The Computer Genealogy Society
of San Diego (CGSSD)

"That all genealogists become computer genealogists."

GENEALOGY EVENTS, CLASSES, OPPORTUNITIES

SAN DIEGO COUNTY AREA

All events are open to the public, at no charge unless otherwise indicated.

Compiled by Joan Lowrey. Presented here by permission. Any comments, questions, corrections, additions, etc., please contact Joan at joanlowr@pacbell.net

NOTICES

COMING EVENTS
The EVENTS section displays events occurring within the next 60 days. Major events -- local and nationwide -- occurring more than 60 days from today are the following:
Jan. 10, 2015 - San Diego Genealogical Society. Annual Meeting at Marina Village: Speaker Josh Taylor of Genealogy Road Show.
Jan. 12-16, 2015 - Utah Genealogical Association. Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hotel. $425 for UGA members and $475 for non-members.. You MUST be logged in to the member’s area of the website prior to registering to receive the member discount. All registrations will be processed online through the UGA website. Hurry! 9 of the 12 tracks are already sold out (as of 28 Oct 2014). See www.slig.ugagenealogy.org. If you have questions please call the main UGA phone number at (801) 259-4172 or email sligdirector@ugagenealogy.org. Accommodations: http://www.infouga.org/aem.php?eid=12. Conference hotel: the Hilton Salt Lake City Center; SLIG’s rate is $129/night (reduced from $269/night) for up to four people in a room.
Mar. 7, 2015 - Escondido California Stake. Escondido Family History Fair. Contact: Anne Anderson, laneandrsn@gmail.com. http://www.escondidofhc.com/.
Mar. 14, 2015 - Annual ROOTS Conference in Los Angeles, for African American genealogy. Info: Margaret Lewis, 619-262-5810, ibemarti@yahoo.com.
Mar. 21, 2015 - North San Diego County Genealogical Society. Spring Seminar. Speaker: Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist.
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Shared Presentation
Gary Hoffman's CGSSD presentation on Cloud Genealogy, presented at the October mini-Fair. The presentation is linked to Gary's Google Drive.
Copy this link and paste into your browser:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14NyUWUc5_BW7vjHdzT-pL5NMpBWIHPOR_VEjaBkVpmM/edit?usp=sharing
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NOT MEETING
Not meeting in November:
  • COGG, the North San Diego Genealogical Society's computer group (Carlsbad city offices will be closed Nov. 11 for Veteran's Day).
  • The Italian Genealogy Society of San Diego.
Not meeting in December:
  • The Chula Vista Genealogical Society's Computer Group.
  • The San Diego Genealogical Society's Wednesday classes.
  • The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego.
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CLOSURES
• The San Diego Family History Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 34 through December 1 and for the Christmas holidays from December 21 through January 5.
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EVENTS

Tue., November 25, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Meeting
9:30 a.m. - The Society sponsors coffee & sweets preceding each meeting.
10:00 a.m. - “Christmas Traditions of our Ancestors - Ghosts of Christmas Past: Tunes, Tales, & Ancestral Traditions,” presented by Jean Wilcox Hibben. This program connects some of our more common traditions in the United States to their beginnings during the time of our ancestors of various cultures and countries. It introduces audience members to related hymns, some of which are rarely sung in the 21st Century.
    A Board Certified genealogist, Jean Wilcox Hibben has been involved in family research for over 30 years. Jean is a Board Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists; Past President, So. California Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists; Vice President of both the Corona Genealogical Society and the Genealogical Speakers Guild; a Board member of the California State Genealogical Alliance; and the Western Region Director, International Society of Family History Writers & Editors. Jean has been playing guitar for over 40 years, learning a variety of other folk instruments along the way. She sees a connection between family history and music because, in learning about our forebears, we try to piece together the various elements of our ancestors’ lives in an effort to create a complete (or as complete as possible) picture of who they were in their homes, families, occupations, religions, and activities. Their musical interests/involvement should be considered part of this whole picture, or circle, of their lives.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Jean Tempke, jtempke@roadrunner.com
Event URL: http://nsdcgs.org/
Wed., November 26, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Program Meeting
Short business meeting, speaker presentation, snacks. Program: "Heirloom Discovery Day" with Georgie Stillman, ASA.
Location: Auditorium, Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F Street
Contact: Ralph Munoz, munoz1951@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Wed., December 3, 11:00 a.m. - - LEGACY FAMILY TREE. Webinar
"Family History for Kids." Presenter: Devin Ashby. Are you trying to figure out how to get kids involved and engaged in their family history? Come learn about new products and initiatives that are making a difference for younger audiences. We’ll discuss how you can create a life map, build a story book, tag and index photos and documents online, make a family video, and much more. Speaker bio at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=222. Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.familytreewebinars.com/upcoming-webinars.php
Fri., December 5, 11:00 a.m. - - LEGACY FAMILY TREE. Webinar
"Can You Hear Me Now? Voice Recognition Software for Genealogists." Presenter: Luana Darby. Give your fingers a break. Learn how you can take advantage of voice recognition software to speed up your genealogical writing, enter information into your database, and convert those old personal interviews to words on a page. This webinar will teach you how to “talk” your way through writing that tough family history.Speaker bio at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=223. Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.familytreewebinars.com/upcoming-webinars.php
Sat., December 6, 10:00 a.m. - - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Webinar
"Bundling, Banns, and Bonds: Love & Marriage in Early America," by Billie Fogarty. A peek at some of the courtship & wedding customs of our ancestors may bring a blush or a giggle!For speaker bio and to register, go to http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html. Free.

Sat., December 6, 12:00 p.m. - - ITALIAN GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO. Christmas luncheon
Annual Christmas Party – White Elephant Gift Exchange. Luncheon menu consists of a choice of four pasta dishes with soup or salad, rolls, coffee, hot or cold tea and soft drinks. Pizza comes without soup or salad but with two toppings and soft drinks. The cost of lunch is $12.00, including tax and gratuity. Those ordering wine or beer with lunch will receive a separate check. You may invite family and friends to join us.
Location: Borrelli’s Restaurant, 285 El Camino Real, Encinitas. (see map at www.borrellispizza.net)
Contact: Greg Palazzolo, gsp91978@cox.net
Sat., December 6, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Workshop
"Planning Next Year's Events and Goals," moderated by Susi Pentico.
Location: Community Rm., Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita
Contact: Susi Pentico, susicp@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Sun., December 7, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - ESCONDIDO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Christmas Party
Christmas Potluck Party. Bring a side dish or dessert to share with others. Ham, drinks, and plates to be provided by the club. Please call or email Barbara for the address and to to let her know if you plan on attending.
Contact: Barbara Wickham, 760-489-7760, BW4662@aol.com
Wed., December 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Research Group
Genealogy news and research questions.
Location: Conference Room, Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F Street, Chula Vista
Contact: Randy Seaver (rjseaver@cox.net), 619-422-3397, www.cvgenealogy.org
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Wed., December 10, 11:00 a.m. - - LEGACY FAMILY TREE. Webinar
"Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors." Presenter: J. Mark Lowe. Understand the geographical and migration patterns that make NC hard to find. Learn which records will lead you to answers and how to find alternate records. Discover the records, repositories and the resources you need to find a tarheel ancestor. Speaker bio at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=224. Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
Thu., December 11, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Holiday Luncheon
Holiday potluck luncheon, Installation of Officers, Gift Exchange.
Location: Meeting Room B, Chula Vista South Library (389 Orange Avenue, Chula Vista)
Contact: Ralph Munoz, munoz1951@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Sun., December 14, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. - SAN DIEGO JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Holiday Party
Annual Hanukkah Party. Please join us for pre Hanukkah afternoon celebration of food, friendship and family stories.Catered buffet including Latkes: $5. Since space is limited we need everyone to RSVP by December 1. Please RSVP at info@sdjgs.org or mail your check and reservation to San Diego JGS, P. O. Box 927089, San Diego, CA 92192-7089. All those who purchase a buffet ticket will be entered into a door prize drawing for a free full year membership to the San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society.
Location: Senior Activity Room, Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla
Contact: info@sdjgs.org
Event URL: http://sdjgs.homestead.com/
Wed., December 17, 11:00 a.m. - - LEGACY FAMILY TREE. Webinar
"Bagging a Live One - Connecting with Cousins You Never Knew You Had." Presenter: Mary Kircher Roddy. Bagging a live one is often a bigger rush than finding the dead ones. Bagging a live one who knows something about family history is gold. In this webinar Mary will show how you can find distant relatives, perhaps ones you never knew existed. Rather than trolling surname or location lists for other researchers with a common interest, you will come away with the skills to identify specific people to look for. These people may not be active researchers, but might be the ones who inherited the family bible or box of photos, or maybe they can pass on some stories Grandma told them. Collecting and organizing the bits of data – a birthdate, a location, a maiden name – will help you connect with a “new” cousin. If you are as lucky as Mary has been, some of these new cousins will soon become old friends.Details at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=225. Free. Register online.
Event URL: http://www.familytreewebinars.com/upcoming-webinars.php
Wed., December 17, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. German SIG
"German Christmas Traditions."
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Bonnie Cosgrove, sakdog@gmail.com
Sat., January 3, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Workshop
Topic TBD, presented by Susi Pentico.
Location: Community Rm., Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita
Contact: Susi Pentico, susicp@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Sat., January 10, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Luncheon Seminar
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS will the be the speaker at the January 10th, 2015 Annual Meeting at Marina Village. Josh is the president of Federation of Genealogical Societies and a researcher and advisor on the television programs Genealogy Road Show and Who Do You think You Are?. See http://casdgs.org/ for a link to the online registration and payment option. A Mail-in Registration Form can also be found there. Members $40 and non-members $50; includes four sessions by our speaker as well as the welcoming coffee/tea and pastries and a sandwich box lunch. We have invited Elijah's Catering as a new partner to provide coffee/tea and boxed lunches. Marina Village has free parking. Please register early as seating is limited. We expect the seminar to fill rapidly.
Location: Marina Village—Captain’s Room, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109
Contact: Regina Gigl, 858-627-9803, gigljr@pacbell.net
Event URL: http://casdgs.org/
Tue., January 13, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Computer Group
NSDCGS Computer Oriented Genealogy Group (COGG). Francie Kennedy will present “Advanced Google Tools for Genealogists.” Most of us barely scratch the surface of what Google can do. Have you made a family map showing migration routes and everywhere your families have lived, over time? Cataloged all of your books in a format you can access remotely from a book sale, (so you don’t wind up with three copies at home)? Have you found an image of a historic postcard of Main Street in that town to use as an illustration in your family history? This session will guide you toward finding many things Google can do beyond the basic search function we all use.
    Francie is a 4th generation Californian, and studied English and biology at Pomona College in Claremont. She is currently the president of the South Orange County California Genealogical Society (term ending December 2014). Historical research is her passion.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Pam Boyle, boylepam@gmail.com
Event URL: http://nsdcgs.org/
Wed., January 14, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Research Group
Genealogy news and research questions.
Location: Conference Room, Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F Street, Chula Vista
Contact: Randy Seaver (rjseaver@cox.net), 619-422-3397, www.cvgenealogy.org
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Sat., January 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - COMPUTER GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO. Meeting
9:00: User groups: TBA

10:00: Break, refreshments.

10:20: Announcements followed by program:
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Location: Robinson Auditorium complex at UCSD, La Jolla. See a link to maps on our home page at www.cgssd.org.
Contact: cgssd-board@ucsd.edu
Event URL: http://www.cgssd.org
Wed., January 21, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Computer Group
Computer help and online genealogy resources.
Location: Computer Lab, Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F Street, Chula Vista
Contact: Shirley Becker (clanroots@cox.net), 619-420-0409, www.cvgenealogy.org
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org

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