starting over on your tree, verifying your work or just beginning to build a tree we are here to offer helpful resources and guides.
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New to genealogy?
Looking for a place to get the basics?
Let’s get Organized….FOR REAL this time!!
Friday, October 28
Let’s get Organized…. FOR REAL this time!!
Organizing your genealogy research can be a daunting task. We will explore pitfalls, options and new ideas for keeping track and organizing all of our valuable documents, photos and research collections.
Join us
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Zoom and Community Rm, Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
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October 1-6, 2022
Tag der Deutschen Einheit
(Unity Day in Germany) and German-American Day in the US