Use city directories to find ancestors


TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Genealogical Society has a treat for those interested in genealogy. The Monday, February 14 meeting will feature Jean Wilcox Hibben, national speaker, author, storyteller and genealogist. The subject of his presentation is “Municipal directories: more than address books”.

His presentation is a methodology lecture that will show how to use various techniques to locate ancestors in city directories. This information will also be useful in using the 1950 US Census and its enumeration districts; the 1950 census will be available on April 1.

The monthly meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the community hall B of the Ronald

H. Roberts Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Rd, Temecula. Guests are always welcome. For those who prefer to attend from the comfort of their own home, Zoom is available for this hybrid meeting.

In addition to a program of monthly meetings and a newsletter covering a wide variety

of information related to genealogical and genealogical research, the TVGS offers

monthly special interest classes on topics such as understanding and using your DNA results, family history research practices for beginners, and inspiration for writing family history as stories for current generations and future. For more information about TVGS and the many resources it provides, visit

Submitted by the Temecula Valley Genealogical Society.


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