Thursday, September 13, 2012

Gena Ortega Coming to CGSSD on Saturday, 15 September

The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month (except December) from 9:00 a.m. to noon on the campus of UCSD, University of California, San Diego. See our map page for directions.

The next meeting will be held on 15 September 2012 from 9:00 am to noon. Here are the details:

9:00 - User group: MAC. SIGs: DNA.

10:00 - Break, refreshments.

10:20 - Announcements followed by program:

"Finding your Genealogy in Digitized Books"

by Gena Philibert Ortega

Books are so important to genealogists. We are lucky to live in an age where digitized books are increasingly more available from all kinds of sources. In this presentation we will talk about what books are available online, where to find them, and what tools to use to help you make the most out of the books you do find. We will start with Google Books and then talk about elusive resources for digitized books.
Gena holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, she has spoken to groups throughout the United States and virtually to audiences worldwide.
She is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. She is the author of the books, Putting the Pieces Together and Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) as well as the forthcoming, From the Family Kitchen (F + W Media, 2012). She is also the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, she has written courses about social media and Google.
Gena serves as Vice-President for the So. California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, is a Director for the California State Genealogical Alliance and a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association.
Her current research interests include social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women’s lives.

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