This week’s blogging prompt is the State of California. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to California. If you don’t have any connections to California, find a California resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 8/4/2013 – 8/10/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.
Raymond Leslie Sanders is my first cousin twice removed. He was born in New Britain, Connecticut on February 12, 1903. He was one of two children os Herbert Ephrain Sanders and Gertrude Stowe.
He was married on September 13, 1923 to Mary Goodwin in a double wedding ceremony with his father. The ceremony was his fathers second marriage. The marriage took place in Millerton, Dutchess County, New York. They went on to have three children.
By 1930, he and his growing family moved from the east coast of the United Staes to Los Angeles, California. He died in Lodi, California in May 1974. He is buried in Cherokee Memorial Park in California.
A few California Genealogy Links
- California Genealogical Society and Library
- California Historical Society
- California State Library
- California State Archives
California Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank