Wednesday, July 7, 2010

SDGS Meeting on Saturday, 10 July, Features Gena Ortega

The July meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society is Saturday, 10 July. The meeting is at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, corner of Jackson Dr., in the San Carlos area. Park in the south lot, enter the south door. Contact: Sue Aprea,

The program includes:

* 10 a..m. - User group for RootsMagic, and Class 1, "Genealogy Basics," of the Beginning Genealogy series

* 12 noon - Speaker: Gena Philibert Ortega on “Understanding Copyright and Plagiarism”

* 1 p.m. - Ice Cream Social

* 1:30 p.m. - Speaker: Gena Philibert Ortega on “Privacy Concerns: What you Can & Cannot Disclose"

What privacy issues should genealogists be aware of as they publish and share family history
information on the internet and in print? We will look at copyright and what information will need a copyright, why it is important for the family historian and being alert to this as you conduct research and find resources on the Internet. Learn the impact of citing sources, the most important aspect of finding, storing and sharing information.

Gena Philibert Ortega is Genealogy Community Director for FamilyLink. She is newsletter editor for WorldVitalRecords and manages GenealogyWise. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Religion. She presents on genealogy topics in the US and Europe. Gena publishes in GenWeekly, WorldVitalRecords and GenealogyWise newsletters. See
Gena’s Genealogy blog.

A published author, Gena is Vice-President for Southern California Chapter of Association of Professional Genealogists. She is a Regional Director for the California State Genealogical Alliance.

July 10th will also be the ever-popular ‘Ice Cream Social’ meeting where you can order up your own ice cream sundae with all the toppings. They will serve up different flavors of ice cream for $1 a scoop and 25¢ per topping. The big decision will be whether to have 1, 2 (or is that 3?) scoops -- and is that with sprinkles, fudge or caramel? It’s a great way to cool down and kick off the summer.

Gena, genealogy and ice cream? It's a no-brainer, folks! All you San Diego area genealogists - come on down and enjoy Gena's talks and the ice cream to boot. Do I dare go for 3 scoops and all of the toppings?

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