Wednesday, August 11, 2010

SDGS Program on Saturday - 14 August - Chris Hansen Speaking

The San Diego Genealogical Society meeting on Saturday, 14 August starts at 12 noon at St. Andrews Lutheran Charch (8350 Lake Murray Blvd, near Jackson Drive in San Diego).

Chris Hansen will make two presentations:

12 noon -- "U.S. Military Records and Uniforms"

1:30 p.m. -- "U.S. Migration Patterns: Colonial Times Through World War II"

The program descriptions are (from the August 2010 SDGS Newsletter):

"As genealogists, we frequently find family photos we cannot identify or determine the time period, some of which have military uniforms. The U.S. Military Uniforms and Records presentation will help us identify U.S. military uniforms used for the past two centuries as 42 million Americans served in our armed services. Websites to help us discover information foro ur military ancestors will be discussed. Discover which census has specific questions aboutm ilitary service and where to request compiled service records.

"Do you know the root causes of migration in the United States? Learn how religious, economic, social, technological and international events affected the lives of our ancestors and transportation methods aided their migration in pursuit of a better life.

"Chris Hansen, a member of the Orange County Genealogical Society and immediate past Vice President-Programs has led the Computer-Assisted Genealogy Special Interest Group."

In addition, the RootsMagic user group and the second of four "Beginning Genealogy" classes, on Census Records, will be held at 10 a.m.

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