Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 21 September: "Through Their Eyes" with Alice Volkert

The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) 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 21 September 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

 Special Note: The scheduled Special Interest Group - Beginning Computer Genealogy 101 - has been cancelled due to a death in Judy Jiru’s family.

 So, Corlee Morris, the User Group and SIG coordinator, will be holding a discussion of some of the genealogy applications and web sites we might want to add to our 2014 User Group and Special Interest Groups Schedule. We will have live Internet access so we can go to suggested websites and explore the sites together.  Then we can discuss what we find in preparation for making a tentative decision on which ones we might want to add for 2014 and beyond.  Come with candidate sites, applications and URLs.

 Here are the meeting details:

9:00 - User group: Macintosh – Gary Hoffman
9:00 - Special Discussion: Genealogy Applications and Web Sites – Corlee Morris

10:00 - Break

10:20 - Announcements followed by program:

 “Through Their Eyes”
by Alice Colby Volkert

After using all the tried-and-true research strategies there are still some individuals that just can not be found! As far as researching individuals, we keep narrowing our field of vision until we have little hope of "seeing" anything new. But, if we stop and think about it and no longer try to use our own eyes, but turn around and use the eyes of the person we are investigating; we may "see" the solution. What did your mystery person see?

Alice Colby Volkert is a professional genealogist who is involved in many aspects of genealogy. She specializes in New England, particularly Massachusetts, but can research in any part of the United States. Alice enjoys being a coach, helping people make their own discoveries and organizing their data. She guides and assists people who want to "do-it-themselves," or can do as much for anyone as they require.

She speaks at UGA, Expo and Jamboree Genealogy Conferences as well as local Family History Fairs and genealogy societies' meetings. She is on the board of the Southern California Chapter of the Association for Professional Genealogists.

Alice is President of the Colby Family Association, the descendants of Anthony & Susannah Colby who arrived with the Winthrop Fleet.

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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