Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gena's back at CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 16 January

Hey San Diego area genealogists - the next meeting of the Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) is Saturday, January 16, 2010.

User groups for Family Tree Maker and Macintosh, and a Special Interest Group on New Genealogy Websites begin at 9:00.

After a break and refreshments at 10:00, Gena Philibert Ortega presents the main program, “Use of Social Networking in Genealogical Research.”

Gena will discuss the increasing role genealogical networking sites play in today's world and will cover some of the more popular websites including FamilyLink, for which she is the Genealogy Community Director. In this position she works as the newsletter editor for WorldVitalRecords and manages GenealogyWise.

She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, Gena has spoken to groups throughout California and in Utah as well as virtually to audiences in the United States and Europe. She is the author of over 100 articles published through the newsletters GenWeekly, WorldVitalRecords and GenealogyWise. Her writings can also be found on her blog, Gena’s Genealogy.

She is also the author of two books, Putting the Pieces Together and The Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007). Gena serves as Vice-President for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is also a Regional Director for the California State Genealogical Alliance.

An energetic and knowledgeable speaker, her GOOGLE presentation to CGSSD was one of the most popular in 2009!

We meet at the Robinson Auditorium complex on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla. From North Torrey Pine Road turn at Pangea Drive into UCSD. Free parking is available in the parking garage on the left; use any A, B, or S space. Signs will mark directions to our meeting room. Please refer to our website; or the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies website for driving directions and a map.

Thank you to Linda Hervig for doing such a good job sending out these announcements. I look forward to hearing Gena talk on Social Networks - I hope I can learn to use them as well as she does!

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