Friday, June 8, 2007

San Diego Gen Society meeting on Saturday

The monthly meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society is on Saturday, June 9, at 12 noon. The meeting will be at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church 8350 Lake Murray Blvd (at Jackson Drive) in San Diego.

The speaker will be Anne J. Miller. Her topics will be "Overcoming Obstacles to Finding Your Ancestors" and "Less Commonly Used Resources."

The program description is:

"Our problem-solving styles and our assumptions, thoughts, and beliefs often make it difficult for us to find our ancestors. While these factors can have a negative impact on our research, recognizing them and learning how to overcome them will result in solving more of those brick wall situations and being more successful in our research.

"Solutions to brick wall situations are often found by using one or more of the less commonly used resources in genealogy. Learning what these resources are, where they are found, and what types of information might be found in them, along with real-life examples, will help us to find more of our ancestors.

"Anne J. Miller began her genealogical quest 19 years ago. She is particularly interested in combining historical resources with genealogical resources to provide a more comprehensive understanding of people and their lives. The focus of her historical research is primarily Southern California.

"She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists as well as national and local genealogical and historical societies. She teaches for the Temecula Valley Genealogical Society and volunteers at the Murrieta FHC. She is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona."

SDGS programs have two program segments, separated by a snack time, program announcements, and an opportunity drawing. Peter Steelquist does a great job of leading SDGS and editing their newsletter.

I'm looking forward to hearing Anne's talk. I encourage all San Diego genealogy researchers to attend SDGS meetings and join the society.

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