Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society’s Sahyun Library to Reopen August 3

The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Modern society is delighted to announce that the Sahyun Library is reopening on Tuesday, August 3, next about a 12 months-long closure thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Someday we’ll glimpse back again on this COVID 12 months as a minor interruption in our life,” said Modern society Board Co-President Art Sylvester, “but in the small time period, it has been a great disruption in the procedure and companies our Sahyun Library presents for our genealogical culture associates.” 

Though Modern society meetings and genealogical shows were furnished on the internet by means of Zoom around the past year, members are searching ahead to collecting in particular person and assisting every other and the neighborhood with investigation. “I have a ton of thoughts and hints from my genealogy get the job done during this pandemic,” explained Board Co-President Bob Basen. “I can rarely hold out for the Sahyun Library to open to request these answers – and to see some aged pals who can aid me.” 

The Sahyun Library residence was donated to the Modern society in June 1998 by the loved ones of Dr. Melville Sahyun, a local clinical pioneer, to be used as a library for relatives background investigate. The Library now incorporates in excess of 17,000 genealogy linked goods, Santa Barbara County school yearbooks, and a massive assortment of newsletters and journals from genealogical societies all in excess of the United States and overseas. The Library also provides computer stations for genealogical exploration, with subscriptions to on the net sources this sort of as Ancestry.com, Fold3.com (military services documents), GenealogyBank.com (newspapers), and extra.

Membership in the Modern society is just $40 a 12 months for an individual, and rewards involve access to Library pcs and membership internet sites, research assistance from Library volunteers and coaches, and subscription to Modern society publications Tree Suggestions (monthly publication) and Ancestors West (a quarterly publication that includes articles about genealogy and household history). The Society also hosts regular conferences showcasing guest speakers and shows from genealogy professionals, and several group occasions through the yr.

The Sahyun Library is situated at 316 Castillo Street in Santa Barbara. Commencing August 3, the Library will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Understand far more about the Culture and how to come to be a member at https://sbgen.org.