Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 20 July on BLM/GLO Records and Google Earth

The ComputerGenealogy 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 web page  for directions.

The next meeting will be held on Saturday, 20 July 2013 from 9:00 am to noon. Here are the details:

9:00 - User Groups: 
*  Legacy with Reuben Marchant 
*  Roots Magic with Randy Seaver
10:00 - Break
10:20 - Announcements followed by the program:
Land Ho! - Using BLM Government Land Office records and Google Earth to find ancestor owned property, by Blythe Stokes
Land Ho!
Bring your netbook, laptop, iPad or tablet loaded with Google Earth to take full advantage of this talk.  Even if you don’t have a mobile device you will still learn how to incorporate Google Earth into your family’s genealogy. After a quick overview of Google Earth, we will step into to the past. Learn how to incorporate BLM/Government Land Record data into Google Earth to view the location of your ancestor’s property. You will find that Google Earth is a tremendous tool that you can put into your genealogy toolbox. Best of all, it’s free!! 
Blythe has been involved in genealogy research since the 1970’s. She just recently received her certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and is presently working towards her professional certificate in genealogy.  She has been asked to present a variety of genealogical lectures to a variety of groups from the Orange County California Genealogy Society, The Jewish Genealogy Society of San Diego, the North San Diego County Genealogy Society and the Southern California Genealogy Society.  She teaches the genealogy classes offered at the Cole Library, Carlsbad. She also teaches genealogy for OASIS, a senior centered education program. Blythe is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional  Genealogists. She was a science educator for 16 years and a science mentor teacher for the State of California . In the early 1990’s she was also involved in a genetic/microgravity/cosmic radiation experiment that rode on the space shuttle Discovery in 1992.

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

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