Wednesday, August 10, 2016

San Diego Genealogical Society Program is Saturday, 13 August

The Saturday, August 13 program meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) starts at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd. in San Diego, at the corner with Jackson Drive).

The program speaker will be Debby Warner Anderson, who will present "Carrie's Letters -- Bringing Ancestral Letters to Life"

Synopsis of Debhy's presentation:

What would you do with a box of ancestral family letters? Several years ago I realized that my father had a shoebox full of letters written by my great-grandmother Carrie Terry Warner. What a tremendous find! Thus began my 6 year journey of what to do with these letters? After I read them I wondered how to make them meaningful for other family members? I will take you with me as I recount what that journey entailed and how I made the letters come alive and become much more meaningful then I ever believed they could be when I held them for the first time.

Debby's CV:

I have been interested and involved in genealogy since my early teens. I remember sitting and listening to my grandmother tell stories about various family members and wanting to learn more.  My grandparents both came from big families and I think by writing down who different people were it helped me keep it all straight. I remember being intrigued by a big cemetery stone in a local  cemetery that told the story of the family line on it.

I have been a member for many years of the San Diego Genealogical Society and Secretary for 2 terms.  In November I was finally able to get my blog Debby’s Family Genealogy Blog off the ground with the help of fellow blogger Diane Gould Hall. This has been a great way to help with my researching.  I was featured in April 14, 2016 GeneaBloggers “May I Introduce to You” and in Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog entitled Follow Friday-Fab Finds for March 18, 2016.

In addition to the program, there are two education classes at 9 a.m. in the upstairs classroom:

* Class 1:  Organizing your records and data, led by Claire McKarns

*  Class 2:  Reunion Software User Group Meeting, led by Anne Alves


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