Wednesday, September 5, 2007

SDGS Meeting on Saturday 9/8

The San Diego Genealogical Society meeting is Saturday, 8 September at 12 noon at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in San Diego (8350 Lake Murray Blvd - at Jackson Drive).

The speaker is Jean Wilcox Hibben who will make two presentations:

* Deduction vs. Induction

* Breaking the Ties That Bind.

The program description and speaker's biography:


"Does your family history meet the 'proof' and validity standards of sound genealogical research? Our first topic looks at the types of proof used to assess the validity of findings in the field of family research. The differences between original (primary) research and hearsay (secondary) accounts will be clarified, as will the benefits of using the Genealogical Proof Standard. Come and find out if your research 'makes the grade.'

"The second presentation will explore one woman's story of leaving family to settle in new frontiers. The paper trail she left behind will be examined following the narrative presentation.

"Jean Wilcox Hibben trains Family History Consultants and volunteers at the FHC in Corona. A retired college professor, she is pursuing a doctorate degree in folklore and now spends 'more time with her dead relatives.' She also translates old German records. An accomplished guitarist, she often uses music in her lectures and workshops to bring together her two loves: folklore and genealogy. Visit her web site for more info -"


Jean spoke in April 2006 at SDGS and it was, in my opinion, one of the best programs I've attended.

The SDGS program format features the first program at 12 noon, a break at about 12:45 pm, then SDGS announcements at 1 pm followed by the second program, ending at about 2:30 pm.

I encourage San Diego area readers to attend this meeting - the topics are excellent and I know that you will enjoy and appreciate Jean Wilcox Hibben.

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