CENTRAL COAST PIONEER FAMILIES. Two Volumes. Compiled by Barbara Bruce Cole.
Softcover, 2 vols., 2009, 8.5" x 11",
Illus., Index, 624 pp.
► 88 Pioneer Surnames
► 2470 Related Surnames
The publication of California
Central Coast Pioneer Families offers researchers an
unprecedented opportunity to acquire a comprehensive collection of
many pioneer family histories published originally in the Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society & Library Quarterly,
from 1977 to 2004. This two-volume work, compiled by Barbara Bruce
Cole as the principal researcher, along with other contributors,
provides the lineage and history of 88 pioneer families, and the
connections of over 2500 families. Of equal importance, the
publication of this work marks the first time these family history
articles have been completely indexed!
► Meticulously Sourced.
Barbara Cole placed verified sources
within her charts. With the exception of those who married into
these interrelated pioneer families, later groups migrating into the
area were not included in her original research. This substantial
body of work reflects Barbara Cole's vision and dedication to the
genealogy of early settlers of our Santa Maria Valley and adjacent
areas of San Luis Obispo County.
With this publication, family
connections can be cross-referenced using an extensive Index of
cousin names. Standard charts are spiced with the author's gentle
humor in the commentary and actual newspaper articles. The
interconnections are amazing to read.
► National Interest.
Many of the pioneers were farmers
traceable back to earlier Midwestern censuses. From 1968 to 2004,
the Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society & Library Quarterly
published extensive findings by Barbara Cole and others. An
inherent value of reprinting the results together is reflected in
the broad appeal to foremost genealogy archives and libraries which
subscribed to the SMVGS Quarterly. We continue here with
Barbara's original intent of publishing her book.
About the Compiling Author:
Barbara Bruce Cole was born in
and graduated from the
Her adult life was spent in
as wife of a writer, later instilling the importance of the past to her beloved
grandchildren. In addition to being
Ye Editor of the
Quarterly, Barbara also oversaw
SMVGS's publishing of local newspaper abstracts, cemetery listings, and mortuary
ISBN 10: 1-59641-186-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-59641-186-9