Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
Mildred E. "Millie" Freitas (1919-2012) was an eminent researcher of early residents of the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. She was especially interested in Azorean families, from several of which she was descended, amassing a large collection of binders full of information on these families. She was very helpful to others researching Azorean roots. She extended her interest to all residents of the Tri-Valley - the Livermore, Amador and San Ramon Valleys of eastern Alameda County and southeastern Contra Costa County.
One of the products of her research was a 238-page book compiling genealogical data extracted from the Livermore Herald of 1899-1913. The book was finalized as a publisher-ready typewritten manuscript in 2000, but, for some unknown reason, was never actually published. The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) recognized the importance of this trove of valuable information and secured permission to make it available for free to the public. L-AGS added an every-name index to the book. This Web page is the online version of The Mildred E. Freitas Collection: Genealogical data extracted from the Livermore [California] Herald, 1899-1913. A printed version of the book is in process. Other parts of her bequest to genealogy are being considered for publication and archiving.
Millie was born in Contra Costa County to Joseph Francisco Freitas Jr. (1883-1956) and Julia Margaret Noia (1888-1980). Both of her parents were born in California. She was married to Paul Eugene Wing with whom she had one son, William "Bill" Joseph Wing. After she and Paul divorced she resumed using her maiden name.
Millie was an active member of the San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society (SRVGS) from 1987 until her death. She served as president from 1995 until 1997. During her term the SRVGS achieved an agreement to house its books at the Danville Library.
We thank Doug Mumma for many contributions.
Richard Finn, Project Leader
Ms. Freitas's data collection has one conspicuous omission - prominent separation of the chapters. We have attempted to make up for this lack, without altering the images, by supplying this list of chapter contents and page numbers. The page numbers and the date at the bottom of each page have been added by the software, Adobe Acrobat, used to convert the scanned images to PDF format.
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