Scope and Content
Title: Peggy Carey Collection
Collection number: P 110
2 file folders
Roseville Public Library History Collection
Born Margaret June Taylor on June 9, 1925 in Peoria, Illinois, Peggy Carey's
interest in genealogy began after her marriage to Leo Carey on August 16, 1946.
Her mother-in-law claimed the Carey family as descendents of Mary, Queen of Scots.
This information intrigued her and led Peggy to her lifelong love of genealogical
research. The Peggy Carey Collection is arranged in one series: 1. Manuscripts.
Items are from 1983.
Physical location: Roseville Public Library
Languages: Languages represented in this collection:
Collection is open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please consult Roseville Public Library History
Collection staff. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the
Roseville Public Library History Collection, Roseville, as the owner of the physical items.
The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from
reproduction or publication of materials from the Roseville Public Library History Collection.
[Identification of item], Peggy Carey Collection, P 110: [box: folder number],
Roseville Public Library, History Collection, Roseville, California.
Peggy Carey donated this collection in 1985.
Lola Aguilar processed this collection and created its finding aid in 2008.
Born Margaret June Taylor on June 9, 1925 in Peoria, Illinois, Peggy Carey's interest
in genealogy began after her marriage to Leo Carey on August 16, 1946. Her mother-in-law
claimed the Carey family as descendents of Mary, Queen of Scots. This information intrigued
her and led Peggy to her lifelong love of genealogical research.
Leo Carey joined the U.S. Air Force in 1946 and the newlyweds immediately moved to Renton,
Washington where Leo was stationed. The Carey's then relocated to Germany, New York,
Virginia, Panama, Texas, Guam, and Arkansas. During these years the family grew to include
four sons, Leo Jr., Michael, Dennis, and Donald.
In 1964 Leo retired from the Air Force and the family contemplated settling in California.
After a visit to Leo's brother in Granite Bay, the Carey's decided to make Roseville their
home where they bought a house on Gregory Court. The family lived there for the next six
years before moving to Loreto Drive, where Leo and Peggy lived until their divorce in 1980.
Like many people in the 1970s, Peggy seriously began researching her family after seeing
the miniseries Roots, based on the book by Alex Haley. She first joined the Genealogical
Association of Sacramento (GAS), but when a group of members split from GAS to form the
Root Cellar, Peggy became a charter member. She also joined the Placer County Genealogical
Society. While a member of these societies, Peggy attended classes and workshops, learning
everything she could about genealogical research. In 1983, responding to a growing interest
in cemeteries, Peggy compiled indexes for the Volcano Catholic Cemetery in Amador County
and the Gold Hill Cemetery in Placer County. She provided free copies to local libraries
and research institutions.
In October 1990 Peggy founded the Maidu Genealogical Group, which met at the Maidu Community
Center. She remained a member for several years before retiring to concentrate on researching her
own Taylor family tree, which is rumored to be descended from President Zachary Taylor.
Scope and Content
The Peggy Carey Collection is arranged in one series: 1. Manuscripts. Items
are from 1983.
Manuscripts include two file folders and are arranged chronologically. Carey indexed two
California cemeteries, Volcano Catholic Cemetery in Amador County and Gold Hill Cemetery
in Placer County, as part of her genealogical research.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Cemeteries California Amador County
Cemeteries California Placer County
Amador County (Calif)
Placer County (Calif)