Lake Elsinore Genealogy Meeting to Feature Menifee History

Elinor Martin, president of the Menifee Valley Historical Association, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society, set for this Thursday, Feb. 13.

The meeting will take place from 1-3 p.m. at the Wildomar Libary in the community room.

Martin will be discussing the history of the Menifee Valley. She was raised in Menifee and in Canyon Lake. Her family ran the fishing resort. Martin has been contributing to a series of books entitled "Images of America," co-authoring with Betty Bouris the first book of the series on Menifee Valley. The second book on Canyon Lake will be out next month.

This series is made up of pictorial books with text.Martin will be discussing these books. She and her husband Don are retired and live in Canyon Lake.

The Lake Elsinore Genealogical Society (LEGS) Business and Program meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of each month except July and August from 1-3 p.m. at the Mission Trail Community Library, 34303 Mission Trail, Wildomar (located between Bundy Canyon and Palomar at Canyon Drive). Visitors and Guests are welcome. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Workshops: A volunteer will be at the Library on the fourth Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. to assist anyone with beginning their genealogy or to help to further their research. It is free and the public is welcome. Call Candy Petersen at 951-246-2028 for more information.


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