Welcome to the New SRVGS Website
The San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society (SRVGS) was organized in 1985 with the idea of providing resources, assistance and educational opportunities in a social environment that would allow its members to successfully research their ancestry. To fulfill these goals the society offers monthly meetings with speakers presenting topics covering various aspects of genealogical research. It publishes a monthly newsletter to keep our membership informed of the latest happenings. It offers several Special Interest Groups (SIGs), where members with common interests can meet and discuss their specific areas of research. It provides resources ranging from a large selection of reference books, conveniently kept at the Danville Public Library, to information on local genealogical libraries. It also offers classes for the beginning researcher and those interested in genetic DNA. All this is done within a community of like-minded individuals ready to encourage and assist others and to share their experience.
At Our Next General Meeting
January 21, 2020
DOCUMENT REPAIR AND RESTORATION
PRESENTED BY KAREN ZUKOR
The presentation will address how to assess paper artifacts that are in need of proper storage and/or repair. Discussion will talk about the characteristics of paper and how it ages; how to identify existing or potential damage, and how to frame and present those items in an archival manner. Participants are welcome to bring items that they are concerned about and Karen will offer suggestions for each.
Karen Zukor has been a paper conservator in private practice for 40 years. Her work encompasses a full range of artifacts on paper, from the 15th century up to contemporary pieces. She has been responsible for many collections including fine art, archival material, maps, historic currency and rare books both in private hands and in institutions. Her studio is involved in the repair and preservation of damaged items but all provides information for archival display, housing and storage. Karen has trained both pre and post program conservation interns for over 30 years and lectures widely to the general public
(See our scheduled line-up of speakersand other eventds at our Events page ).
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
SRVGS has had a number of Special Interest Groups over the years in addition to the half dozen that now meet monthly. We encourage members to start their own SIG meetings on topics they are interested in, as a way of learning by teaching. The SIGs come and go, over the years but we promote them and they are a vital part of our Society. There have been SIGs on Macintosh, Azores Research, Using Computers and the Internet, RootsMagic and more. If you are interested in a topic, not currently covered please volunteer to lead the group and we will publicize and arrange for a place to meet.
Our newsletter is published monthly, except for August and December. In it you will find information on our next speaker, a summary of the last speaker's presentation, the date and location of the current month’s Special Interest Groups, educational opportunities available in the local area, a list of webinars you can access from your home computer and other timely notices of genealogical interest. You can look through this month's newsletter or browse the newsletter archive.
We have a public Facebook Page where comments from club officers and visitors are made. Usually the posts are helpful genealogy tips that can be acknowledged and commented on. Join us in educating our genealogy community.