Thursday, October 11, 2012

Denise Spurlock is SDGS Speaker on Saturday, 13 October

The October program meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) is Saturday, 13 October, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Methodist Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd., just south of Jackson Drive).  

The featured speaker is Denise Spurlock, who will present:

1)  "What's So Special About  Special Collections?"  This talk is about public and private libraries holding genealogical treasures in their special collections.  Learn about the types of materials one can find in special collections, how to go about finding them, and how to use them in genealogical research.

2)  "Give Me Land, Lots of Land!" is about how many of our ancestors came to this country because of the availability of land - it was the original American dream!  This session will explore the basics of land research, including terminology, legal descriptions (metes and bounds vs. rectangular survey), and deed research.

Denise Spurlock, a former educator, has over 20 years of experience in family research.  She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University's Center for Professional Education. She is the author of several genealogy blogs and writes articles for  Denise is a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society, the Genealogical Speaker's Guild, International Society if Family History Writers and Editors, and the Association of Professional Genealogists, and is the newsletter editor for the Southern California Chapter of the APG.

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