Friday, November 10, 2006

Randy to speak at San Diego Gen Society on Saturday

My friend Ken Aitken, on his Genealogy Education blog, says that speakers should advertise their talks at local societies, so ...

San Diego genies - here is your chance to meet the only San Diego area genea-blogger - ME - and hear my stirring presentation about
"Finding Your Elusive Ancestors in the Census Haystack."

The San Diego Genealogical Society meeting is Saturday, 11 November at 12 noon at St. Andrews Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego, at Jackson Drive).

The publicity for the talk on the SDGS newsletter says:

"Have you found ALL of the census entries for your ancestors? If not, why not? - probably because they were not enumerated or indexed correctly - and they are lost in the haystack of millions of census entries. The chances of finding your elusive ancestors in the census has improved since the days of printed name indexes, Soundex card searches and microfilm cranking at the Archives or FHC.

"This presentation will briefly survey the available census records, discuss the census taking process, examine the change from microfilm to online access to the records, and describe methods to effectively search for your elusive ancvestors using online census indexes and images."

Hope you can make it - please mention this blog post if it convinced you to attend.

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