UPDATE: The correct date is Sunday, October 25, 2009!
Calling all Southern California genealogists and family history enthusiasts (well, even cemetery fanatics)! Here’s something to do this weekend that might interest you. Even if you can’t attend, this looks like a fun even that most genealogical and historical societies could adapt to their own local cemeteries.
The Corona Genealogical Society of Corona, California is holding its 14th Annual Sunnyslope Cemetery Stroll this Sunday, October 25, 2009.
The organizers have passed this info on to us:
We have had so many themes is the past. We portrayed people who lived on Grand Blvd. , shop keepers, churches in early Corona, and early trustees of the cemetery to name a few. This year we are portraying Civil War soldiers that are buried in Sunnyslope. Surprisingly some are from California.
Most people do not associate California with the Civil War, but the state played a very important part. Some regiments were assigned to protect the Overland Mail routes. Other regiments got gold to the East to keep the Union effort going.
Researching for the Stroll uses every genealogy skill I ever learned. From pouring through newspapers, searching census records, ordering military papers to interviewing knowledgeable people that can provide information to add life to the research. The history of our ancestors and our town can often be found in the cemeteries!
And if you have a genealogy blog based in the Inland Empire or Southern California region, think about spreading the word on this great event!
© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee