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

DEADLINES
Oct. 15 for pre-registration for the South Orange County California Genealogical Society's all-day seminar with D. Joshua Taylor on Oct. 18 in Mission Viejo. See details in the EVENTS section.
Oct. 31 for early-bird registration for the Utah Genealogical Association's Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Jan. 12-16, 2015, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hotel. $375 for UGA members and $425 for non-members (a $50 savings). 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! 8 of the 12 tracks are already sold out (as of 24 Sep 2014). See www.slig.ugagenealogy.org. If you have questions please call the main UGA phone number at (801) 259-4172 or emailsligdirector@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.
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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. All registrations will be processed online through the UGA website. Hurry! 8 of the 12 tracks are already sold out (as of 29 Aug 2014). See www.slig.ugagenealogy.org.
Mar. 7, 2015 - Escondido California Stake. Escondido Family History Fair. Contact: Anne Anderson, laneandrsn@gmail.com. http://www.escondidofhc.com/.
Mar. 21, 2015 - North San Diego County Genealogical Society. Spring Seminar. Speaker: Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist.
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EVENTS

Sat., October 25, 12:00 p.m. - - ITALIAN GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO. Lunch meeting
Program: Yvette Porter Moore will speak on researching her roots from the viewpoint of an adoptee. Luncheon Menu consists of four pasta dishes with soup or salad, rolls, coLuncheon 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., October 25, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. RootsMagic UG
RootsMagic software user group, presented by Chris Christensen.
Location: San Diego Family History Center / FamilySearch Library, 4195 Camnino del Rio South, San Diego (Mission Valley)
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-SDGS or www.casdgs.org
Sat., October 25, 1:00 p.m. - - ESCONDIDO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Meeting
Mary Anne Vincent will be speaking to us on “Widow’s Pensions” from the Civil War. She is a member of the California State Genealogical Alliance.
Location: Turrentine Rm.,Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido
Contact: Barbara Wickham, 760-489-7760, BW4662@aol.com
Tue., October 28, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - NATIONAL ARCHIVES & RECORDS ADMINISTRATION. Virtual Genealogy Fair
Oct. 28, 29, & 30. 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair, starting daily at 7 a.m. Pacific time. This will be a live broadcast via the Internet so you can ask NARA's genealogy experts questions at the end of their talks. Presenters will include genealogy experts from National Archives locations across the nation and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services. Live lecture sessions will feature tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Lectures are designed for experienced genealogists and novices. Watch live on YouTube US National Archives YouTube Channel. Recorded sessions will remain available online after the event. The webcast will include a closed captioning option. Four sessions on Oct. 28; click Schedule and Handouts to see topics and presenters.
Event URL: http://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair/
Tue., October 28, 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 meet ing.
10:00 a.m. - “Where to Look When You Don’t Know Where to Look,” presented by Connie Walton Moretti. This program examines some methods for locating new avenues for successfully climbing over some of your brick walls.
    A Torrance native and third-generation Californian, Connie Moretti claims to have done genealogy all her life due to a story-telling grandmother who enrolled her in the Covered Wagon Club at Knott’s Berry Farm in the 1940s. Retired from 30 years as an educator, Connie is the former editor of the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society Newsletter, teaches beginning internet and computer genealogy classes for South Bay Adult School, is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogist, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, United States Daughters of 1812, and is past President of the California Division and 2004-2006 Historian General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She learned about land records, one of her special interests, while earning a Real Estate License. She is a genealogy professional with a specialty in American lineage, has traveled extensively for research, especially in Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Indiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, and California. Connie lectures for genealogy and civic groups on a variety of genealogy and patriotic topics.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Contact: Jean Tempke, jtempke@roadrunner.com
Event URL: http://nsdcgs.org/
Wed., October 29, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - NATIONAL ARCHIVES & RECORDS ADMINISTRATION. Virtual Genealogy Fair
Oct. 28, 29, & 30. 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair, starting daily at 7 a.m. Pacific time. This will be a live broadcast via the Internet so you can ask NARA's genealogy experts questions at the end of their talks. Presenters will include genealogy experts from National Archives locations across the nation and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services. Live lecture sessions will feature tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Lectures are designed for experienced genealogists and novices. Watch live on YouTube US National Archives YouTube Channel. Recorded sessions will remain available online after the event. The webcast will include a closed captioning option. Seven sessions on Oct. 29; click Schedule and Handouts to see topics and presenters.
Event URL: http://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair/
Wed., October 29, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Program Meeting
"Witness to Gettysburg" with Annette Hubbell. Note: Change of location for this meeting only.
Location: Community Rm., Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita
Contact: Ralph Munoz, munoz1951@cox.net
Event URL: http://www.cvgenealogy.org
Thu., October 30, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - NATIONAL ARCHIVES & RECORDS ADMINISTRATION. Virtual Genealogy Fair
Oct. 28, 29, & 30. 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair, starting daily at 7 a.m. Pacific time. This will be a live broadcast via the Internet so you can ask NARA's genealogy experts questions at the end of their talks. Presenters will include genealogy experts from National Archives locations across the nation and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services. Live lecture sessions will feature tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Lectures are designed for experienced genealogists and novices. Watch live on YouTube US National Archives YouTube Channel. Recorded sessions will remain available online after the event. The webcast will include a closed captioning option. Six sessions on Oct. 30; click Schedule and Handouts to see topics and presenters.
Event URL: http://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair/
Thu., October 30, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - SAN DIEGO FAMILY HISTORY CENTER. Class
"This ‘n That Genealogy Tip." This presentation covers research tools i.e. Maps, Census, Military, Land, Death, Social Security Records, Obituaries, Bibles and DNA testing, to help authenticate identities, trace property ownership, and much more. Instructor: Margaret Lewis.
Location: San Diego Family History Center / FamilySearch Library, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego (Mission Valley)
Contact: Marti Lewis, 619-262-5810, ibemarti@yahoo.com
Sat., November 1, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Workshop
"Maryland Research" 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
Tue., November 4, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION. Class
"Focus On" class: "Digital Books." Repeated on November 18. Space is limited, registration is required. Register in the Genealogy Division of the Cole Library or by phone at 760-434-2931.
Location: Genealogy Divison, Cole Library branch of the Carlsbad City Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Thu., November 6, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - SAN DIEGO FAMILY HISTORY CENTER. Class
"Breaking Down Walls, Brick by Brick (Using Clues in the census)." - The gaps on your pedigree chart with missing information is your brick wall. Each question that you have most likely has several sources where you can look for the answers to help fill in the gaps. Census records can help fill some your gaps. Instructor: Margaret Lewis.
Location: San Diego Family History Center / FamilySearch Library, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego (Mission Valley)
Contact: Marti Lewis, 619-262-5810, ibemarti@yahoo.com
Sat., November 8, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Meeting
9:00 am to 10:00 am - Class: "TBA." Presenter: TBA.
10:00 - TBA.
Location: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., cprner Jackson Dr., San Carlos area; park in south lot, enter south door
Contact: SDGS at 858-279-7347
Wed., November 12, 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
Thu., November 13, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 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
Thu., November 13, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - SAN DIEGO FAMILY HISTORY CENTER. Class
"On-Line Family Trees." On-line Family Trees provides a quick and easy way to organize, share and preserve your family history. This session will demonstrate how to build and organize your on-line family tree website providing a permanent home for your family history. Instructor: Margaret Lewis.
Location: San Diego Family History Center / FamilySearch Library, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego (Mission Valley)
Contact: Marti Lewis, 619-262-5810, ibemarti@yahoo.com
Sat., November 15, 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:
Newspaper Research for the 21st Century
by Gena Philibert-Ortega

    Using newspapers? Good! They are a must for your research and now with so many options for finding newspapers it’s a great time to be doing research. Learn about the various newspapers available, how to best navigate online search engines and what to do when the newspaper isn't online. Types of articles and ethnic newspapers will also be covered.
    Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies and Religion. She is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines. Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. Her newest book is From the Family Kitchen (F + W Media 2012).
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
Tue., November 18, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY, GENEALOGY DIVISION. Class
"Focus On" class: "Digital Books." Repeat of November 4 class. Space is limited, registration is required. Register in the Genealogy Division of the Cole Library or by phone at 760-434-2931.
Location: Genealogy Divison, Cole Library branch of the Carlsbad City Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad
Wed., November 19, 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
Wed., November 19, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - SAN DIEGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. German SIG
Joan Lowrey will speak on "The Hamburg Passenger Lists and Other German Emigration Sources."
Location: Meeting Rm., San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, in Mission Valley
Contact: Bonnie Cosgrove, sakdog@gmail.com
Thu., November 20, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - SAN DIEGO FAMILY HISTORY CENTER. Class
"Genealogical Research on 'Find A Grave.'” Find A Grave is a resource for finding the final resting place of family members. Some memorials contain rich content including photos, and biographies and it’s an invaluable tool for the genealogists. Instructor: Margaret Lewis.
Location: San Diego Family History Center / FamilySearch Library, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego (Mission Valley)
Contact: Marti Lewis, 619-262-5810, ibemarti@yahoo.com
Sat., November 22, 1:15 p.m. - - ESCONDIDO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Meeting
Elections, crafts, books, bake sale plus roundtable discussion between members and guests.
Location: Turrentine Rm.,Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido
Contact: Barbara Wickham, 760-489-7760, BW4662@aol.com
Wed., November 26, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - CHULA VISTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Program Meeting
"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
Sat., December 6, 12:00 p.m. - - ITALIAN GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO. Lunch meeting
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
Sun., December 14, 1:00 p.m. - - SAN DIEGO JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Holiday Party
Chanukah Party.
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, 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

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