Sunday, April 16, 2006

Genealogy is my passion (post 2)

Just a bit about my genealogy reading list and society membership activities:

I am a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the Essex (MA) Society of Genealogists (ESOG), the San Diego Genealogical society (SDGS), the Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) and the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS). I also subscribe to The American Genealogist and Family Tree Magazine.

I serve on the Board for the Chula Vista Genealogical Society, currently as Vice-President for Programs and as Research and Query Chairman. The society link is given in my list of links on the sidebar.

Another interest is in making genealogy talks to societies, seminars or conferences. To date, I have presented the following programs at CVGS (and hope to branch out soon to other societies):

1) English Research - an overview based on a 1993 research trip to England
2) Norwegian Research - an overview based on a 1999 research trip to Norway
3) Breaking Down Your Brick Walls - a general review of the research process, techniques and resources
4) Bible Records - an overview based on experience
5) Traditional and Internet Genealogy Resources - a general review of resources available in San Diego and the Internet
6) Pursuing Your Elusive Ancestor - a general review of the research process, techniques and resources
7) Pursuing Your Elusive Ancestor in the Census Haystack - effective search strategies for finding your ancestors hiding in the census records
8) Genealogy is Fun! Seriously! - a genealogy humor talk

What organizations do you belong to or what do you subscribe to? Tell me about it.

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