Wednesday, October 7, 2009

SDGS Meeting -- Gena Ortega on "Using Google for Your Genealogy"

The next meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society is at 12 noon on Saturday, 10 October, at St. Andrew's Methodist Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd., at Jackson Drive) in San Diego.

The program speaker is Gena Philibert Ortega on "Using Google for Your Genealogy." The program description and Gena's curriculum vitae are (from the SDGS Newsletter):

Everyone knows what a great search engine Google is but not every family historian knows the many other features it has that can enhance your research. Our presentation will explore the less used aspects of Google like Books, Picasa,
Docs, Maps, World, Archives, etc. If you don’t feel you are getting the most out of this powerful search engine and its many other programs, you need to attend this meeting. You will be amazed at what it can do to take your research to whole new levels.

Our presenter, Gena Philibert Ortega, is a professional genealogist, helping others research their family history. She also teaches classes and workshops in genealogical research techniques. As an author, she writes articles for the online newsletter, Genweekly, published by Genealogy Today. In addition, she has written a book, Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra published by Arcadia Publishing.

Gena has a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and also holds a Master’s degree in Religion.

You will not want to miss this special presentation that will leave you wondering how you ever got along without Google in your genealogy tool kit.

I look forward to seeing Gena again and learning more about the wonders of using Google for my genealogy research.

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